HISD to celebrate 12 Days of Code with a new coding experience every day

HISD is inviting all students to celebrate the 12 Days of Code in December with interactive calendars that allow them to engage in a new coding experience every day.  

Coding helps students solve problems, use logic, and think creatively, and it gives them a foundation for success in 21st century careers. The activities in these three calendars for elementary, middle, and high school include lessons such as designing 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, which runs from Dec. 2-17, coincides with Computer Science Education Week, which is Dec. 9-15. During this time, 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. 

After completing an hour of code on the 12 Days of Code activity board, participants can scroll down to get a certificate of completion. Send pictures of your campus coding activities to  news@houstonisd.org, or post your coding event and a selfie with your certificate on social media using #HISDecoded.