MAMARONECK, N.Y. – The Villages of Mamaroneck and Larchmont as well as the Town of Mamaroneck are authoring resolutions recognizing the “Hour of Code: Computer Science Education Week” lasting from Dec. 8 to Dec.14.
Code.org, which runs this initiative, intends to have 100 million youth worldwide spend at least one hour learning how to code.
Lee Wexler, a STEM Alliance member, will lead the Larchmont Public Library Hour of Code Workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for children in grades six to 12. Registration is required. Call 914-834-2281. The Mamaroneck Public Library Hour of Code Workshop will take place on Thursday, Dec. 11from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for children in grades five to 12. Registration is required and limited to 10 students. To register, Contact Ellen McTyre at 914-630-5875.
“Once kids see that they can actually use coding to change things that matter to them – from building a website to hacking your phone apps – they move to coder and innovator quickly,” said Jigar Jadav, Computer Science teacher at Mamaroneck High School.
Following December, the Mamaroneck High School plans to expand after-school offerings involving code.
This technology can be applied by users as young as children in kindergarten age through Scratch programming.
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