August 20, 2018, San Jose, California: The Moreland School District is looking for volunteers to be trained to lead weekly classes over a 6 week period as part of the Coding 5K Initiative through the San Jose Public Library. Volunteers are needed to ensure that coding is available in all seven Moreland schools, including Moreland’s five Extended Day programs.
Volunteers do not need to have any coding or teaching experience to be trained. The San Jose Public Library will provide 1.5 hours of training/orientation and trained volunteers will lead a 6 week program at the school site, once a week, covering basic coding ideas and techniques using Scratch or Java. Following are the current site needs:
- Anderson (4 Volunteer Openings Available)
- Baker (3 Volunteer Opening Available)
- Country Lane (4 Volunteer Openings Available)
- Easterbrook Discovery School (5 Volunteer Openings Available)
- Latimer (5 Volunteer Openings Available)
- Payne (4 Volunteer Openings Available)
- Moreland Middle School (3 Volunteer Openings Available)
- Extended Day programs (5 Volunteer Openings Available)
“We’re very excited about the Coding 5K Challenge through the San Jose Public Libraries, because it increases access to quality STEAM programming,” said Superintendent Mary Kay Going. “We have a unique opportunity to expose the benefits of coding to all Moreland students so they will build skills that reinforce not only their academic success but creativity, risk-taking, and collaboration as well.”
Coding classes are scheduled to begin in mid-September and will be offered to school sites throughout the fall. If you would like to be a part of this amazing program for Moreland students, contact Tracy Dwyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408-874-2969.