Hour of Code Events in the Texarkana Arkansas School District

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Using Chromebooks, iPads and computers, all students at North Heights Junior High will participate in an Hour of Code on Tuesday, December 8 and Thursday, December 10, between 10:35 and 11:35 a.m. Upon completion of the Hour of Code, students will create a 10-second video clip to answer the question, “What did you learn about coding during the Hour of Code?” A compilation of the reflection videos will be created to encourage parents and students to enroll in Computer Science and Coding courses.

College Hill Middle School will kick-off Hour of Code on Monday, December 7, at 9:00 a.m. Parents and special guest coders, which include Representative Prissy Hickerson and City Director Laney Harris, will take part in the Hour of Code. Harris will read a proclamation.

In addition to the proclamation, Governor Asa Hutchinson has penned a letter to College Hill Middle School regarding the Hour of Code and it will be read during the event. In keeping with the trend, students, teachers and guests will pair up to Build a Galaxy with code. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate.

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Union Elementary will hold Code Like a Girl during their Hour of Code at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December
7. Much of society believes that computer science and coding are for boys. A select number of female students in grades kindergarten through fourth grade will participate in this special Hour of Code event.

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can participate in an organized event. There are currently 148,323 Hour of Code events around the world. The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.

Millions of students across the globe will participate in an Hour of Code during December 7-13, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week. The Hour of Code is organized by Code.org, a public non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and under-represented students of color.

Arkansas High School Computer Science students will hold their Hour of Code on December 10, from 8:00-
10:00 a.m. These students will enjoy coding with Microsoft Minecraft that includes java script.

Washington Academy Charter School Hour of Code activities will be December 9, from 8:00-10:35 a.m. The activities include students coding an animated dance scene and coding game designs.

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