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  • Hour of Code at Alden School  - Week of December 9th

    With technology changing every industry on the planet, computing knowledge has become part of a well-rounded skillset. But fewer than half of all schools teach computer science! Good news is, we’re on our way to change this. If you heard about the Hour of Code last year, you might know it made history. 100 million students have now discovered how accessible and fun computer science can be by doing just one Hour of Code.

    The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Learn more at http://HourofCode.com


    Based on the success of our past six years' Hour of Code weeks, we are excited for the seventh annual Duxbury Hour of Code during the week of December 9th. You can expect to hear about how your child worked on coding in their classroom and also during library that week. We, of course, provide students with opportunities to learn about writing and using code throughout the year, but this worldwide event is one of our favorite times to kick off your students' enthusiasm.  


     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.

    But only a tiny fraction of us are learning how technology works. Only 45% of all high schools teach computer science.

    That’s why our entire school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 9-15). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.


    Our Hour of Code is making a statement that Alden School is ready to teach these foundational 21st-century skills.

    See http://hourofcode.com/us for details, and help spread the word.

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