Press release: Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this. If you have heard about the Hour of Code last
year, you might know it has made history. In one week, 60 million students tried computer science!
That’s why EVERY one of the 230 students at Chamberlin School are joining in on the
largest education event in history: the Hour of Code, during the week of December 7
- 13. Chamberlin was the one school chosen in Vermont, to receive $10,000 from Code.org to buy technology for their school for bringing these critical skills to its students for 2015
Google, Microsoft, Apple, President Obama, Bill Gates, Shakira and Ashton Kutcher have
all backed the Hour of Code. Over 500 partners are coming together to support this global
movement. To date, 130 million students have tried the Hour of Code. Half were girls.
Kate Ash from
Senator Leahy office
On Monday, December 14, Chamberlin school was joined by Kate Ash of Senator Leah's office and Secretary of Education, Rebecca Holcombe to celebrate this award.
Following student reflections on a week filled with coding activities, South Burlington Superintendent, David Young, presented the $10,000 prize to the school to Principal Holly Rouelle, Tech Integrationist, Kristen Courcelle, and Librarian, Caliope Flickinger.
Click the video below to watch the complete award ceremony captured by Google Hangout.
During the week, student coders at Chamberlin received helped with their coding efforts from Peter Drescher (Agency of Education), Eric Hall (Dealer.com), Lucie deLaBruere (Vita-Learn IGNITE), and Kristen Courcelle (South Burlington Schools) completing activities from CODE.ORG, Google's CS-First, Scratch from M.I.T., and Makey Makey.
The Hour of Code is a campaign to prove that regardless of age, race or gender, anyone
can learn how to not just consume, but build the technologies of the future.