FWSU Joins Global Community for “Hour of Code”

Target 3 – Flexible Learning Environments. FWSU will maximize flexible learning environments by redefining the school day, promoting learning experiences that extend beyond the school classroom, and fostering creativity, innovation, and differentiated learning opportunities for all.

Action Step – Increase access to resources for all students using digital tools making learning more accessible for diverse learners.

Indicator of Success for this Goal -Students are engaged in answering authentic questions and solving problems in collaborative settings.

In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, FWSU joins The Hour of Code mission to introduce 100 million students to computer science. Launched in 2013, Code.org created a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Their vision is simple – “every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science.”

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 hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and fewer students are studying it than a decade ago.

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So again this year, our Supervisory Union is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 8-14). Last year, 15 million students tried computer science in one week. This year, we’re joining students worldwide to reach 100 million students! As outlined in our Action Plan, we want to allow our tools to be a catalyst for collaborative inquiry with a global community.

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That’s why from kindergarten to high school, all three schools are joining in on exploring the hour of code. All three of our schools have created different opportunities for their students to become more familiar with code. This year, we’re joining students worldwide to reach 100 million students!

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Today is just the start of many possible events students can join in. Here are some additional resources you can share with your students to explore more beyond the hour of code.

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