PVSchools participates in Hour of Code

A Hidden Hills Elementary School student participates in Hour of Code. (submitted photo)

A Hidden Hills Elementary School student participates in Hour of Code. (submitted photo)

During Computer Science Week, Dec. 7-13, more than 10,000 students in the Paradise Valley Unified School District are to participate in the Hour of Code.

The Hour of Code is a one hour introduction to computer science designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics of coding.

The Hour of Code is organized by Code.org, a public 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of various ethnic backgrounds, according to a press release.

Students will do a variety of activities, including coding via Scratch or Tynker sites and Hopscotch and Kodable apps and Daisy the Dinosaur.

Some notable Hour of Code highlights include:

In June 2015, PVSchools announced a partnership with Code.org commencing for the 2015-16 school year. Elementary school students across the district have increased access to computer science courses, curriculum and resources.

The partnership also provides new opportunities for professional development and training for PVSchools teachers, the release stated.

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