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The "Discovering Computer Science & Programming Through Scratch" books are updated for Scratch 3.0!

This curriculum teaches the fundamentals of programming with creative activities and challenges using Scratch, a free coding platform for children. With these books, students will be prepared to write their own programs!

Visit the 4-H store to purchase the "Discovering Computer Science and Programming Through Scratch" books for your students.


This past Saturday, BeeSpotter webmaster Michael McKelvey and identifier Terry Miesle presented at the biennial Wild Things conference in the Chicagoland area. The talk, titled BeeSpotter Update: Bumblebee Sightings and Historical Comparison, informed attendees about participating in citizen science bee monitoring projects like BeeSpotter, and showed comparisons of historic (pre-1980 data) with contemporary (2018-2022) data using heatmaps.

View the Google Slides slidedeck.


Related Link: MSTE Friday Lunch Series

Please join us for the last MSTE Friday Lunch of the Fall 2021 semester! The presentation will be given over Zoom and all are welcome to attend!

About the talk: Tracy D. Dace will describe the mission and impact of DREAAM (Driven to Reach Excellence and Academic Achievement of Males) in the Champaign and Rantoul communities. DREAAM works to amplify the greatness of boys and young men working every day to sustain a culture of achievement, engagement and behavioral health.

Speakers: Tracy D. Dace

Topic: Hope for the Future: Reaching, Teaching and Empowering to Prioritize Academic Achievement and Child Well-Being

When: Friday, November 19, 2021, from 12:00-1:00pm

Don’t forget to RSVP via the MSTE Friday Lunch website to receive the Zoom link!


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