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What is Computer Science Education Week?  Computer Science Education Week is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science.  CS Ed Week was Dec 3-7.

How did SJS students participate?  What is the Hour of Code?  Teachers in Grades 1-8 designated time to Computer Science by engaging in the Hour of Code activity, Dance Party, offered by code.org.  “The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts! Over the past years since its inception in 2014, the Hour of Code has reached tens of millions of students in 180+ countries.”  ~code.org 

What was the result?  Students had a blast unleashing their creativity as they collaborated with their partners to code dancers moving to music of their choice.  Using blocks to create new dancers, different types of movements, background effects, and more, students engaged in the activity and learned that Computer Science can be fun!  Check out our Hour of Code video! 

Will there be more Computer Science and coding?  Yes!  SJS students have the opportunity to learn to code at varied times of the school year.  Many of your students are coding at home with similar programs.   You can try out Dance Party with your students!  Go to:  https://code.org/dance

For engaging Skype in the Classroom sessions recorded during CSEd Week visit Meet Code Creators.