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{MI}Code Experience

 

Give your students the tools to become the next generation of problem-solvers, creators, and innovators!

LEARN. EMPOWER. INSPIRE.

Welcome to the West Michigan Tech Talent {MI}Code Experience!

 

Are you a Tech Professional? West Michigan Tech Talent (WMTT) is excited to invite you to be a mentor for this year’s {​​​​​​​​​MI}​​​​​​​​​Code Experience (formerly the Hour of Code event)!

 

{​​​​​​​​​MI}​​​​​​​​​Code Experience seeks to introduce third through fifth-grade students to coding and computer science career paths. Learning to code can help these students become the next generation of problem-solvers, creators, and innovators! 


This year’s event will be multiple live, virtual events throughout National Computer Science Week and the week after (from December 6 – 17). 

INSIDE {MI}CODE EXPERIENCE

TEACHER/PARENTS

View the lesson plan

More tech fun!

 
 

HOUR OF CODE LESSON PLAN

Ready to get started? Follow the steps outlined below and enjoy the Hour of Code experience!

 

If you haven’t done Hour of Code before or need a refresher, please watch the tutorial video below to prepare. The video will walk you through the activity so you’ll feel confident leading your learners.

STEP ONE:

  • Setting the stage: briefly introduce the day’s activity. Example: “Today, we’re going to spend one hour learning to code. Has anyone heard the term “code” before? What does it mean?”

 

STEP TWO:

STEP THREE:

  • Start the students on the Minecraft – Adventurer exercise.

  • The “Minecraft – Hour of Code: Intro” video will automatically pop up. Play this video for your learners.

  • Choose your character.

  • Walk your students through stages 1 and 2.

STEP FOUR:

Instruct your learners to:

  • Open the activity on their own device: https://studio.code.org/s/mc/stage/1/puzzle/1

  • Click the “X” to close out the “Minecraft – Hour of Code: Intro” video.

  • Choose their character.

  • Repeat stages 1 and 2 to get used to moving around the workspace and its components.

STEP THREE:

  • Let your learners work through the stages at their own pace.

  • Help them troubleshoot tricky stages as needed.

  • Refer to the answer key to help them navigate through stages if they get stuck.

  • HAVE FUN!

MEET YOUR LOCAL

IT PROFESSIONALS

 
 

DID YOU HAVE FUN?

Please complete our survey about your {MI}Code Experience. Your feedback is important to us and will help us improve the program!

 

Looking for more fun? Check out these resources to keep coding!