Teaching Kids Programming update from Molokai!

View from the balcony of our condo in Molokai

We’re on Molokai for 10 days, teaching kids to program.  We are here due to a travel grant (we are donating our time) from the MONA Foundation.  So, what are we up to here?

We are teaching both kids and teachers.  Each day our schedule is to either train teachers on how to use our TKP courseware with their kids or to directly train kids.

We have a busy schedule – today alone we taught 100 8th graders at Molokai Middle School for their second hour of Java.  Tomorrow we’ll be starting with a total of 60 K-3 students.  We’ll introduce them to programming using the visual game building environment of Kodu.

We also made some changes to our TKP website to support our work here and in the future.  I made a quick video (<2 min. recapping those changes).

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