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NHCS to 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.

 

Posted: 12/01/2014