Hour of Code celebrated at Routt Catholic High and Our Saviour Grade Schools
The students of Routt Catholic High School (RCHS) and Our Saviour Grade School (OSS) joined with millions of other youth around the globe to participate in the “Hour of Code” initiative to celebrate Computer Science Education Week. The initiative is described as “a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code,” to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science.”
Early in the week, RCHS students in Mrs. Ptacek’s computer applications course participated in a robotics exercise which involved the manipulation of robotic spheres through an obstacle course in the Routt Dome. As a means of not just participating in, but also expanding the idea of the “Hour of Code” concept, RCHS students from Mrs. Ptacek’s advanced placement computer science principles class traveled to the Our Saviour computer lab over their lunch breaks to help facilitate code based literacy activities on a 1:1 basis with the 4th grade students in Mrs. Walker and Mrs. Schumaker’s classes. Students celebrated their efforts with a pizza party and discussion about the concept of algorithms, as well as code-based industries and careers such as graphic and game design.