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Hour of Code is Coming!



Students from all over the world will participate in ‘Hour of Code™’ during Computer Science Education Week, December 5-11, 2016.

The 'Hour of Code™' is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week at https://csedweek.org/ and Code.org at https://code.org/ to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. Since 2013, the 'Hour of Code™' has been dedicated to expanding computer science education and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color and has engaged 10% of all students in the world. "The Hour of Code is designed to demystify code and show that computer science is not rocket science - anybody can learn the basics," said Hadi Partovi, founder and CEO of Code.org. "Over 100 million students worldwide have tried an Hour of Code. The demand for relevant 21st century computer science education crosses all borders and knows no boundaries." (Additional highlighted information is available here on their flyer.)

Again this year, students in every school in our district will participate in the ‘Hour of Code™’. All the resources and materials are available, free of charge, on the Code.org website. These resources include self-guided tutorials using games such as Minecraft, Star Wars, Frozen and many more. Code.org reaches students where they are, at their skill-level, in their schools and in ways that inspire students to keep learning.

Students can also participate in the Hour of Code from home with an internet connection, free of charge by visiting https://code.org/learn. For those who have never done the ‘Hour of Code™’ before, the basics of the campaign are still the same: Anybody can learn, no experience required, and it only takes an hour.