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Building on last years success, Boise Code Camp will again be adding a youth track to its traditional selection of community driven technical content. The youth track is a full day of sessions dedicated to the experienced and novice programmer between the ages of 6 and 16.
In past years Boise Code Camp has had a single session presented for kids by kids as young as 6 years old. These sessions were so well received and attended that we were encouraged to expand beyond just a single session. In the last year, millions of kids, many of them in our own community, have learned to code with the Hour of Code and tools like Scratch and Raspberry Pi. Boise Code Camp is representative of our community and the kids in our community are starting to code.
The youth track occurs during Boise Camp Camp at Boise State University in the Student Union Building.
Come for the whole day or just drop in for a session or two.
Like all code camp events, the youth track is FREE but we do ask that you register on the Boise Code Camp web site so we can have an idea of how many attendees to expect.
K-12 Outreach Activities
The Department of Geosciences is eager to work with local teachers and classes to enhance Earth Science education in the K-12 community. , if you are looking for someone from the department to give a special presentation to your class, assist with developing classroom activities, serve as a science fair judge or advisor, speak at a career day, assist with Science Olympiads, etc.
A variety of materials have been produced within the geoscience department by faculty, staff, students and volunteers. These include field trip guides, lab activities, career resource materials, local geoscience content and related instruction materials. We expect the number and variety of items available for download on this site to increase each year. Please contact us with further specific classroom material requests and/or suggestions to improve our materials available.
Each summer the Micron Foundation hosts Chip Camp, a free three-day camp for students completing either the 7th or 8th grade. This camp focuses on hands-on science and engineering activities related to the semiconductor industry. Activities are lead led by Micron engineers and professionals and include a visit to Microns global headquarters in Boise, Idaho.
2018 Boise Chip Camp Dates:
Online Registration for Chip Camp 2018 will be available Monday, April 9, 2018. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. MT.
Each camp session is held Tuesday Thursday. Students are expected to attend all three days.
Code.org Computer Science Fundamentals facilitators are experienced computer science educators delivering one-day, in-person workshops to local elementary school teachers to teach computer science in a format that’s fun and accessible.
The ideal CS Fundamentals Facilitator is an enthusiastic supporter of computer science education, possesses a connection to Code.orgs equity-focused mission and has a strong background in the curriculum area, preferably through past teaching experience. Experience mentoring teachers and managing/hosting professional development workshops a plus.
At Engineering For Kids of Boise Metro, we focus on using hands-on and interactive methods to get children ages 4-14 excited about science, technology, engineering, and math. We are the only company that uses the Engineering Design Process for all of our curriculum programs to ensure we educate children in the smartest and most impactful way possible. Our Boise educators will introduce kids to age-appropriate activities related to virtually every area of engineering.
The on-site event includes various technical sessions led by Micron female mentors exploring a variety of technical career options with fun, hands-on learning activities.
Gizmo-CDA, Coeur d’ Alene’s non-profit makerspace, is a place where art, design, technology and tools are connected by the hands and minds of the people of this community. Its a place where creative play is done by everyone from K thru Gray. Tools you have always wanted are there
to give birth to the ideas that you have always had!
THINK BOLD be part of Gizmo-CDA and become a gizmologist!
“Improve the quality of learning through innovative solutions, collaborative relationships and the access and application of educational technology.
Idaho Digital Learning was created by the Idaho State Legislature (Title 33, Chapter 55 Idaho Code, 2002) and Idaho educators, developed for Idaho students, and is recognized as a leader across the nation in online virtual education. Idaho Digital Learning was created to provide access, equity, and flexibility for students in the state of Idaho according to its statutory authority, and Idaho Digital Learning enables the state to meet its constitutional requirement to provide a uniform and thorough educational system.
By creating Idaho Digital Learning, an online state school, the Idaho Legislature, school administrators, and school boards created a consolidation of 115 school districts with highly qualified teachers, online courses, virtual services, and eLearning expertise for the state in online virtual education policy, procedure, and implementation.
Funding for Idaho Digital Learning is provided by an annual appropriation and course fees charged to enrolling schools. Additional revenue comes from professional development fees and private grant funding. Idaho Digital Learning does not grant credits or issue diplomas but works in partnership with the local school districts to record student grades.”