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BISB to Join International Hour of Code Initiative

December 01, 2014

Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. Girls and minorities are severely underrepresented. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this- and this year, the British International School of Boston is doing its part!

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Students from Year 1 to Year 13 will join the international movement Hour of Code next week, December 8-12, to learn about computer programming and trying their hand at coding in ICT classes and in their classrooms.

The Hour of Code is an international initiative to teach computer programming for at least one hour to students and adults of all ages in schools throughout the world. Organized by the nonprofit and over 100 others, the Hour of Code is a statement that today’s generation of students is ready to learn critical skills for 21st century success.

In one week last year, 15 million students tried computer science! Computer science was on homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo! and Disney. President Obama, Shakira and Ashton Kutcher all kicked off the Hour of Code with videos. Over 100 partners came together to support this movement.

This year, the Hour of Code movement is aiming for 100 million students.

That’s why every BISB student in Year 1 to Year 13 will be joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Dec. 8-12. Students will participate in various age-appropriate coding acitivities, working to design their own computer games, computer programs and more.

We look forward to sharing this learning with our families and the community throughout the week next week! Please stay up to date on our activities on the BISB Facebook and Twitter pages and this blog.