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.
That’s why the students at JFK Middle School joined in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week, December 4-10. More than 150 thousand Hour of Code events happened worldwide last week, and students throughout the Northampton school system took part.
The Hour of Code, organized by the nonprofit Code.org, is a global movement that believes the students of today are ready to learn critical skills for 21st-century success. And, it’s fun! With interactive, hands-on activities, students learned computational thinking skills in an approachable way. Our Hour of Code event made it clear that JFK Middle School is ready to teach these foundational 21st-century skills; and our students are ready for the challenge!
As we continue bringing programming activities to your students, we want to make technology an integral part of your students’ educational experience. This is a chance to change the future of education in Northampton.
See http://hourofcode.com/us for details.