“In fifteen years, we’ll be teaching programming just like reading and writing…and wondering why we didn’t do it sooner.” Mark Zuckerberg
We live in a world surrounded by technology. Whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. Only a fraction of students in the U.S. are learning computer science, and less students are studying it than a decade ago.
At Polaris, technology teacher Katie Ray is guiding our students to learn computer coding now! All Polaris students are participating in the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 8-18). Last year, 15 million students tried computer science in one week. This year, we’re joining students worldwide to reach 100 million students!
Our Hour of Code is a statement that Polaris is prepared and excited to teach 21st century skills. I encourage you talk with your children about what they learned and have them share their new skills with you. This is a chance to change the future of education in Denver, Colorado.
See http://hourofcode.com/us for details, and help spread the word.
Principal Karin Johnson