Cherokee Trail Elementary Fourth Grade Participates in the Nationwide Hour of Code

posted Dec 8, 2016, 10:28 AM by ACSD Webmaster
Students in Cherokee Trail Elementary fourth grade participated in the nationwide Hour of Code.  The Hour of Code is annually held in December.  It is a global movement to teach the basics of computer programming to students in over 108 countries around the world.  The Hour of Code started as a way to interest students in computer programming as a career, and this program has expanded to help students understand how computer science impacts not only the math and science curriculum, but also careers in the food industry, fashion design, and even sports medicine.  

Students worked with Jennifer Hines, science teacher, and Due West Mayor Charles Angel to complete a set of twelve programming challenges set in the popular video game series Minecraft.  Mayor Angel has a degree in computer sciences and is the head of the Due West Robotics program.  This special Hour of Code Day at Cherokee Trail allowed students to examine whether they would consider computer programming as a career. As a added bonus, many students said it was a fun way to learn about what they could be when they grew up and graduated.