Huntsville students take part in global computer science movement

Thousands of 'Hour of Code' events took place across the world

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WZDX) - Students in many Huntsville City Schools participated this past week in the Hour of Code, a global movement that has a goal of exposing millions of students to computer science. 

Jones Valley Elementary was one of many schools that hosted an event Friday with more than 200 of its students participating. 

Worldwide, there are 197,269 Hour of Code events planned that will reach tens of millions of students in more than 180 countries.

The event revolves around Computer Science Education Week, December 7th through 13th, 2015. The purpose is to teach students critical 21st century skills, and to show that computer science is fun, creative and can be learned by any age group from any background. 

The Hour of Code believes every student should have the opportunity to learn about creative technology that is changing the world. The basics of code help nurture creativity, problem solving skills, and can prepare students for any future career.

Other schools participating in the Hour of Code this week include Monte Sano Elementary, Huntsville Jr. High, Chapman P-8, Lakewood Elementary, McDonnell Elementary, and Lee/New Century High.


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