Did you participate in the Hour of Code for Computer Science Education Week?
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If you have not completed your Hour of Code, you still can do so! Code.org will make the tutorials available online for free – just go to www.code.org to get started, or continue where you left off.
Through the efforts of the Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN), dozens of U.S. Virgin Islands students and adults participated in the Hour of Code hosted by Code.org during Computer Science Education Week last December, and we continue to hear from people how they have been inspired to learn more about computer programming, scripting, and application development. The original goal of the organizers was 10 million students; this number has been surpassed and continues to grow.
To date over 21 million around the world in 170 countries have sat down to take the Hour of Code tutorials and earned their certificates, with “Beyond the Hour of Code” course materials for those who would like something more advanced. Geared to everyone from “6 to 106”, the Hour of Code is only the beginning. According to its website, the vision includes advocating for the inclusion of computer science as part of the core curriculum for K-12 students in all 50 United States, and increasing exposure to young women and underrepresented students of color throughout the world. Continue reading