This week I visited Wade King Elementary School to visit students who were participating in The Hour of Code. The event, taking place nationwide this week, is designed as an introduction to computer science for students. The activities are fun, interactive, and designed to show that anybody (including an old guy like me!) can learn the basics of coding. Many schools in our district participated this week.

The event is organized by Code.org, a non-profit organization that seeks to increase participation in computer science by making it more accessible in schools. The tutorials are available year-round but promoted especially during Computer Science Education Week.

This is a clear example of The Bellingham Promise in action; we develop students and graduates who are skilled users of technology, innovators and creators.

Comments (2)

  • My son Jasper and I attended the Hour of Code at Parkview Elementary. We had a great experience and I think this is a great initiative for Bellingham students. We look forward to the next time.

    • Thanks for your comment. I’m glad you were able to take part in this great event! I too, look forward to next year’s Hour of Code. I hope even more schools will be able to participate.