Coding at Canyon
Computer Science Week is December 5-11, 2016 – Computer science opens more doors for students than any other discipline in today’s world. Learning even the basics will help students in virtually any career—from architecture to zoology. Just as we teach students how to calculate speed and acceleration, or how electricity works, it’s important for every 21st century student to have a chance to design an app or an algorithm, or learn how the internet works.
Canyon School will be participating in the HOUR of CODE for the 4th year this week. During the last few years we have learned the value of implementing Computer Science at Canyon. Mr. Velado will use some online programs as well as some non hardware lessons to teach computer programming basics. The ultimate goal is to spark problem solving skills, creativity, and knowledge of how devices that we take for granted work. Over the next few weeks students from kindergarten to 5th grade will be exposed and challenged to problem solve, create art, and think outside the box. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.
The goal of the Hour of Code is not to teach anybody to become an expert computer scientist in one hour. One hour is only enough to learn that computer science is fun and creative, that it is accessible at all ages, for all students, regardless of background. We are looking forward to having our students join this global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries and 149,710 Hour of Code events around the world! Be sure to ask your child(ren) about their participation!