P-3421

JavaScript for Wyoming

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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming

Total Budget: $3,000

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: General

Summary: Provide no cost software code online instruction to 160 students in Wyoming.


JavaScript for Wyoming, training our Coders for the future.

The Array School of Technology and Design, established in 2016, is Wyoming's first private accelerated technology and design school. The curriculum and classroom culture are designed to take any age or experience and transform them into professional full-stack web developers. The students learn computer coding, computer science fundamentals, and graphic design.

The Array team was instrumental in passing Computer Science Standards for K-12 schools in Wyoming in 2018 and was able to partner with Girls Who Code, a national organization, to offer computer coding to young girls in Wyoming. This course is free, started in January 2020, and lasts for 15 weeks. Array has also created JavaScript online, (JavaScript for Wyoming) a self-paced video program for all children grades 7-12. This course is more advanced for the students who are passionate about JavaScript and is the next step in this unique, skills training by distance learning opportunity.

JavaScript for Wyoming will be offered free to students around the State of Wyoming for the 2020-2021 to learn and explore JavaScript code from where they attend school or live. This course is designed for students grades 7-12 who have a foundation of basic programming such as Scratch, who would like to further learn computer science knowledge, specifically in JavaScript. The course is a self-paced, online curriculum with activities that reinforce learning. Array Apprentices and staff will be available as mentors to students who have issues with content or exercises to ensure competency.

Array will provide further curriculum development and supplies related to the content at their own expense. Array will also provide all marketing and advertising and handle application communication with students. Finally, Array will conduct background checks and training on any staff/volunteers that associate with the children.

The grant request is for $3,000 to provide mentorship to the children who require assistance and for marketing of the program to include handouts, posters, and social media pushes to create the most awareness possible for students.


Addendum to Project Description (added after the project was signed)

Rotary participation: Rotarian's will "help Array spread the word" about the program by personal calls to computer and science teaching staff and in collaboration with Array developing posters and handouts to target schools across the state. They will also develop a program about JavaScript for Wyoming to present via Zoom to clubs in the target communities to increase awareness of the innovative distance learning program and encourage members to support and possibly participate as local mentors if those skills are present.

Project Contact Person

District: 5440

Rotary Club of: Cheyenne

Primary Contact: Brent Lathrop

Email: bdlathrop@charter.net

Project Status

Approved
This project is "Approved". This means that the district leadership has reviewed and approved the allocation of district funds for this project. Once the funds from the district have been issued, the status of the project will be changed to "Paid".

Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Cheyenne (5440)

5-Jun-20

$1,500

$1,500

$3,000

Total

$1,500

$1,500

$3,000

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History Log Entries

5-Jun-20

by Randall Looper

Brent,

I do not see any Rotarian involvement in this grant. District grants cannot be used strictly to fund programs. They must be humanitarian in nature and have Rotarian involvement.

5-Jun-20

System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

5-Jun-20

by Brent Lathrop

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

5-Jun-20

by Brent Lathrop

System Entry: Project signed by Brent Lathrop.

6-Jun-20

by Brent Lathrop

Rotary participation: Rotarian's will "help Array spread the word" about the program by personal calls to computer and science teaching staff and in collaboration with Array developing posters and handouts to target schools across the state. They will also develop a program about JavaScript for Wyoming to present via Zoom to clubs in the target communities to increase awareness of the innovative distance learning program and encourage members to support and possibly participate as local mentors if those skills are present.

7-Jun-20

by Robin Sims

System Entry: Project signed by Robin Sims.

18-Jun-20

by Randall Looper

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

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