Kenosha School of Technology Enhanced Curriculum’s (KTEC) students will participate in the Computer Science Education Week’s global Hour of Code for the 6th year in a row. The purpose of the Hour of Code is to broaden participation in the field of computer science. Computer Science Education week is being held from December 7th – 11th. KTEC will be joining the MKE Tech Hub Coalition’s regional MKE Hour of Code initiative, to help spread the message to students that our community is invested in their development, that there is a need for a technology work force in our region. MKE Tech Hub is providing professionals in the Information Technology (IT) field to volunteer their time and provide KTEC students with professional knowledge about their career and support to complete the Hour of Code challenge.
“It has been thoroughly enjoyable planning this year’s HOC with Kellee from Macgregor partners. I am confident that this year’s planned HOC activity will be full of dance moves, and have the students talking about it days after the activity! It is also exciting to know that we will be having diverse volunteers (three females and one with no college degree) encouraging our students to enter the field of information technology for a potential future career.”
Mr. Bublitz 7th/8th Science/PLTW Teacher
Typically, in years past there was a kickoff assembly to encourage students and get pumped up for Hour of Code challenges. With the changes due to COVID-19 this year will look different, we will be encouraging students and parents to visit the KTEC, MKE Tech Hub and Hour of Code websites and give the opportunities of various to activities for students to try at home. This will allow everyone to participate in the Hour of Code and it might even become a family learning experience.
“HOC is a time that students create cool things and problems solve situations in a gaming format. They always amaze me with their creations and way of thinking. All involved will have a fun time and a good launch of coding for the school year.”
Mrs. Winden Library Media Teacher
About MKE Tech Hub
The Milwaukee Tech Hub Coalition brings together companies, entrepreneurs, educators, community organizations and other individuals invested in growing tech talent and innovation in the region. Their mission is to double the tech talent in the Milwaukee region to drive regional economic success, foster tech opportunities, and meet Employers’ growing need for skilled tech talent.
Kenosha School of Technology Enhanced Curriculum is a leader in innovative education, connecting with local, national, and global businesses and educators, offering rigorous, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) infused academics, producing caring, well-rounded 21st century citizens. Their mission as a 4K-8 school is to engage learners of all types in an innovative and continually evolving learning environment, preparing students for success through academic excellence by use of 21st century skills, strategic partnerships, and technology integration to prepare for a global society. https://www.kusd.edu/ktec/
About Hour of Code
The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a 200,000 educator’s worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. Hour of Code offers hundreds of one-hour activities in over 48 languages for kindergarten and up. Activities require no experience and can be run on browsers, tablets, and smartphones – some do not require any computer at all. https://code.org