The Club of young programmers of the University of Valladolid, CompuEdu@UVa and Antonio Garcia Vicente


Between the months of May and October of the year 2012 It had the beginnings of CompuEdu@UVa. It all started with the Organization and holding of the first Scratch Day grape prepared by teachers and students of the speciality of computer science of the Master in compulsory secondary education teacher, Training professional and teaching of languages. The success of this Prime Scratch Day held on the Campus of Valladolid in May led us to repeat in the Campus of Segovia and Palencia in October of the same year. Concerns that have arisen in this regard and our desire to bring the teaching of computer science to more kids pushed us to launch the Club of young programmers of the grape in February of 2013. Our Club has grown and has multiplied, currently running a CJP@UVa in the University of Valladolid and the other on the Campus of Segovia, with a total of 35 and 15 Kids, respectively.

Since then, the Group's activities intensified with a clear vocation of training of trainers, by monitors and workshops for teachers of primary and secondary courses, with the intention of introducing called computational thinking and skills of the 21st century. This outreach effort has been led by the celebration of the different editions of Scratch Day; We already have thousands participants in these activities, boys and girls, that you have passed by classrooms and laboratories of this school of Engineering Computing of Valladolid as well as the Maria Zambrano Campus in Segovia. Do not forget nor events “The hour of the code” We have organized or supported, activities in schools that have promoted, as well as the dissemination activity which allowed the FECYT-funded project, “Match: Programming math with Scratch”.

In this work, we were, When a day, in a Scratch Day, appeared a small kid, very excited about programming; was an intense day for him, and the result was that he liked it so much that she decided to stay with us in the CJP. He has learned, It has matured, He has participated in the programming competition organized within the Scratch Day, individually and teamwork with other colleagues, but, above all, still enjoying learning and has begun to enjoy teaching. It has been a couple of editions of Scratch Day monitor and it has given example many children; We already have other members of the CJP also monitors and teach other kids. We have, Really, a true programming Club.

From CompuEdu@UVa we are very satisfied of the work done so far and very proud of that kid: Antonio Garcia Vicente, but also of all the members of the CJP@UVa kids, some with us almost from the beginning and other newest members who have come forward.

Finally, and not least, We want to thank capitalized both Antonio and his family as are and by the magnificent reporting that have given us. The impact of his presence in a maximum audience on television program It is priceless and everyone has excited us.

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