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South Glens Falls students and educators to participate in Hour of Code

November 23, 2015

Hour of Code logoStudents throughout the South Glens Falls Central School District will be joining others around the world at the beginning of December to participate in the Hour of Code.

The event, organized by the nonprofit Code.org and more than 100 others, is a statement that today’s generation of students are ready to learn critical skills for 21st century success.

To support an interest in learning these skills, our students will be participating in fun, hour-long tutorials that will serve as an introduction to computer science. It will be designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. The event coincides with Computer Science Education Week. The purpose is to give every student the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.

“Our participation in the Hour of Code is a way for us to say that we are actively teaching these foundational 21st century skills,” said Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction Kristine Orr. “To begin bringing programming activities to your students, we want to make our Hour of Code event a success.”

See http://hourofcode.com/us for details, and help spread the word. Watch for photos and videos of our students participating on our website and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/SGFallsCSD.

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