NCVPS Celebrates the Hour of Code Week 2017

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NCVPS is excited to participate in the Hour of Code during the week of December 4th to 8th. The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org. During the Hour of Code, students participate in computer science and computer programming activities. This initiative reaches tens of millions of students in over 180 countries.

NCVPS students will have the opportunity to learn about coding and earn some extra credit at the same time. Students will choose a programming activity based on their interests. Each activity has tutorials from the Hour of Code website that are designed for programmers of all ages and ability levels. Coding activities include Minecraft, Star Wars, Frozen, Angry Bird, and many others!

Why is so much attention being given to computer science? Because it’s foundational to what we do and it’s changing every industry on the planet. We believe all learners, both young and old, should have the opportunity to learn how to create technology. Computer science concepts also help nurture creativity and problem-solving skills to prepare students for any future career.

NCVPS wants to see all the great things that our students and teachers are doing during their Hour of Code. As you complete the Hour of Code activities, please take selfies and share them with NCVPS. Use the hashtag #NCVPSHoC or mention us at @ncvps.

NCVPS students should look for updates about the Hour of Code from their teachers during the week of December 4th – 8th.