Code and create

MGM Codes is a collaborative partnership between the City of Montgomery, Montgomery Public Schools, Ed Farm and Apple focused
on bringing transformative and future-focused learning experiences to students, teachers and
community members to the capital city.

2021 MGM Codes Registration

virtual camp dates: June 7-July 29

Mayor Steven L. Reed and Montgomery Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Ann Roy Moore announce the launch of a new initiative called MGM Codes.

Coding Initiative

The City and MPS created MGM Codes in collaboration with Ed Farm, a nonprofit committed to transforming classrooms and uplifting communities, and Apple Inc. The partners seek to advance innovation, creativity and outcomes for Montgomery middle school students by increasing access to high-tech tools and teaching assets. Ed Farm will assist in offering programs that target teacher fellows, student fellows, classrooms of tomorrow and code clubs.

technology and fun

MGM Codes will bring the latest technology to students and teachers. MGM Codes will introduce Montgomery’s students to coding and creativity using iPad and Apple’s Everyone Can Code and Everyone Can Create curricula. The initiative also includes comprehensive professional learning opportunities for Montgomery’s teachers to give them the tools to successfully integrate the new technology into their classrooms.

registration is open

All sessions and support are centered around four core topics: Code, Create, Community, and Cultivate Change and will be interwoven into three phases: Introduction, Integration, and Innovation. Sessions will focus on best practices and are customized to fit the core needs of Montgomery Public Schools teachers and students.

2021 MGM Coding Dates

June 1 – July 30, 2021

  • 3 Days iPad Basics Bootcamp
  • 3 Weeks iCan Code Camp
  • 3 Weeks iCan Create Camp
  • 6 Weeks Virtual Code Essentials Lite
  • 6 Hours Ed Farm Fridays Teacher Professional Learning

July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022

  • 70 Hours Teacher Fellows Professional Learning
  • 16 Hours Personalized Innovation Coaching
  • 20 Hours Future of Learning Summit
  • 16 Hours School-wide Staff Professional Learning

August 2, 2021 – May 27, 2022

  • 16 Weeks Introduction to Innovation course
  • 25 Student Fellows per semester, per school
  • 1 Unified Arts Elective course curriculum
  • 1-2 Ed Farm facilitators to co-design and co-facilitate 50% of classes

August 2, 2021 – May 27, 2022

8 Weeks Virtual Code Essentials Lite

  • 1-2 facilitators per cohort
  • Up to 12 students per cohort
  • Individualized content & curriculum that introduces participants to the fundamentals of coding

16 Weeks Code Club

  • 1-2 facilitators per semester, per school
  • Up to 12 students per cohort
  • Individualized content & curriculum that introduces participants to the fundamentals of coding

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