Recently Olympian High School had the opportunity to participate in the “Hour of Code” Computer Science event. Code.org® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities.
This year, the “Hour of Code” event reached a whole new level by incorporating a “Dance Party” element. The featured activity included a tutorial for students to code, get creative, and dance, all at the same time.
“ This is a great opportunity to engage students who wouldn’t typically be interested in coding to at least give it a try,” said Tony Claudio Olympian High Computer Science Teacher.
Code.org focuses on diversity in computer science. Their vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra. Code.org provides the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science in the largest school districts in the United States and Code.org also organizes the annual Hour of Code campaign which has engaged 10% of all students in the world. Code.org is supported by generous donors including Amazon, Facebook, Google, the Infosys Foundation, Microsoft, and many more.