FISD Students Participate in ‘Hour of Code’

FISD Students Participate in ‘Hour of Code’

Scholars dove head first into coding science during Computer Science Education Week.

Elementary and middle school students across Frenship School District took part in a global initiative to introduce computer science, programming, and coding into the classroom.

According to the Hour of Code website, 71% of new jobs in the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Field are in computing, but only 7% of STEM graduates are in computer science. This discrepancy can be traced all the way back to elementary school, where only 11 states have K-12 computer science standards.

Frenship students worked toward bridging this gap by playing games that help learn coding skills and participating in family coding nights or other Hour of Code events.

“Our students participate in Hour of Code so they can be prepared for the future and keep as many doors open as possible,” explained Bennett Elementary Librarian and Media Specialist Amy George.

“In addition to introducing the kids to computer science, this program also gives the students opportunities to communicate and collaborate in new ways. This is always on of their favorite activities throughout the year!”