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."