Hour of Code 2017 takes place nationally this week during Computer Science Education Week, December 4-10, 2017, and STARBASE will be participating for the 3rd year. The Hour of Code is a global movement introducing tens of millions of students worldwide to computer science, inspiring kids to learn more, breaking stereotypes, and leaving them feeling empowered and once, again, we are participating in Portsmouth!
The Hour of Code began as a one-hour coding challenge to give students a fun, first introduction to computer science and has become a global learning event, celebration, and awareness event. HourOfCode.com offers hundreds of one-hour activities in over 48 languages for kindergarten and up. Activities require no experience and can be run on PCs, laptops, tablets, smart phones – some don’t require any computer at all.
The global economy is competitive. Our workforce must be literate in math and science to fill the many STEM related positions required to innovate, build, and think creatively. If students get excited about science, math, and technology at an early age, they are more likely to study these courses as they get into high school and beyond.
If you would like to visit STARBASE for a tour and watch the excitement firsthand, contact Susan Long-Molnar, firstname.lastname@example.org.
And, don’t stop there! Support STARBASE Victory and STEM year ’round with a donation this holiday season!