Current Community Projects
Read about what CTS is currently doing to improve our communities through volunteerism.
Train the Teach Workshop
CTS volunteers will host a "Train the Teacher" session where CTS developers with some educational experience will review our custom-developed, Scratch-based curriculum. This workshop will include basic programming concepts, exercises to reinforce the concepts, and Scratch. CTS will provide teacher and student materials that can be incorporated into a technology curriculum or used to faciliate a coding club. CTS volunteers will be available during the school year to support teachers inside and outside of the classroom.
Books For Africa
CTS is participating in collecting and sorting books for students of all ages in Africa.
100 Girls of Code
TechBirmingham ( techbirmingham.com ) along with Birmingham Women in Technology (BWIT) will bring the newest chapter of 100 Girls of Code ( 100girlsofcode.com ) to Birmingham this fall. The mission of 100 Girls of Code is to achieve gender parity in STEM fields by introducing young women to code and computer engineering at a young age. Through the program, TechBirmingham will provide free workshops introducing girls to the world of computer science and engineering, where they will create with code and engage in hands on, innovative thinking.
CTS has committed to providing the local volunteers needed to facilitate the first workshop.
Williamson County Schools Technology Advisory Board
Creative Coding Club
The Williamson County Schools Technology Advisory Board is bringing extracurricular computer coding clubs to Williamson County middle schools. The pilot "Creative Coding Club" began this semester at a single middle school, which Williamson County plans to replicate at all of its middle schools in the next few years. CTS is supporting this initiative by helping to develop curriculum, teaching introductory coding concepts and coordinating with volunteers from the local IT community to serve as teachers and mentors.