Brooklyn does big and great things. In 2015, the Brooklyn Borough President and co-founder of CodeBrooklyn, Eric L. Adams, challenged Brooklyn to the audacious goal of reaching out to EVERY Brooklyn public school to encourage them to do an “Hour of Code” event. Over 380 Brooklyn schools, of the 500 in the borough, participated! (See the video of our CodeBrooklyn Hour of Code challenge from 2015). This was the highest rate of participation of any large urban area in the country.
2016 will be even bigger, and this year we want to focus in particular on the schools that did NOT do Hour of Code last year. “Hour of Code” is held during Computer Science Education Week (December 5 to December 11, 2016).
To participate a school needs to commit that one class dedicate at least one class period to computer science activities during Computer Science Education Week, though we encourage schools do to longer and larger activities with entire grades or even school-wide.
We’re here to help:
- Identify Hour of Code curriculum that fits your students and infrastructure
- Recruit skilled volunteers to help teach code in the classroom as part of “Hour of Code” and talk about their experience working in technology
- Track your impact as part of the broader Code Brooklyn initiative