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December 6: Lo-Ellen Park students participate in Hour of Code

Grade 9 students enrolled in the Information and Communication Technology in Business course at Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School will take part in the Hour of Code on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 1:10 pm in room 303.

From Star Wars to Frogger, and Math to Minecraft, students will use a variety of activities from the Hour of Code website to complete the exercise. The goal is to have students interested in, and further explore, the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM).

“It’s important for students to be able to navigate the technocentric world we live in,” says Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School Principal Pamela Potvin. “Coding is a learning skill that lets students be innovators and creators. They have an opportunity to engage with the inner-workings of technology to make things happen.”

Coding offers real-world, authentic problem solving experiences, helping students to hone their information processing and decision making skills. Coding also promotes critical thinking and perseverance, the perfect combination for a growth mindset.

The Hour of Code is a global movement designed to demystify coding, and demonstrate that anyone can learn the basics. The annual event takes place during Computer Science Education Week.

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Media Contact:

Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor,
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning,
Rainbow District School Board, 705-674-3171 ext. 7217.

Students working on computers
Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School students Avery Sutherland, left, and Omar Aburub will take part in the Hour of Code on Thursday, December 6th at 1:10 pm along with Grade 9 students in the Information and Communication Technology in Business course.