Participate in “The Hour of Code”- called the Largest Learning
Event in History
During Computer Science Education Week, December 8-12, 2014,
New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) will be participating in The
Hour of Code, which organizers are calling the largest learning
event in history. Bellamy Elementary, Eaton Elementary, Forest
Hills Global Elementary, Murray Middle and Williston Middle
schools will be a part of an educational movement aimed at
reaching over 100 million students worldwide.
The Hour of Code provides the opportunity for students to learn
computer science, helping to nurture their problem-solving
skills, logic and creativity. The Hour of Code, organized by the
nonprofit Code.org and over 100 others, is designed to be a
statement that today’s generation of students is ready to learn
critical skills for 21st century success.
Throughout the week, students will be learning how to code using
programs designed for teaching computer science to young
children. Students will also be connecting with experts in
technology and robotics and sharing experiences with classrooms
across the nation and in Canada via Skype.
For more information, contact Dr. Kayla Page, Media Specialist
at Forest Hills Global Elementary School, at (910) 251-6190.