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Ninety percent of American schools don't teach computer science. Fewer students are learning how computers work than a decade ago. Girls and minorities are severely underrepresented. And yet, technology is increasingly shaping almost every aspect of how we live our lives," Fayston Elementary School principal Jean Berthiaume explained.
That's why every one of the students at Fayston Elementary School is joining in on the largest education event in history: The Hour of Code. During Computer Science Education Week (December 9 through 15), every student from kindergarten through sixth -grade will spend one hour learning computer science by doing online tutorials.
The Hour of Code is a campaign to prove that anyone can learn how to not just consume but build the technologies of the future.
Fayston students are among over four million already planning to try one Hour of Code during December 9 through 15 worldwide. This movement, organized by Code.org and supported by Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and over 100 others, is a statement that today's generation of students are ready to learn critical skills for 21st-century success.