Coding Week was finished off in Anacostia. We were not at the White House, or a part of a one time initiative for a week. On December 12, 2015 Dr. Jesse Bemly and Joint Educational Facilities, did a workshop for those who were not served coding workshops as a part of their educational learning landscape.
We started with a mixture of students, teachers, college professors and students from JEF who are specialized in certain parts of the outreach that JEF offers to Anacostia, or any interested students in the Metropolitan Washington DC area.
We Instruct!! Year Round
The focus is more than on an hour of coding. One of the ways in which we contribute is by sponsoring classes and tutoring for students at JEF at 2528 Naylor Road, SE . www.jef.org
We Connect Students and Broaden Engagement
Here you see a small student. We work with students of all ages and have been encouraged to do what the schools do not. Broaden engagement and provide opportunities for scaffolding to groups that are sharing knowledge.
Of course this workshop involved the videos from coding outreach.
Dr. Bemely gave an introduction of our work at JEF. Much of what we have done was learned with Supercomputing in Broadening Engagement and in the Education programs. Some of what we learn and share was through the ESRI Education program. We participate with ESRI to share their outreach. http://www.esri.com/connected and one of our students now works with the Library of Congress demonstrating these skills.
We learn from organizations that reach out to teachers and then share what we learned. We curate information and share it on the Internet for parents and community. http://www.scoop.it/u/bonnie-bracey-sutton
Dr. Bemley and some of the participants work as adjunct staff at Bowie State. We have a couple of supercomputers, one of which is Little Fe.
Many institutions and teaching environments do not have access to parallel platforms for parallel and distributed computing education. Teaching key concepts such as speedup, efficiency, and load balancing are much more effectively done on a parallel platform. LittleFe is a complete 6 node Beowulf style portable computational cluster which supports shared memory parallelism (OpenMP), distributed memory parallelism (MPI), and GPGPU parallelism.
LittleFe weighs less than 50 pounds, easily and safely travels via checked baggage on the airlines, and sets-up in 10 minutes wherever there is a 110/220 VAC outlet and a wall to project an image on. It is from the Bootable Cluster CD project,
During the rest of the year, we cooperate with Dr. Henry Neeman with his sharing of ” What in the Heck is Supercomputing?” Interview here. https://shareok.org/handle/11244/17336
Dr. Bemley is the architect of scaffolding and creating opportunities for students. He networks to create opportunities for students, gather resources and instruct students to excellence.
Sometimes , we wish those who are looking to involve minorities in technology would reach out to him as a person of interest, and information toward the inclusion of students in STEM.
We have been helped by Charlie Fitzpatrick of ESRI, Dr. Bob Panoff of Shodor.org, and we have used the resources of Alexander Repenning to introduce a new level of gamification in learning.
We shared Frozen, for Kindergarten and Elementary level.
We used StarWars the video for Middle and High School levels.
We shared Minecraft for Middle and High School levels.
We dared to share http://circlcenter.org/ because we want to be involved in the new look at the Internet of Things and the worlds of Cyberlearning.