Hour of Code

Learning a new language can be challenging. Youth seem to learn languages quickly. There is a need in our region to introduce middle school students to the language of technology and basic computer coding concepts. 95% of parents want their students to learn computer science and only 35% of high schools teach it.

At Hour of Code sessions, students solve interactive puzzles using short strings of code to move an animated character throughout puzzles. Most students can work through 4-6 puzzles in one hour. The lessons get progressively more complex.

When asked if the students want to continue the Hour of Code training, each of the 17 students gave a unanimous "yes!"

For more information on computer coding classes email Debbie Boden, dboden@nwiled.org or call (815) 858-0971.