CodeFest Miami 2014 and the Hour of Code

CodeFest Miami 2014 and the Hour of Code — 100 elementary/middle/high schoolers attended a coding challenge session with prizes provided by local tech companies. Many attendees coded for the first time with the help of our CIS Students who mentored
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Girls Who Code Miami Program Summer Cohort

We hosted the Girls Who Code Miami Program Summer Cohort of 40 talented female High School students and taught students how to use APIs to develop a simple GIS application. Read more at FIU News.

Coding Jam for Middle Schoolers

Partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Google to present a Coding Jam for Middle Schoolers hosted by our school. 60 diverse students attended and experienced coding for the first time! Read more at

Hour of Code Challenge! CodeFest Miami Grand Finale

Florida International University School of Computing and Information Sciences, the Miami-Dade County Office of Commissioner Juan C. Zapata, LAB Miami, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami-Dade College, and the Beacon Council, inspired by, hosted “Code Fest Miami” during Computer Science
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FIU Tapestry Workshop

The goals of the NSF funded high school instructor workshop to attract more and diverse students into your high school Computer Science classes by sharing strategies, research-based practices, and field-tested ideas for teaching computer science in a way that reaches
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FIU STEM Teachers Workshop

SCIS hosted the second annual FIU STEM Teachers Workshop in June 2013. The workshop, supported by a grant from Ultimate Software and attended by high school teachers from Broward and Miami-Dade counties, introduced computational thinking concepts, object-oriented visual programming skills
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SCIS hosted the Computer Science for High School

SCIS hosted the Computer Science for High School, a Google sponsored, three-day hands-on workshop for High School educators to promote computer science and computational thinking in high school curriculum. Topics include Embedded Systems and Robotics, Raspberry Pi software development, and
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