Hour of Code

Hour of Code

Bring computer science to your classroom.
Start with an Hour of Code, December 5-11, 2016

Computer science is changing every industry on the planet.
The basics of computer science also help nurture creativity and problemsolving skills, and prepare students for any future career.

What is the Hour of Code?
A one-hour introduction to computer science that happens during Computer Science Education Week December 5-11, 2016. Students and teachers can choose from a variety of activities for kindergarten and up. Activities work on any modern browser, tablet, smartphone, or even with no computer at all. No experience needed by students or teachers. Activities are available in over 45 languages!

Why computer science? Computer science is foundational.
Every 21st-century student should have the opportunity to learn how to create technology Computing is the #1 source of wages in the U.S. There are more than 500,000 computing jobs open nationwide. Computer science graduates enjoy the second-highest starting salary and the highest full-time employment rate (76%) within six months of graduation.

Students also love it!
Recent surveys show that among classes students “like a lot,” computer science and engineering rank near the top—only performing arts, art, and design are higher.

Register here to participate in the Hour of Code:
Register Now!

By registering with the Northshore Schools Foundation, teachers become eligible to earn a $20 gift card to Amazon and preprinted certificates for your students. The Foundation will register you with code.org so you will still receive all the support from them.

Teachers who do not typically teach computer science in their course work encouraged to register.

Join us for an optional conference call on November 9th with Northshore Schools Foundation Director Carmin Dalziel to catch the vision and mission of why the Foundation wants to encourage you to participate.

Want some training? Join Josh Edmond, from Instructional Technology to support you in integrating Hour of Code into your curriculum December 5-11.

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