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America Campaign The America Campaign a national movement to improve the lives of all Americans through the use of technology, education and the arts.

The America Campaign® was founded in 2009 as Warrior Gateway®, a national nonprofit that connected service members, military families, wounded warriors, families of the fallen and our nation's veterans with the Sea of Goodwill, the hundreds of thousands of government and nonprofit programs in their local community. In 2011, those efforts were recognized as Warrior Gateway® was awarded a Federal Co

The America Campaign® was founded in 2009 as Warrior Gateway®, a national nonprofit that connected service members, military families, wounded warriors, families of the fallen and our nation's veterans with the Sea of Goodwill, the hundreds of thousands of government and nonprofit programs in their local community. In 2011, those efforts were recognized as Warrior Gateway® was awarded a Federal Co

Too often in computer science education, “rural” is tacked on as an afterthought. People talk generally about rural scho...
12/23/2017
in Small & Rural Communities – America Campaign

Too often in computer science education, “rural” is tacked on as an afterthought. People talk generally about rural schools, instead of talking meaningfully with those who work in them.

In the ‘Unlocking the Potential of Small and Rural Communities’ talks from the 2017 CSforALL Summit, rural stakeholders spoke to their experiences building computer science in rural communities.

Too often in computer science education, “rural” is tacked on as an afterthought. People talk generally about rural schools, instead of…

Proud to join our partners TIE Technology & Innovation in Education and Code.org in announcing Teachers Teaching Tech: a...
12/18/2017
America Campaign and Technology & Innovation in Education Selected as Code.org Regional Partners to Receive $615K Investment for K-12 Computer Science Education | America Campaign

Proud to join our partners TIE Technology & Innovation in Education and Code.org in announcing Teachers Teaching Tech: a four state initiative to train over 6,000 K-12 teachers in Computer Science by Fall 2021 plus a $615,000 investment in supporting this initaitive!

http://americacampaign.org/news/press-releases/america-campaign-technology-innovation-education-selected-code-org-regional-partners-receive-615k-investment-k-12-computer-science-education/

Welcome Governor Doug Burgum to the  Partnership! Thank you for supporting  and Teachers Teaching Tech!! Proud to be a C...
12/07/2017
Burgum joins governors' partnership aimed at increasing access to K-12 computer science education | North Dakota Office of the Governor

Welcome Governor Doug Burgum to the Partnership! Thank you for supporting and Teachers Teaching Tech!! Proud to be a Code.org Regional Partner for North Dakota with TIE Technology & Innovation in Education

https://www.governor.nd.gov/news/burgum-joins-governors-partnership-aimed-increasing-access-k-12-computer-science-education

Burgum joins governors' partnership aimed at increasing access to K-12 computer science education

Ever had a good idea? Now imagine your idea combined with the power of technology, the possibilities are endless! Bring ...
07/25/2017
Come Code with Us!

Ever had a good idea? Now imagine your idea combined with the power of technology, the possibilities are endless! Bring those fresh ideas to life at Big Sky Code Academy. Enrollment is open, grab your spot today for our web development and data science bootcamps. Online or in-person, full-time or part-time, you choose what's best for you! Contact Scott in admissions today @ 406-616-2633 or [email protected]

Offering Montana's first ever Data Science Bootcamp, Big Sky Code Academy seeks to fill the Intermountain Region's skills gap with highly qualified bootcamp grads. Choose from online & in-person program options. Call us today to learn more. Scholarships & payment plans avail. Admissions Line: (406)…

Try it out...an  could change your life!
12/05/2016
The Hour of Code is here

Try it out...an could change your life!

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students of all ages in 180+ countries and over 45 languages.

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It's and we're asking everyone to support our Montana Code Girls program. Every donation, no matter how small, goes to supporting this free after school program for girls ages 9 to 19 in Montana.

Donate today: http://bit.ly/MTCGGT

11/11/2016
Vets Float Scholarship

Proud to be working with Matthew Gangloff to support the Vets Float Scholarship and bring the healing power of Enlyten Lab Float Center to veterans near and far.

Happy Halloween!  Check out these NASA pumpkins. What's your pumpkin look like?
10/31/2016
You Have to Watch NASA’s High-Tech Pumpkins in Action

Happy Halloween! Check out these NASA pumpkins. What's your pumpkin look like?

For the last five years, the engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have been putting your pumpkin carving skills to shame in their annual contest.

Know someone in Billings?  Let them know that Montana Code Girls is looking for volunteers!
10/26/2016

Know someone in Billings? Let them know that Montana Code Girls is looking for volunteers!

Hey Billings! Our class is growing and we need more volunteers for our awesome girls out there! Register here: http://buff.ly/2eShtY4

Congrats to our flagship education initiative Big Sky Code Academy on a new partnership!
10/03/2016
Big Sky Code Academy Announces Plans to Expand K-12 Computer Science Instruction Through Partnership with Code.org and Participation in White House Computer Science Event

Congrats to our flagship education initiative Big Sky Code Academy on a new partnership!

Missoula, MT (PRWEB) October 03, 2016 -- Big Sky Code Academy selected as Code.org’s Professional Learning Partner for Montana. In addition to adult and youth programs, Big Sky Code Academy will be expanding its programs to teach educators Computer Science curriculum.

Great news about our Montana Code Girls program expanding to Kalispell!
10/02/2016
Girl Code - Flathead Beacon

Great news about our Montana Code Girls program expanding to Kalispell!

When Marianne Smith was learning the language of computer coding in college, it required a bag to hold all the punch cards needed to tell the computer what to do.... more

Great response to our Montana Code Girls program!
09/11/2016
Fall 2016 Schedule

Great response to our Montana Code Girls program!

Fall 2016 Schedule Important Notes: Primary Division: Ages 9 to 14 (8th grade) Secondary Division: Ages 14 to 19 (High School) For locations where we do not yet have a physical space, we are offering the online option. Please see the schedule below. City Location Division Day Time Belgrade TBD Prima...

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Benefits of Learning Coding

Benefits of Learning Coding

Benefits of Learning Coding Beginner Series: What Is Coding? Benefits of Learning to Code How Coding Works Common Coding Languages The Best Place To Start Coding Introduction To Web Development Introduction To Web Design Introduction To App Development Learning coding empowers you to do many things…

What Is Coding? 15 Facts For Beginners
08/16/2016
What Is Coding? 15 Facts For Beginners

What Is Coding? 15 Facts For Beginners

As I was looking over DailyTekk’s analytics recently I noticed that a lot of people are landing on our site after Googling “what is coding?” Most likely, these searchers end up on…

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08/03/2016
Risks and rewards

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If you're looking to lead the effort to get more  in Montana, here's your opportunity!
08/03/2016
Jobs at the Academy

If you're looking to lead the effort to get more in Montana, here's your opportunity!

We are hiring! Currently we have the following job openings: Full Time & Part Time Web Development Instructors Montana Code Girls Program Director Full & Part Time Web Development Instructors Bozeman, MT *

Great opportunities for techies in Montana and those looking to move to Montana!
08/03/2016
Jobs at the Academy

Great opportunities for techies in Montana and those looking to move to Montana!

We are hiring! Currently we have the following job openings: Full Time & Part Time Web Development Instructors Montana Code Girls Program Director Full & Part Time Web Development Instructors Bozeman, MT *

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Happy Friday, JCF!
Here is a summary of the 11/17 JCF Meeting Minutes:
ANNOUNCEMENTS
o Veterans Stand Down update (Possibly January - suggested combining it with Project Homeless Connect 1/27/17).
o Checking availability of The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula on 5/20/17 (Armed Forces Day) for the 2017 Heroes @ Home BBQ & Music Festival. (Hoping to combine it with the Su***de Prevention Run).
o Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Basket Drive for Veteran Families (Approximately 20 Veteran families needing help) - Requested: Turkeys, green beans, corn, dinner rolls, desserts, yams, stuffing, cranberry sauce.
DROP LOCATIONS: Hog Heaven (Coffee shop next to the Harley dealership) and the Axmen.
Contact: Spring, Spartans Honour Inc, 396-6462 or spring.smit[email protected] (Spring is happy to collect any donations as well, "everyone is welcome to contact me").
o The United Veterans Council (UVC) of Missoula and Ravalli Counties is also collecting turkeys at the American Legion Post 27, and they will be putting 30 turkey dinner baskets together Monday to be delivered Tuesday (26 recipient names so far). UVC is also still collecting socks and items for “Santa Socks!"
o The Missoula Aging Services Senior Corps Program Manager announced that she’s happy to continue Kay’s work with the Montana Supporting Soldiers Christmas Care Packages, and although the donations have been smaller without Kay’s energy, they’re appreciative of the support.
o Team Rubicon discussed the disaster response projects they've been involved with in the south (flood & fire). They will be planning an event for December and will share the details soon.
o Veterans Court Mentor announced that since Missoula Veterans Court received additional funding, they can double what they do now (Anyone interested in becoming a mentor or learning more about Missoula Veterans Court can call 258-4728 or email [email protected]).
Story, “Sheriff’s office provides bridge funding to keep, expand veterans court” Congrats, Brenda Desmond & Msla Veterans Court!
http://missoulian.com/news/local/sheriff-s-office-provides-bridge-funding-to-keep-expand-veterans/article_d2e793e7-6c4f-5aec-b114-49a9dd34878e.html
o Vet Rep for U.S. Senator Daines Office discussed the Veteran History Project. It has been opened up to Gold Star Families. He also discussed the military academy nominations.
o Team RWB Missoula announced that Team Red, White & Blue is open to everyone and has about 60% Veterans / 40% non-Veteran members. They’re having a coat drive (deets later).
o Job Service Hamilton discussed the VVSC Open House 11/17 from 5-8pm.
SPEAKER
Devin B. Holmes, [email protected], (202) 420-0105, America Campaign, Big Sky Code Academy & Montana Code Girls and Doug Walter, Director of Education & Technology of America Campaign and Co-Founder of Big Sky Code Academy.
o Devin discussed the history of the Big Sky Code Academy.
o The America Campaign is a national non-profit, and Devin and Doug founded the Big Sky Code Academy. They train both adults and youth to pursue academic and professional careers in technology (Accelerated 12 week full-time and 8-month part-time software development and technology training programs).
o Big Sky Code Academy, click link to apply for FT / PT classes starting January.
o Montana Code Girls, FREE – Register by 1/9/17, NO programming experience necessary (Middle school – high school age girls); Next session starts January 2017: M & Th for 2 hours after school at public libraries statewide (Classes will be open to boys and girls, “Montana Code Kids” next summer).
o They’re always looking for grant funding, but their goal is to have the programs approved for VA educational benefits, GI Bill, etc. “through partnership” by 2017.
o Their next venture will be Montana Teaching Tech (code.org, teaching K-12 educators how to bring coding into their classrooms) by 2020.
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION & SUPPORT!
THANK YOU AGAIN, Cabela's, FOR HOSTING SUCH AN AMAZING EVENT! Here are some more pictures from Danny ~ enjoy!
REMINDER: JCF Monthly Meeting, THURSDAY, 11/17 at NOON, American Legion Post 27 - Agenda:
• Introductions: Please feel free to tell us about your program / services while you’re introducing yourself.
• Executive Committee Brief / Discussion
• SPEAKER: Devin Holmes, America Campaign, Big Sky Code Academy & Montana Code Girls.
• Open Discussion
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!
Want to move to Montana? Looking to make an impact in getting more ? Here's your opportunity to join the America Campaign team and lead our Montana Code Girls initiative.
“The program is now accepting applications for the first cohort of approximately 25 students to begin this Fall. The School is actively encouraging a diverse pool of applications, from Montana and beyond, with a particular focus on women, Native Americans and veterans.”



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