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 hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and less students are studying it than a decade ago.
That’s why our entire school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code. During Computer Science Education Week last year, 15 million students tried computer science in one week. This year, we're joining students worldwide to reach 100 million students!
Our Hour of Code is a statement that Almira Coulee Hartline Middle School is ready to teach these foundational 21st century skills. All students enrolled in any of Mr. Matthewson’s technology classes will be completing the Hour of Code. In addition, the seventh and eighth grade technology classes will be completing a twenty hour introduction to computer science course offered through the Hour of Code project.
See http://hourofcode.com/us for details.