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 hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction
of us are learning computer science, and fewer students are studying it
than a decade ago.
That’s why the PTA’s STEM Committee is trying to get all members of the
3rd, 4th, and 5th grades to join in on the largest learning event in
history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week.
This year’s event will take place on Monday, December 5th. The schedule for
each grade is as follows:
- 3rd Grade: 9:30-10:30 AM
- 4th Grade: 2:00-3:00 PM
- 5th Grade: 2:00-3:00 PM
In order to make the Hour of Code a success, we need parent and community
volunteers who can help students in the classroom on the day of the event.
Volunteers do not need to have any coding experience!
The time commitment will be pretty small — an hour or so on the day of the
event, and an hour or so one evening before the event for a training that
will familiarize everyone with the hardware the kids will use and the
activities they will be participating in.
We really need your help to make this event a success, so if you can
help, please use the following link to sign up:
For more information about the Hour of Code, see http://hourofcode.com/us for
details. It’s going to be a great hour!