START FROM SCRATCH
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2016- Tuesday, November 2nd, 2016
All programmed works are to be submitted electronically through the Start From Scratch Submit page.
Relevant to theme transformation
Less than 1 minute in length
Can be be a remix from the library
Must include a descripition of blocks used
Start from Scratch is the fall initiative for CEEAS, designed to bring high quality, relevant, common core aligned curriculum directly to teachers working in secure care facilities across the country. A unique, technology-driven initiative that offers students the chance to learn coding and programming skills while they are in secure settings.
Start from Scratch starts with a two-day writing exercise. Students will write a script responding to a prompt exploring the theme of transformation from a personal perspective. The curriculum will then transition to instruction with the programming tool, Scratch. Scratch is a free downloadable programming tool, designed out of MIT, that can be used to create animations and games. Scratch supports basic to advanced programming and requires no prior programming experience. Students will then have five days to convert their script to an animation using the Scratch skills they learned. The initiative will culminate with a nationwide competition.
Judges come from the private sector, academia, and juvenile justice arenas.
Schools and educational programs in juvenile facilities around the U.S. are invited to begin implementing the Start from Scratch curriculum on October 13, 2016. CEEAS provides daily lesson plans and instructional materials.