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Code.org to help 2 million students learn to program

Apparently Code.org’s successful “Hour of Code” event in December was just a warm-up act. The Seattle-based nonprofit on Thursday is announcing the rollout of its computer-science education programs at 30 school districts around the country. Altogether they’ll reach more than 2 million students – nearly 5  percent of all K-12 students in the country — starting this fall. Code.org will provide curriculum and professional development and mentor teachers. Participating districts …

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Science Communications 2013

Communicating science — whether in text, television, the web, or in person — is an intensive pursuit, preoccupied with explanation. Sometimes the attention that must be paid to those qualities can stifle the passion which most of us bring to the subject. Our aim at Banff is to allow participants to take a step back from their daily pursuits, and open themselves to different ways of expressing that passion and…

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