Every year, tens of millions of students in 180+ countries participate in Hour of Code, a week-long global movement that encourages students to participate in activities that provide a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming. During Computer Science Education Week from December 9-15, 2019, the students and faculty at YISS participated in the Hour of Code for the sixth year in a row.
This is the third year that the Hour of Code at YISS included a prize draw. For K-2nd grade students, the prize was a Dot Creativity Kit, for 3rd-5th grade students the prize was a Star Wars R2D2 Droid, for 6th-8th grade students the prize was a 3Doodler Create+ 3D Printing Pen Set and finally, our 9th-12th grade students had the opportunity to win a CoDrone Pro Programmable Drone. Congratulations to the Hour of Code raffle prize winners who were notified earlier this week and were overjoyed to collect their prizes!
If you would like to continue to develop your coding abilities or were not able to participate in Hour of Code week, we want to encourage all parents, students, and teachers to try out a coding activity at Hour of Code 2019 and go Beyond an Hour of Code!