Hour of Code 2019 is here!
Updated: Dec 13, 2019
PS 29 is joining in on the largest learning event in history, Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week 2019 (Dec. 9-15). Over 100 million students worldwide have participated in the Hour of Code, and PS 29 has been participating since it’s launch in 2013! This year, our first through fifth graders will be coding along with students worldwide in more than 180 countries.
We live in a digital world, surrounded by technology in our daily lives, but how many children are getting the chance to learn how to build and create it? Computer science helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By exposing children to computer science in elementary school, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path. In 2015, Mayor DeBlasio announced a city-wide goal for all schools to teach computer science within the next 10 years. This is our 7th year offering computer science at PS 29﹣so we’re proud to be leading the way!
Wondering what skills kids gain when they learn how to program?
✓ Creative thinking ✓ Systems thinking ✓ Problem-solving
✓ Collaboration ✓ Digital Literacy ✓ Persistence + Perseverance!
PS 29 believes in the importance of these foundational 21st century skills. Students in grades 1-5 will celebrate the Hour of Code with Ms. Sperry during their next library visit, from December 9-20. This Hour of Code event launches our computer programming units in grades 3-5 in LML. Look out for notes from Ms. Sperry with further details about specific coding apps and programs for each grade.
Visit code.org to learn more, and check out the Coding section of my website (ps29tech.org) for more great computer programming activities.