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uCode@UWG: Building Kids' Interest in STEM-C.
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

One Saturday a month, children aged 7 to 17 gather in the College of Education of a University located in the west of the State of Georgia, to learn about computational skills, tools, and languages for coding. In these free of charge, three-hour sessions, volunteers and mentors provide guidance to kids and parents to develop and increase their programming knowledge. The key personnel of the project -four faculty currently working at the university- believe that exposing children to coding at early ages can awake their interest in computer science and enhance their computational skills, essential for the jobs of the 21st century. This presentation provides insight about the planning and progress of the project, discusses ongoing research associated with it, and showcases future implications and recommendations for similar university-led community outreach projects.

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D' Alba, A., Huett, K., Remshagen, A. & Rolka, C. (2015). uCode@UWG: Building Kids' Interest in STEM-C. In D. Rutledge & D. Slykhuis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2015--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 96-99). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 19, 2019 from .

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