About Me

Thank you for visiting BeyondTheHourofCode.com. This site supports the book Programming in the Primary Grades, Beyond the Hour of Code. 

Behind Beyond the Hour of Code

Beyond the Hour of Code is a site authored and curated by Sam Patterson Ed.D. Sam is a Prek-6th grade makerspace teacher in West Los Angeles. The goal of this site is to share ideas and resources with teachers in order to empower them to use programming instructionally with students as young as pre-kindergardners.

This site is lovingly web-mastered by Jeff Bradbury a Technology Integration Specialist for Westwood Regional School District in North New Jersey and the creator of TeacherCast.net.

Interested in Contributing?

BHOC is always looking for guest bloggers to share how they are using programming to support instruction in their own classroom.  All lesson welcome at all stages of “perfection” problems are sometimes more interesting than solutions.   Please fill out THIS FORM and we will contact you.

Here is a video from the early days, Sam Patterson presents at the K12 Online conference.