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Get Illinois Ready for the Hour of Code with Tynker!

November 30 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm


It’s that time of year again – time for the Hour of Code in Illinois! Extend the excitement for coding and computer science throughout your community and throughout the school year. Join us for a webinar that will give you everything you need to run a successful Hour of Code. In this webinar, you will learn to:

– Easily manage your classes for all of your Hour of Code Activities
– Inspire your students with activities based on UN Sustainable Development Goals, from NASA, and over 30 more
– Connect Tynker Hour of Code activities to the new Illinois Computer Science Standards
– Reward your students with Tynker certificates and badges
– Extend the Hour of Code excitement to the entire school year

Brian Bates

Brian Bates is the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center of Illinois (LTC). Brian leads and develops events, programs, and resources in support of digital learning, digital citizenship, emerging technologies, instructional issues and trends, technology integration, and teacher practices for educators across the state.

Prior to joining the LTC, Brian spent nine years at the middle school level as a math and science teacher, integrating technology into his classroom through the use of Chromebooks, flipped/blended learning practices, authentic assessment, and self-paced instruction. After leaving the classroom, he coordinated and facilitated professional learning activities at the regional level. He holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, both from Western Illinois University. Brian works out of the Regional Office of Education #33 in Galesburg.


November 30
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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