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Family Code Night
familycodenight.org

Jan 04, 2017 2017-01-04

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Family Coding Event

Pioneered by the California nonprofit MV GATE, Family Code Night is a whole-school family event that ignites coding and computer science learning at any elementary school and in any family. The program engages K–5 children and their parents or guardians in the experience of doing their first hour of computer programming together in an early evening special school program. The puzzles teach the basics of computer logic as parents and students create lines of code by dragging and dropping commands such as move forward or turn left to move pieces on a game board. In one of the challenges, for example, the code enables an Angry Bird to corral a Bad Pig. MV GATE has developed an Event Kit that shows any school, organization, or parent volunteer how to put on the event—from invitations to posters, program script to handouts, and much more. The kit is being offered free of charge to any elementary school in America via the event and volunteer-organizing platform of SignUp.com.

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