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 depend on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning how technology works.
That’s why Avon Maitland school’s are joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 5-11).
Our students and teachers are choosing from a variety of activities for kindergarten students and up that will introduce them to computer science that is designed to demystify ‘code’ and show that anybody can learn the basics.
“Coding opens up a world of creativity for kids”, states Vince Trocchi System Principal of Technology and Student Success. “The problem-solving and critical thinking needed for coding goes well beyond normal day-to-day learning and, for many students, it can be a powerful experience. By exploring coding in classrooms now we are laying a solid foundation for kids’ futures because many of their jobs will be connected to it.”
Computer science is changing every industry on the planet.
To find out more about the ‘hour of code’ visit the Hour of Code website.