The Hour of CodeTM is a worldwide movement organized by Code.org, a public 501c3 non-profit, that has inspired tens of millions of students in over 180+ countries to participate in an hour of coding. Coding develops the 21st-century skills of problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity.
The Hour of CodeTM is one component of Computer Science Education Week and is designed to stimulate interest in computer science careers, particularly for females and other underrepresented student populations.
Lessons are pre-made, easy-to-use, and created in engaging environments that are themed to reach all levels of learners and
interests. One-hour tutorials are available in more than 45 languages for students aged 4 to 104! No student account creation is required for participation, and the Terms of Service allow for users of all ages.
To participate, we recommend the following steps:
- Register your participation at HourofCode.org.
- Review the how to guide.
- Browse the activities, and select one for your students.
- Select an hour, and begin!
- Additional support can be found here.
- Encourage students to continue to learn online. The curriculum stays up year round.
- Promotional materials can be found here.
- This is Chris Biagiarelli’s 4th year as an integrator for Chesterfield County Public Schools. Before becoming an integrator, Chris taught fifth grade for eight years. He gets great satisfaction in solving problems and helping others in anyway he can. In his spare time Chris enjoys eating out with friends at all the great local restaurants Richmond has to offer and volunteering with a local chapter of Kiwanis International.
- Josh Greesonbach is an EdTech enthusiast who believes that cats are like a disgruntled 80’s hair band– they want more laser. This is Josh’s 8th year in CCPS. He’s super-happily married, writes spooky stories, and performs original music.
- Beth Sepelyak has been with Chesterfield County Public Schools for 15 years and has been an Instructional Technology Integrator for the past 11 years. She, her three children, parents, and grandparents all attended Grange Hall Elementary and are proud graduates of CCPS.