Delran Celebrates Hour of Code and Computer Science Education Week

The following is a guest post from Mrs. Hutchinson, K-12 Supervisor of Mathematics and Computer Science

Delran Township Public Schools celebrated Computer Science Education Week from December 7-12, 2015 by promoting and encouraging participation in Hour of Code with our students and families.

Our youngest learners, Kindergarten through 2nd grade students at Millbridge Elementary School, participated in an “unplugged” activity that promotes the type of thinking required in computer coding, called Imagination Playground. Students in several 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classrooms participated in an online Hour of Code at Delran Intermediate School. At Delran Middle School, every student will participate in an Hour of Code online during December. At Delran High School, students continued to learn coding applications in our Computer Science course.

In addition to activities in school, parents and families throughout the district were provided with information and links, and encouraged to engage their children in an Hour of Code at home. Click here for the information sheet sent to all Delran Schools families.

Hour of Code is designed to demystify the idea of computer programming, and show students of all ages that computer science is accessible for them. No previous experience or knowledge of computer programming is required to participate–just a device with an internet connection.

Delran Township Public Schools produced a video featuring students from K-12 to promote Hour of Code and Computer Science Education Week 2015. Click here for the video.