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 depend on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning how technology works. Only 35% of all high schools teach computer science.
That’s why Independent Elementary school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 3-9). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code. Our Hour of Code is making a statement that Independent school is ready to teach these foundational 21st-century skills.
To continue bringing programming activities to your students, we want to make our Hour of Code event huge. I encourage you to volunteer, reach out to local media, share the news on social media channels and consider hosting additional Hour of Code events in the community.
If you have free time during the school day and are able to support teachers in implementing activities, here is a sign-up sheet <Click Here>. Please select as many as you are able. You do not need to have a tech background; we simply ask for those who have time to come to school and support. We will be in contact with more information. Looking forward to your participation and making this event a huge success and inspiring our students!