Letter from SkillsUSA:
Thank you for your participation in the Chapter Excellence Program! Your chapter has achieved and is being recognized as a 2020 QUALITY Chapter. I applaud your chapter’s efforts and intentionality around ensuring that students receive Framework skill development and encourage you to continue and expand on that effort by completing the Level 2 portion of the application next year.
We at SkillsUSA want to honor and recognize your effort and achievement. Coming soon you will be able to view all CEP participating chapters on the SkillsUSA website on the Chapter Excellence Program page, https://www.skillsusa.org/programs/chapter-excellence-program/. Super exciting news is that we have created CEP badging, attached, which you can proudly display on your school website or in your signature line for recognition of the 2020 participation; how awesome it would be to collect and display these badges yearly for your chapter!
For the past school year I have been working on how to create a cross curricular lesson dealing with computer science and health. The first thing I found was that this would not be easy. I chose to do a survey of all of my students to find out which activities they would most likely want to participate in. After learning this information I coordinated with our PE department to get an understanding of how we could make this work. Students were all given lessons on how to take their own blood pressure and the data would be used to help students understand Big Idea of Data and Information.
This project is called 5 components of fitness and its a great way to get students interested in computer science and their own health. Please review the lesson and let me know how it worked out for your school site.
Copyright 2020 Larry Hood
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Apple Community Education Initiative is a program where teachers receive support in teaching with Apple products and software development tools. https://www.apple.com/education/k12/.
Apple’s Community Education Initiatives Coding Academy is a course designed for educators in the Community Education Initiatives (CEI) program who are launching a learning journey with code, create and community impact. In over three days of live learning on July 28 - 30th. Mr. Hood connected with new colleagues coding with Swift. During the three days teachers worked on an app prototype for engaging students. Mr. Hood is part of cohort 14E.
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Mr. L. Hood