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Flagstaff Academy Participates in Hour of Code for Computer Science Week with Die Cut Stickers


Longmont's Flagstaff Academy will be having Hour of Code sessions on Tuesday and Thursday as part of Computer Science Education Week, the global campaign to demystify "code."

On their die cut sticker, the Dragons (that's their mascot) feature the "I participated in..." words above the Hour of Code and Code.org logos with their school colors. It's a great design for those who attend and want to display their new love of, and understanding for, coding and computer science.

For this year's Computer Science Education Week all schools in the St. Vrain Valley area, and over half of the schools in Boulder Valley School District will be participating with their own line up of coding and computer science educational activities. At Longmont's Alpine Elementary School, the week of coding events was kicked into gear with the demonstration of a hovercraft, built by two juniors from Skyline High. The hovercraft was built in a STEM Academy class, and was an exciting way to introduce the magic of computer science to a younger crowd.

We've been supporting these programs for a few years now, and we love that it can show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities, but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. There are a bunch of tutorials and activities on the site for anyone to try, and that's why this program can be so impactful for self-directed learning. Now this grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide, and this year, there are over 130,000 CSEdWeek and Hour of Code events around the world.

Long-time Supporters of Hour of Code

In 2016, we wrote up posts about Computer Science Education CSED week at Galvanize Boulder and Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek). We're happy to promote these events locally, and all around the world.

As this video from Code.org says "Computer Science is Changing Everything."

Sponsorship Desk: CSEd Week 2015

StickerGiant CSED Week Sponsored Stickers

StickerGiant CSED Week Sponsored Stickers

It's day two of Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), an annual program developed to inspire grade school to high school students to get involved in computer science. CSEdWeek was created in 2009 by the folks at Code.org, and each year consists of a grassroots campaign that's supported by 350 partners and 100,000 educators worldwide.

But why December 9th? Well, back in 1906, computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper was born, and now this event honors her memory and contributions to the field every year.
In January of this year, Hour of Code--the centerpiece of CSEdWeek--reached 100 million “hours served,” making the Hour of Code and CS Education Week the largest education campaign in history.

From the CSEdWeek site: The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event, and the one-hour tutorials are available in over 40 languages. No experience is needed and anyone ages 4 to 104 can try it out.

There are 191,029 Hour of Code events around the world.

On the Learn page, they have interactive coding games themed like Minecraft, Star Wars and Disney's Frozen, plus advanced topics like Scratch.

We made stickers this year for the Boulder-area events, and you can see our signature mountains in the banner-wrapped design.

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Read more about CSEdWeek on their blog, and you can get questions answered on their FAQ page.

Follow @CSEdWeek on Twitter and check all of trending topics at the #CSEdWeek hashtag.

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