Celebrate CS Ed Week with an hour long episode & activities!

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.

Take a Code Break!

Keep computer science fun by taking a Code Break! With a dozen episodes and activities to choose from, you can create a cypher with Ashton Kutcher, learn about variables with Yara Shahidi, and even explore how the Internet works with the actual inventor of the Internet, Vint Cerf.

Each episode is lead by Code.org Founder, Hadi Partovi, and includes inspiring guests, mini-lessons on computer science concepts, and a weekly challenge to engage students of all ages and abilities, even those without computers.

Learn more about Code Breaks from the short video below:

Studying alone at home? Take a #CodeBreak!
  • Each Code Break includes:
    • an inspiring guest
    • a recording of a live episode, roughly 60 minutes long
    • mini-lessons about a specific computer science concept
    • activities for ages 6-12 and ages 13+ *

    *Note: Activities for students ages 13+ requires students sign-in to a Code.org account. Students can create a new account or use an existing school account.

    12 Episodes with CS Concepts & Activities for Students

    Visit the Code Break web page to see the full list of episodes, inspirational guests, and links to activities for students.

    Below are a few episodes we'd like to highlight:

    Elementary 👩🏼‍💻 Middle School 👨🏾‍💻 High School

    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:

    📝 Our blog post & event planning template

    🖥 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

    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 (crogers@gwaea.org) or your district's Digital Learning Consultant for more information.

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