We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and less students are studying it than a decade ago.
That’s why our middle school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 8-14). Last year, 15 million students tried computer science in one week. This year, we’re joining students worldwide to reach 100 million students!
Our Hour of Code is a statement that SciTech is ready to teach these foundational 21st century skills. Middle School students will be mentored on hour long coding lessons by our High School Computer Science students on the morning of Friday, December 12, 2014. Ask your students about their coding experiences!
See http://hourofcode.com/us for more details, and help spread the word!