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G.C>E. is joining the Hour of Code!

posted Dec 7, 2015, 8:11 AM by Alisha Person
Check out how G.C.E. learners will be participating in this exciting new Computer Science Technology program.

Hattiesburg Public School District students and faculty are joining millions of other individuals in participating in this year’s Hour of Code. Individual schools and even the Central Office personnel will be participating.
We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and less students are studying it than a decade ago. 
With the Hour of Code, computer science has been on the homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo! and Disney. Over 100 partners joined together to support this movement. Last year, every Apple Store in the world hosted an Hour of Code and even President Obama wrote his first line of code as part of the campaign. 
That’s why our district is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-13). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code. 

hour of code logo

The Hour of Code, organized by the nonprofit Code.org and over 100 others, is a statement that today’s generation of students are ready to learn critical skills for 21st century success. 

See http://hourofcode.com/us for details, and help spread the word. 

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