Celebrate CS Ed Week with Live interactive short lessons

What is Hour of Code?

Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries during Computer Science Education Week December 7-13, 2020.

Register and learn more about DLGWAEA's Hour of Code program by clicking here.

Introducing CodeBytes!

Planning for the Hour of Code with your classroom that’s gone virtual? Try a CodeByte! Designed to fit smoothly into a distance learning plan, CodeBytes are easy-to-digest, 20 minute interactive lessons that will stream during Computer Science Education Week, December 7-11.

Learn more about CodeBytes from the short video below:

Introducing CodeBytes!
  • CodeBytes are great for:
    • Students with varying access to technology. Participants can tune-in and interact whether they have a laptop, tablet, or smartphone!
    • Young students who may not be ready for fully self-led Hour of Code activities.
    • Older students who want to engage in a group lesson.
    • Parents and caretakers looking to supplement their child’s learning at home.
    • Educators looking for a simple, pre-planned way to bring the Hour of Code to their virtual classrooms.

    Daily mini-lessons brought to you live!

    All episodes are available live at 10:00 am and 3:30 pm each day. You can tune in live on Zoom with this link.

    Visit the CodeBytes web page to:

    • add events to your calendar,
    • for direct links to stream the lessons on YouTube, and
    • for links to recordings after the event.

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    Spread the Word Before and Celebrate After your Hour of Code

    Use the hashtags #CSforGood, #CSforGWAEA, #CSforIA, #CSEdWeek, and #HourOfCode on social media to spread the word before your event and to celebrate afterword!

    Additional Hour of Code Resources

    Don't miss our other 2020 resources! Click the image below to check out:

    πŸ“ Our blog post & event planning template

    πŸ–₯ Grab & Go resources you can use immediately

    • CodeBytes! - Live 20 minute lessons at 10a & 3:30p hosted daily December 7 - 11
    • Take a Code Break! - 12 recorded episodes with inspirational guests & activities for all kids

    🎯 Variety of resources to meet your unique classroom model & needs
    🌎 Resources to use CS for Change
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    Questions? Contact Us!

    Hour of Code is a wonderful way to build excitement and provide students and educators opportunities to code! Please contact Corey Rogers if you're interested in incorporating Computer Science and coding into your learning community.

    If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to Corey ( or your district's Digital Learning Consultant for more information.

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