For the 2016-17 school year, The Child’s Primary School (TCPS) joined in a special learning event, The Hour of Code. The Hour of Code is organized by the nonprofit Code.org and over 100 other groups and is a global movement founded on the belief that the students of today are ready to learn critical skills for 21st century success
Computers are everywhere, changing every industry on the planet, but fewer than half of all schools teach computer science. Girls and minorities are severely underrepresented in computer science classes, and in the tech industry.
At TCPS, we used The Hour of Code to spend 3 weeks building on the coding projects we had engaged in since the beginning of the year in every grade. We had over 20 technical professionals from Qualcomm, Intuit, Ocean Aero, United States Navy, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, City of San Diego, Microsoft and other great organizations come in to present interactive talks and participate in hands-on activities with our students on the real-world applications of coding. Our students completed many fun coding projects and had the opportunity to present these to other students, parents, and community members.