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The Hour of Code is Back

Dear Parents,

We live in a world surrounded bytechnology.And we know thatwhatever field our students chooseto go into as adults, their ability tosucceed will increasingly hinge onunderstanding how technologyworks. But only a tiny fraction of usare learning computer science, andless students are studying it than adecade ago.

That’s why our school is once again joining in on the largest learningevent in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week, December 5th - 11th.

The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org,reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one-hour introduction to computerscience and computer programming. Hour of Code is an initiative to get students to spend an hour oftime learning to program/code. It is designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn thebasics.

Here at Ilan Ramon Day School, all students in K - 5th grade will participate in the Hour of Code,with students in the upper grades delving deeper into coding in the coming months. For moreinformation on this global event, go to https://code.org/

Our Hour of Code is a statement that Ilan Ramon Day School is ready to teach these foundational21st century skills. To learn more about what we do every week in computer lab and to findprograms for your child to explore at home, please visit our computer lab website at http://ilanramoncomputerlab.weebly.com/

Jill Miller

EducationalTechnology Specialist

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