The Hour of Code is organized by Code.org, a public non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. The Hour of Code is celebrated during the annual Computer Science Education Week in December. Code.org®,
The Hour of Code for 2017 is coming December 4th-10th!
Looking for ideas to host an event in your classroom or entire school?
This week's blog is a special edition, sharing resources and news from the founder of code.org, Hadi Partovi.
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Email: "From an Hour of Code to Years of Computer science"
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Teachers and schools worldwide are making plans for Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 4-10th) and the Hour of Code. With such a groundswell of support, it’s the ideal time to put the spotlight on computer science at your school.
For this year’s CS Education Week, take a pledge to expand access and diversity in CS.
Code.org has resources for educators to add high-quality computer science to your curriculum or enroll in hands-on professional learning workshops.
Expand computer science at your school.
If your students enjoyed an Hour of Code in the past, offering them a
longer course will help empower them to not just use technology, but to
create it. If you’re still new to computer science, take the first step by
hosting an Hour of Code.
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The first new Hour of Code activities are live on Code.org! We’re so excited to feature brand new activities again this year (with even more on the way!). And, all the favorites from past years are still available.
Try some of our teacher’s favorites in your class.
Filter by grade, experience level, and classroom hardware to find the perfect activity for your class. We even have new choices that work offline (no internet needed) and without computers.
And, there are also great choices for students familiar with coding. These activities can introduce your class to text based programming, a new language, or a novel way to apply a concept they’ve already learned.
Do something special for the Hour of Code this CS Education Week:
Go beyond an Hour of Code to years of computer science
Do you look forward to the Hour of Code each year? You could be a perfect fit with Code.org’s professional learning program! We offer hands-on workshops and online support with over 60,000 teachers raving about the program. Whether you’re brand new to CS or an experienced tech teacher, we have curriculum and professional learning options for you.
Together, anything is possible
This is the fifth year of the Hour of Code. As we look back on what’s happened since just last year, the results are incredible. Canada, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Romania all announced national plans for computer science. And in the U.S., the federal government and 40 different states are expanding plans or funding for K-12 computer science.
The Hour of Code is just the start – with your leadership, it’s the beginning of access to years of computer science for every student in every school.