2019-20 Technology Events
Hour of Code Week – December 9-15, 2019 (During Computer Science Education Week)
The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.
Regional Student Technology Competition - Saturday, December 7, 2019
Piedmont Region - Open to 3-12 grades students in Cherokee County Schools, Gilmer County Schools, Fannin County Schools, Murray County Schools and Pickens County Schools. $10 Registration fee per student. All 1st place winners are eligible to compete at State Competition March 14, 2020. Contact Dr. Shannon Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Registration will open early October 2019
Location: Woodstock Middle School
Time: 8:00am - 2:00pm
Cherokee Goes Digital 2020 – Tuesday, February 5, 2020
"Started in 2012, Digital Learning Day has provided a powerful venue for education leaders to highlight great teaching practice and showcase innovative teachers, leaders, and instructional technology programs that are improving student outcomes."
Georgia Student Technology Competition – Saturday, March 14, 2020
New Location: Kennesaw State University- Marietta Campus
"The Georgia Educational Technology Student Competition (GaSTC) is an annual student technology competition produced by the Georgia Educational Technology Consortium. The Consortium sponsors other technology initiatives in Georgia, including the Georgia Educational Technology Conference (GaETC). The GaSTC is the highest level of student technology competition in Georgia with over 750 projects, representing the work of 1000+ students, who are judged at the competition each March."