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An Open Source CurriculumApril 21, 2020

An Open Source Curriculum Making Code Haven's Materials Available to All tl;dr: Check out our new curriculum, published online at codehavenyale.github.io! Why Go Online? Code Haven's mission is to inclusively increase access to computer science education in middle schools. For the most part, this mission is realized through our classroom model. This year, we've partnered with 7 classrooms around…

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Reflections on our Spring 2020 CurriculumApril 16, 2020

By Jessica Wang As new curriculum directors of Code Haven for the spring of 2020, Aaron and I were incredibly excited to launch straight into writing weekly curriculum for students to make projects on MIT’s App Inventor. In previous years, curriculum directors have created three different app projects that students can choose from, culminating in a final project that they can showcase at our end…

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TeachTech 2020 - Giving teachers the tools to teach computer scienceMarch 02, 2020

This year, on January 25th, Code Haven hosted our third annual Teach Tech conference. Here’s why we did it, how the day went, and what we took away from it. What is Teach Tech? Every winter, Code Haven hosts K-12 educators from New Haven and surrounding areas to help them learn how to integrate computer science into their school’s curriculum. The day consists of presentations, technical workshops…

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Teach Tech 2020 ResourcesJanuary 25, 2020

Code Haven held our third TeachTech 2020 conference on Yale's campus on January 25th, 2020. We had 35+ teachers attending from Brooklyn to New Haven, teaching Kindergarten to high school. We're sharing our presentations and handouts from the conference so everyone can use them, whether you were at TeachTech or not! Morning Keynotes Introduction and History of Code Haven: Slides Opening Keynote by…

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Teach Tech 2018 ResourcesDecember 08, 2018

Code Haven held our second TeachTech 2018 conference on Yale's campus on December 8th, 2018. We had 35+ attendees from Boston to New Haven, teaching Kindergarten to high school. We're sharing presentations and handouts from the conference so everyone can use them, whether you were at TeachTech or not! Morning Keynotes Introduction and History of Code Haven: Slides Opening Keynote by Nathaniel…

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Demo Day 2018 RecapNovember 09, 2018

On November 9th, we hosted a Demo Day for our 170+ middle school students, in which we had Yale CS student speakers presenting their projects, a panel, and some interactive activities. The goals was to spark an interest in computer science in our students by learning from CS students in college. We can't wait to see our student apply their CS skills in their Code Haven lessons! Learn more about…

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