RESOURCE: Free Code Your World Kits: Please forward to schools, teachers, libraries, and after school programs

Are you a teacher, public librarian, or afterschool program serving youth in grades 4-8 in WV? Register to receive a free NYSD Code Your World kit!

 

Help kids in your school, community, or afterschool program join more than 150,000 children across the country participate in the 11th annual 4-H National Youth Science Day (4-H NYSD) challenge this fall. This year’s challenge, Code Your World, teaches young people computer science skills through four engaging hands-on activities.

No prior computer science experience is needed for the teacher/facilitator or participating youth!

 

Developed by Google and West Virginia University Extension Service, this hands-on experience includes a computer-based activity on Google’s CS First platform, as well as three unplugged activities that bring coding to life through games and interaction. Code Your World is perfect for first-time and beginner coders, ages 8 to 14. Each kit comes equipped with all the materials necessary for youth to complete the experience, including instruction booklets for both youth and adult facilitators.

WV School Teachers, Public Libraries, and Afterschool Programs can register for a free kit here: https://wvu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_egmv0jwb739khM1

Supply is limited and registration will close when all kits are allocated. Kits will be distributed in late September.

4-H NYSD is an annual program that provides access and opportunity for kids everywhere to take an interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) by participating in a hands-on STEM challenge. All kids everywhere are invited to participate in 4-H NYSD. Additional information can be found at https://4-h.org/parents/national-youth-science-day/. Code Your World kits are also available for sale here.

4-H NYSD 2018 was developed in collaboration with Google, with support from our national partners—BNY Mellon; Corteva AgriscienceTM , Agriculture Division of DowDuPontTM; and HughesNet. Funding to supply free kits to West Virginia schools, libraries, and afterschool programs was provided by the West Virginian University Provost’s Office.

For more information, please contact:

Jen Robertson-Honecker, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Specialist

West Virginia University Extension Service

4-H Youth Development

Jen.Robertson@mail.wvu.edu