District schools participate in Hour of Code - Computer Science Education Week

Posted: Thursday, December 22nd 2016

kearny high students at computer

Once again, San Diego Unified joined the largest learning event in history, The Hour of Code.  Since the Hour of Code started, our district computer science courses and pathways have grown to include courses such as Intro to Coding in middle school, Game Design, and the new AP course, AP Computer Science Principles

This year, to highlight Computer Science Education Week, our district featured multiple events at our campuses, with the leadership of our teachers and Junior Achievement.  

Some of the highlights include:

  • Junior Achievement provided guest speakers from industry for every Computer Science Principles class.  Read about the event at Hoover High School with The Control Group. 
  • AT&T and Pluralsight hosted students from San Diego High and Kearny High, respectively, at their companies.
  • Student Alex Vang from Jim Jenkin’s Foundations of IT class at Crawford High was presented with an award from SecuringOutECity for a poster he created about cyberbullying.
  • Students in CorriAnne Burgess’s GIS class created an interactive map to display the growth in the number of schools and the students in San Diego Unified that are now taking computer science as a result of the awareness of the need for coding from  The Hour of Code. 
  • AP Computer Science Principles teacher Ray Kinne from San Diego High School of Business was selected as one of 10 recipients of the Award for Teaching Excellence in Computer Science by the Computer Science Teachers of America. 

Happy Coding and thanks to all who participated!

For more information please contact:

Gail Lake
Program Specialist 
Information and Communication Technologies
Office of College, Career & Technical Education





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