Jenny Bergs, a math teacher at the high school and one of the organizers of the event, sent the following message to staff and students:
We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and less students are studying it than a decade ago.
That’s why our school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 5-9). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.
Our Hour of Code is a statement that DeForest Area High School is ready to teach these foundational 21st century skills. To continue bringing programming activities to students, we want to make our Hour of Code event huge! Students are encouraged students to join us during STEM Lab study hall on Friday, December 9th to experience coding. There will be activities for students at various levels.
This is a chance to change the future of education in DAHS.
See http://hourofcode.com/us for details, and help spread the word.