Hour of Code is an annual event at QAE teaching beginning coding skills to all students. It is important that every student has an opportunity to learn computer science, and this event also teaches problem-solving, logic, and creativity. These are vital skills no matter what field students go into as adults. Only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and fewer students are studying it than a decade ago (and women account for only 12% of computer science degrees). That’s why our entire school is again joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week. More than 100 million students have participated already (and our kids are among them!)
This year's Hour of Code focus is creativity. See the series of videos that highlight creativity and feature Bill Gates, Malala, Serena Williams, Sheryl Sandberg, Neymar and many more. Show them to your kids to get them excited!
The Hour of Code Team is looking for volunteers to help the students throughout the day on 12/6. This is a fun activity, and it does not require any advanced technical skills. Please sign up here today! We're going to start with a volunteer meeting at 8:30 for a quick tutorial about what programs students will be doing and how you can support. We'll then head to classrooms. We'll be sure you're in the class of your child. If you can stay throughout the day, great. If you can only stay for part of the day, just note on the volunteer form.
Sign up here to volunteer...
If you work for a technology company, we'd love to have a group of engineers volunteer!
If you have any other questions, please contact Greg Marks, PTSA Technology Director and Hour of Code maestro, at email@example.com.