The week of December 7 was Computer Science Education Week, and to take part in the week of recognition, the students at Most Holy Trinity School (MHT) participated in the Hour of Code.
On December 8, from 9-10 a.m., students in kindergarten through eighth grade visited Code.org to experience the basics of computer programming. Code.org “is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color.” Students selected from a menu of coding options that included Star Wars, Minecraft and Frozen. The boys and girls then spent an hour writing code to move characters through different tasks. After one task was completed, a more advanced task was presented. The students were both challenged and engaged in the coding experience.
The Hour of Code energized students and generated smiles throughout MHT’s classrooms. All students received a certificate at the end of the program acknowledging their completion of the Hour of Code. Students look forward to participating again next year. Maybe the next computer program you use will be possible because of someone from MHT.