Exposure to the World of Coding at Elwood Middle School

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Elwood Middle School kicked off their weeklong iteration of the Hour of Code on Monday, Dec. 4. The Hour of Code, which is a global movement, reaches millions of students in over 180 countries, and one-hour coding tutorials are available in over 45 languages.

“We believe all children should be exposed to the world of coding and computer science,” said Principal Christina Sapienza.

For this event, students gathered in the library and set up at different stations where they were able to tackle coding tasks based on genres, such as art, fashion, animation, video games, music, and more. Students enjoyed the many different coding activities.

Throughout the week students had the opportunity to visit the library during their lunch hour and continue coding, and many enjoyed taking the time out of their day to try something new. The library made sure many beginner coding books were on hand for students to refer to. Students also participated in classroom coding activities.

“We interact with results of coding every day, but I never really thought about it until we had the opportunity to code,” said eighth grader Trinity Hausch, “and now I’m definitely interested in learning more about it.”

Additionally, kindergarten through second grade students at Harley Avenue Primary School received an introduction to coding during the week of Dec. 4, and participated in various hands-on activities to introduce them to how coding works.