Lakeland Elementary Joins Mission to Introduce 100 Million Students To Computer Programming

Students Will Participate in “Hour of Code” During Computer Science Education Week

LES_Hour of Code_keyboardEvery one of the 800+ students at Lakeland Elementary School will be joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code. Lakeland students will receive a hands-on introduction to computer programming during the week of December 8-14.

Superintendent Dr. Ted Horrell noted, “This event lines up perfectly with our district goals to enhance the technological proficiency of all of our students and give them more technology skills they can use to improve learning and career readiness.”

Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. Girls and minorities are severely underrepresented. The Hour of Code Project is intended to help change this–in one week last year, 15 million students tried computer science. In 2014, the Hour of Code’s goal is to involve 100 million students.

The Hour of Code is organized by the nonprofit Code.org and over 100 others. For more information, visit hourofcode.com

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