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2016 Hour of Code

2016 Hour of Code
Posted on 12/12/2016
Dear PAUS Parents,

Hour of CodeTechnology is embedded in our lives and our world today. Additionally 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.

But only a tiny fraction of us are learning how technology works. Fewer than half of all schools teach computer science.

That’s why our entire school has joined in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, which occurred last week during Computer Science Education Week (December 5-11). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.

Hour of CodeOur Hour of Code is making a statement that Putnam Ave Upper School is ready to teach these foundational 21st century skills. To continue bringing programming activities to your students, we encouraged all math and science teachers to utilize the Hour of Code site. The week was an exciting one where all students had hands-on experience coding a variety of new programs. Students worked independently and in small groups to assist in the problem-solving nature of coding. It was exciting, challenging and rewarding for all.

Did you know that CRLS now offers nine courses in computer science? We are well on our way to getting our students engaged with programming and the possibilities it holds for their future.

For more information, please click here, or ask your child to teach you how to code. It is fun, easy and accessible to all!

Sincerely,

Ms. Marianne Bees
 Library& Technology Specialist