Code Savvy Connections
Updated: Jun 29, 2021
The Latest From Code Savvy
Just a reminder, the Code Savvy Board of Directors is looking for our next Executive Director to expand our work of creating opportunities for hands-on, equitable computer science learning experiences that inspire all learners to transform the future for good.
If you, or someone you know, has nonprofit leadership experience, a passion for promoting equitable education and increasing access for underrepresented students in the computer science field - we want to hear from you!
Additionally, Code Savvy is looking for Part Time Computer Science Curriculum Developers to support our school partnerships through the development of project-based curriculum! Join us to engage and inspire students through creative computing!
Click the button below to learn about all opportunities currently available with Code Savvy!
This Week’s Spotlight and Project-Inspiration Theme: Summer Solstice!
This week’s focus is Summer Solstice
For students, summer is marked by the end of the school year in early June. However Summer doesn’t officially begin until June 21st, which is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere and marks the Summer Solstice.
The summer Solstice has been celebrated by many cultures around the world throughout history, as many cultures view it as a time to celebrate summer weather, long days, and fertility of the earth. Some cultures have even built monuments to celebrate the summer solstice, including Stonehenge or many temples including ones in Egypt and Mexico. You can check out this article for more ways cultures celebrate Summer Solstice, or this article that shares about monuments to celebrate the event.
Summer Solstice can be a great time to get out and enjoy the weather and long days, but if you do decide to continue practicing your programming skills, maybe you could make a program that teaches about the day? In Scratch you could build a program that shows the earth’s orbit around the sun and what causes the long days. Or maybe you want to create a program about summer safety and activities for students who are no longer in school? Whatever you choose to make, be sure to share it with your friends and family.