Today, we’re surrounded by technology, yet very few of us understand how computers actually work. Simple computer science activities can help nurture creativity and problem solving skills. By getting a feel for computational thinking early, you can have a foundation for success in any future career path.
The Hour of Code initiative in Southeast Tennessee will demystify coding and get people of all ages coding through simple, easy-to-use tutorials. Schools and community organizations throughout our region can hold their own Hour of Code events for teachers, students and even parents. Opening the door to computer science means opening the door to learning, creativity and future careers.
- Visit www.csedweek.org to learn about this initiative and watch videos about how you can promote Hour of Code in your community.
- Download our flyer to help you promote the initiative.
- Contact the STEM Innovation Hub for guidance.
There will be TWO different Hour of Code events on December 13, 2014. The first event, which will take place from 10:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Youth and Family Development Center in , is open to 3rd and 4th grade students. The second event, which will take place from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Chattanooga Public Library, is open to students grades 5-8. All skill levels are welcome – this is for students interested in trying out coding for the first time or expanding their existing coding skills. No experience necessary! During this 4-hour session, kids will:
- Learn about computer science careers from local professionals
- Meet other students interested in coding
- Complete the Hour of Code tutorials
Registration deadline for the Chattanooga Hour of Code Event is December 10, 2014
Don’t wait to register! Space is limited!