In Francis Howell We Love to Code!

Posted on 02/02/2017
In Francis Howell We Love to Code!

During the week of February 6-10, 2017, the Francis Howell School District (FHSD) is participating in We Love to Code!, a weeklong event encouraging students of all ages to participate in coding activities. As a follow-up to the national Hour of Code in October, sponsored by Code.org, FHSD has continued the effort to provide coding opportunities for students across the District.   

​The Learning Commons and classrooms across the District will provide opportunities for students to take part in a variety of coding activities during the We Love to Code! week. These coding activities are designed to demystify coding, to show that anyone can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. Parents are encouraged to bring coding home by participating in computer-driven or “un-plugged” activities with their children. Parents do not need any coding experience to participate with their children. For links to coding activities, please visit the
We Love to Code! list of coding sites.

​Coding or programming teaches computational thinking, which enhances critical thinking. Through the experience of programming and coding, students are engaged in problem solving and logical thinking, which encourages critical thinking. These skills are necessary for a growing workforce centered around computer science. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that more than one million programming jobs will go unfilled by the U.S. by 2020. (Monthly Labor Review, 2012)


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