This week, our students are joining in the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 3-9).
Following our school's mission to provide a world-class curriculum centered around critical thinking and intellectual curiosity, 4th grade teacher Bruno Thomas has registered our 3rd to 6th grade classes to participate in this worldwide event. Our students will be able to complete the tutorials and activities in both French and English!
At the International School of Orange County, we share the organizers’ belief that every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science, helping them sharpen their problem-solving, logic, and creative skills in a diverse competitive world. Whatever field our bilingual students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on understanding how technology works.
This global movement is available in over 45 languages and is open to more than 180 countries. To date, the event has recorded 665,227,562 participants with a total of 197,838 events!
The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science designed to demystify "code" and show that anybody can learn the basics as well as broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide.
See http://hourofcode.com/us for details, and help spread the word.