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Ann Arbor Public Schools Celebrate Computer Science Education with ‘Hour of Code’ Events

December 19, 2018 Startup Ecosystem
three individuals smiling at 'Hour of Code' event

Students across the Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) participated in Hour of Code events during Computer Science Education Week December 3-7. The global event was an opportunity to introduce students to coding and computer science, and help students with prior experience advance through a variety of coding programs.

Volunteers from community partners helped many classes by sharing their professional experiences in coding and then offering assistance as students practiced coding themselves.

The Hour of Code events are designed to promote the use of logic and help students understand how they can learn through failure. The program is also an effort to increase the number of women participating in computer science by giving young girls first-hand experience and opportunities to meet women in the field.

Business and organizations that volunteered for the Hour of Code in the AAPS were:

  • Volunteers from Hook Studios, Using Your Brain, and Google.
    Volunteers from Hook Studios, Using Your Brain, and Google.

    Altair Engineering

  • Atomic Object
  • Duo Security
  • Extraor DNA
  • Google
  • Hook Studios
  • Human Element
  • JVS Controls
  • Lakeside Software
  • Michigan Medicine
  • Netscout
  • Nextek Power Systems
  • Nokia/Deepfield
  • Noodle Partners
  • Onemagnify
  • University of Michigan
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Using Your Brain

With an eye on cultivating our future talent pool and inspiring young minds to consider STEaM careers, Ann Arbor SPARK has a year-round partnership with AAPS, including participation in A2 Tech Trek which features student robotics teams.

This blog was adapted from an article originally by Andrew Cluley published by the Ann Arbor Public Schools.