APS News Release

Attend the APS Community Coding Event

The 2018 APS Community Coding Event will be held on Mon, Dec. 17 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Arlington Career Center. The event offers students a chance to celebrate the Hour of CodeTM in addition to any activities which may be taking place during the school day. It is intended for all APS students in grades K-12 and their families.

The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming.

Several types of coding activities will be offered depending on the participant’s age/grade level. The sessions are run by APS staff and community volunteers, including several local organizations.Here are just some of the activity sessions being offered:

  • Scratch Jr. and Scratch
  • Code-a-pillar
  • Ozobots
  • Mbot, Vex, and Evo Robotics
  • Swift Playgrounds
  • Alice
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Python
  • HTML Web Design

Community volunteers include PBSKids, Accenture, Boolean Girls, and NOVA SySTEMic.

There is nothing that you need to do to prepare for the event. Students can choose which activity they would like to participate in according to their interests.

Additional coding resource for students interested in learning more about coding at home: https://tinyurl.com/apscodes