Wednesday, December 4, 2013

“One Hour, Ten Million Students, A Foundation for Success”

In honor of National Computer Science Education Week, Nipmuc is excited to participate in “An Hour of Code.” An Hour of Code is a nation-wide event aimed at introducing and sparking interest in computer science. Computer science is gaining popularity in schools not only for the potential of its practical application, but also for the high level of student interest in this subject area.

In order to celebrate “An Hour of Code”, Nipmuc’s Dean of Students, Mrs. Mary Anne Moran, will be offering an after school session on Tuesday, December 10 to allow students to participate in this program. The session will start at 2:15pm in room 221 and will run for one hour. All students are welcome to attend (no prior computer science background needed). Sign-ups are available in the main office. In addition to this after school session, students in some math classes and Advanced Placement Computer Science will also be participating in some activities to celebrate this week.

We are also excited to bring Girls Who Code – a national organization that introduces female students to computer science - to Nipmuc. During the second semester, Nipmuc will be offering a free, multi-week course to our female students that introduces them to the field of computer science. The classes will be taught by students from Harvard University who are excited to share their passion for the subject with our students. More information about this offering will be available soon.

Check out the video below to learn more about “An Hour of Code” at Nipmuc. 

An Hour of Code

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