Unit 4 Students to Participate in #CSEdWeek & Hour of Code

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 11:56am

In celebration of Computer Science Education Week (December 7-13), and as part of the District's ongoing technology and computational thinking efforts, students around the Champaign Unit 4 School District will be participating in the Hour of Code this week. 

The District's Educational Technology Coaches have coordinated a number of opportunities around this week in addition to their ongoing efforts and support of teachers. 

Leading up to #CSEdWeek, students at Westview, Barkstall, and Bottenfield participated in Coding Nights, which invited parents and students alike to code together using the Foos Computer Programming Game. Volunteers from Yahoo and Wolfram were on hand to assist and students. Foos and TCBY sponsored these events, and winners will be helping fellow students to code throughout #CSEdWeek at their campuses. 

The Central High School Library will be hosting a week-long event during 6th hour, in which kids can drop in during lunch all week to participate in the Hour of Code.  A programmer from Wolfram will visit this Thursday as a special speaker. In addition to the 6th hour activities, the library will also be open after school every day for coding activities. 

At Centennial High School, the library will also serve as an open house location for Hour of Code on Thursday and Friday during 6th hour lunch.
There are many more coding activities taking place around the District this week. Please contact the Educational Technology Director David Hohman at hohmanda@champaignschools.org for more info. 

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