Media Advisory for December 9, 10, 11, 2015

Rosarian Celebrates Computer Science Education Week with Hour of Code

WHAT:  

In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, December 7 Ð 13, Rosarian AcademyÕs technology staff is introducing first-through-fourth-grade students to an ÔHour of Code.Õ  The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries.  This week, over 191,000 Hour of Code events have been scheduled around the world. The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. This grass-roots cpaign, organized by Code.org ( a 501c3 non-profit), is dedicated to expanding participation in computer science to help nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity and provide a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path. For more information, visit hourofcode.com.

Roarian AcademyÕs implementation of the Hour of Code this week is the kick-off to the school preparing to add STEM Lab into the Lower School curriculum. Beginning in January 2016, kindergarten-through-fourth-grade students will attend a STEM Lab class every other week, in addition to their weekly computer classes where they already practice skills such as keyboarding and creating PowerPoint presentations. STEM Lab classes will include coding and engineering principles and incorporate projects based in science, engineering, and math through the use of technology.

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