Each Wednesday, I run a Coding Club meeting during lunch. This club is run through the library and any student can join the club.
Lunch at our school is from 10:43 to 11:18.
This block of time is only 35 minutes in length.
By the time students get to the library and settle down, we've already lost at least 15 minutes, which puts us at about a 20 minute meeting. This is not enough time for me to instruct students or even introduce a new robot.
Now THAT is something I like to see.
I'm currently trying my best to get students involved in Computer Science, but some are not interested.
I organized two Hour of Code sessions for tomorrow (Wednesday, December 7th). Even an hour can quickly turn into 40 minutes.
Coding should be put into the Ontario cirriculum.
I'm fighting for this because I cannot get anymore time than I'm currently asking for. I have to attend my classes to get where I want to be. I cannot stay after school because I have other commitments in my life, like everybody else.
If Coding was implemented into the cirriculum, my Coding Club would continue, but more students would be doing it and see the value.