Students Learn to Code During Computer Science Education Week

December 9, 2015

Students Learn to Code During Computer Science Education Week

Posted date: December 08, 2015

In today’s work environment, it’s difficult to have a job that doesn’t require some sort of technical skills. And it’s clear that the jobs of the future will require even more.

That’s why I was glad to lend a hand to the volunteers from the City’s digital main street, the Orlando Tech Association, to teach computer coding to middle school students in the City of Orlando’s After-School All-Stars program.

hour of code with ASAS

The tutorial was hosted during Computer Science Education Week and was part of the Hour of Code, a global movement to introduce students to programming at an early age.

In Orlando, more than 100 sessions will be taking place this week at schools and libraries.

At yesterday’s event, the students learned the basics of computer coding by participating in a one-hour tutorial based on popular movies and video games.

The students not only got a taste of what it’s like to code but also an understanding of the career opportunities related to computer science. The students were surprised to learn that so many of the computer games they love are made right here in Orlando.

It’s important that students are exposed to the skill sets that will set them up to be successful in life.

I’d like to thank the Orlando Tech Association for working with our After-School All-Stars and all our technology volunteers and our Orlando area teachers for finding ways to teach our students about technology and the role it can play for their futures.

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