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Every December as the year winds down, things pick up in Engage. This December is no different. Two things drive this flurry of activity as the calendar year draws to a close: our Roadmap focus on coding and computer science education, and the Engage annual birthday celebration. The match is quite serendipitous - Engage launched in 2009 with the broad goal of pushing the limits of technology's impact in classrooms, and right now one of the strongest forces in this area  is the idea that computer science in some shape or form is for all students.

 

The three big events that stand out in December for Engage are:

 

This month, we want to know:

  • Are you participating in CS Ed Week or the Hour of Code? If so, what are you doing? If not, what would you do to participate?
  • What key skills do students pick up when they learn to code beyond just programming?
  • What did you learn in Engage this year? Pick one learning point that stands out to you and share it.

 

codebadge.pngAs with each month, if you participate in our Roadmap theme-based activities, you can earn a badge. If you complete all the actions related to this month's content during the month of December you'll earn the Community Roadmap Code for Impact badge and 200 community points. To do this, you need to:

  • Read this blog (hint, if you're reading this, you've already completed this step)
  • Comment below with responses to the bold-faced question in the post above.
  • Bookmark and then leave a comment to participate in our Engage and Win giveaway discussion.