Hour of Code 2016

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 2:15pm

Since 2013, Unit 4 has been growing participation and interest in computer science across the District by participating annually in the Hour of Code.  The Hour of Code, which will take place December 5-10, is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming.

From this activity, many Unit 4 teachers K-12 continue to work with their students doing coding activities throughout the year. One place the happens daily at the elementary level is at Kenwood, the District's computational thinking-focused elementary school. The District also offers access to computational thinking and computer science exposure at all three middle schools in addition to computer science classes offered at both high schools including the fastest growing AP class: AP Computer Science.

Next week is Computer Science Week and we will once again have activities at all campuses.  Individual teachers may be hosting an hour of code during the week in their classes.  We are also hosting after school coding parties at the Middle schools (Wed - Jefferson, Thur - Franklin, Fri - Edison) and family coding hours at Stratton on Monday from 6-7pm and BTW the following Tuesday (Dec 12) from 6-7pm.

To find out more ask your student or check out the resources at csedweek.org or code.org.

Happy coding!

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