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 less students are studying it than a decade ago.
That’s why our entire school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 9-13, Dec. 3 & 5 ). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.
It's that time again. The students are already excited. Our Hour of Code is a statement that Walnut Acres Elementary is ready to teach these foundational 21st century skills. To continue bringing programming activities to our students, we want to make our Hour of Code event huge. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. No experience or programming knowledge necessary. Let the students be the drivers. I encourage you to volunteer, reach out to local media, share the news on social media channels and consider helping our community on our Hour of Code event.
This is a chance to change the future of education in our MUR on. Save these dates. Keep your eyes open for sign up sheets through Konstella.
- Tuesday, December 3rd @ 1:30 - 2:30 5th Grade
- Thursday, December 5th @ 1:30-2:30 3rd Grade
- Monday, December 9th @ 8:10-9:10 2nd grade
- Monday, December 9th @ 9:45 - 10:45 Kindergarten
- Wednesday, December 11th @ 10:21 – 11:21 4th grade
- Friday, December 13th @ 8:10 – 9:10 1st Grade
- Friday, December 13th @ 10:15 - 11:15 Transitional Kindergarten
Check our school website closer to the dates for further information. I will use an appropriately leveled activity for each grade level as suggested on the Computer Science Education Week website (https://csedweek.org/learn).
Thanks for all the wonderful assistance you provide year round.