District Project: Hour of Code
2172 STUDENTS + 60 MINUTES = CODING AWARENESS AT LCS
On December 5th, LCS took a hour to celebrate computer science week and participate in the code.org’s hour of code. Created to raise awareness and breakdown barriers surrounding computer science fields, the Hour of Code has grown to an annual event involving tens of millions of students around the world.
This was the first district-wide event for LCS, which launched its first course in a four course computer science pathway earlier this year. The event was a teacher driven initiative led mainly by Mark Stafford at London Elementary, Jodi Pozy at London Middle School, and Dan Karl at London High School. Student activities, which can be accessed on code.org, ranged from game programing to animation. London Middle School and High School ran assembly schedules to support participation by all students.
At the beginning of this school year, LCS launched STEM courses in each of the district’s three schools in an effort to meet the district’s goal of high achievement and constant growth for all students. The Hour of Code supports the district’s related goal of applying for a STEM designation for each school in spring of 2019. You can learn more about the district’s STEM efforts by visiting the program webpage here.