This December, Elementary students (and JH students enrolled in the Computer Applications elective) will be taking part in a worldwide learning event called “Hour of Code.” Organized by code.org, a non-profit organization, “Hour of Code” was created to elevate computer science awareness among students. Our students will be experiencing coding in a fun, yet challenging, way. They are excited to keep moving forward and approach the next challenge.
Second grade and above will also be learning about the computer science industry (grade-level appropriate) and what is happening within the job industry. The slogan Mrs. Shaw is using in her classroom is, “No worries! I’ve got this!” We are learning that failure is expected and part of the whole process – it gets us closer to understanding what will work. (Remember the difference between a Master and a Beginner is the Master has failed more times!) Students will receive a participation certificate to take home prior to Christmas break.