During the week of December 7 – 13, 2015, Shotwell’s CTE (Career and Technical Education) students participated in the Hour of Code for Computer Science Education Week. The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. It is a computer science global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. CTE students completed one-hour tutorials available in over 40 languages. No experience was needed.
Launched in 2013, Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Their vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. Code.org® believes computer science should be part of core curriculum, alongside other courses such as science, math or language arts. Code.org® increases diversity in computer science by reaching students of all backgrounds where they are — at their skill-level, in their schools, and in ways that inspire them to keep learning.