HISD Advanced Academics is providing a fun way to participate in Computer Science Education Week in December with the 15 Days of Code, made up of interactive calendars that allow students to engage in a new coding experience every day.
The activities on these three calendars for elementary, middle, and high school include lessons such as designing a web pages with HTML, creating a virtual pet, developing interactive art, and even teaching a robot to make crepes.
HISD’s 12 Days of Code coincides with Computer Science Education Week, which is Dec. 4-10. During this week, students and the greater HISD community are encouraged to join the worldwide movement and try one hour of coding as an introduction to computer science. Through this “Hour of Code,” students are challenged to think critically and solve problems as they learn the basics of computer programming.
“All students benefit from the opportunity to learn computer science skills,” said Adam Stephens, officer of Advanced Academics. “Those skills include problem-solving, creativity, and logic – all of which provide a solid foundation for college and careers.”
After completing an hour of code on the 15 Days of Code calendar, participants can scroll down to get a certificate of completion. Send pictures of your campus coding activities to firstname.lastname@example.org, or post your coding event and a selfie with your certificate on social media using #HISDecoded.
Learn more about computer science at HISD here.