School-wide Hour of Code Event at Stoneleigh-Burnham

The entire Stoneleigh-Burnham School student community, along with many adults, participated in a registered international Hour of Code on December 9, 2015. Part of Computer Science Education Week, the Hour of Code is an introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.

Andrea Tehan Carnes, STEAM coordinator and science teacher at SBS, organized the event. A group of students who love coding facilitated Hour of Code at SBS. Student facilitators were 8th graders Ellie Flynn and Marina Keator, 9th grader Sydney Wallace, 10th graders Nana Liu and Miles DeClue, 11th grader Phoebe Karkos, and 12th grader Charlotte Minsky.

“Coding is responsible for running basically everything that you plug in or that runs on battery power including computer software, microwaves, smart phones and their apps, and even the cars we drive,” Tehan Carnes said. “Learning to manipulate code is going to be an essential part of every resume of our girls as they enter the workforce in any capacity in the future. We hope that this event will give the girls a small taste of what coding is like, and help them see that it is accessible.”

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