Hour of Code: Call for volunteers
Educational Programs is seeking computer scientist volunteers to visit schools during Argonne’s third annual Hour of Code initiative. Held during Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 4-10, 2017, the initiative helps schools participate in Hour of Code activities and provides students with computer scientist role models. Last year 45 Argonne scientists visited 49 schools.
Volunteer program details:
- Volunteers register and select their preferences.
- Schools register and select their preferences.
- Educational Programs matches each volunteer with a school(s) based on preferences.
- Each volunteer prepares a 10-minute presentation about their work (Educational Programs will provide a template for this during a one-hour training session).
- Volunteers visit the school on the day selected and present to a class or multiple classes (minimum volunteer time during the school visit is two hours; volunteers are welcome to stay up to the entire day).
- After the presentation, the teacher will lead the class in coding activities while the volunteer assists students.
Hour of Code is a worldwide movement designed to demystify code and demonstrate that anyone can learn the basics. It also serves to broaden participation in the field of computer science.
Interested employees can register here to volunteer.
For questions, contact Jessica Dietzel (DEP).