Computer Science education week 2016 is here!

 

Join ELiTE on December 6th, 7th, and 8th, to host several Hour of Code workshops in celebration of Computer Science Education Week.  Students from Frederick Douglass Academy One and The Urban Assembly Academy for Future Leaders will partake in a global campaign dedicated to sparking interest in CS for over 10 million students worldwide.

 

Get Involved Now

For ELiTE's Harlem-based students, this will be a unique opportunity to engage in the power of computer science; particularly for those who have yet to be exposed to any STEM- or CS-related courses.  Sign up to host your very own Hour of Code, or review our Information Sheet for further information.  If you know any friends or colleagues who may be interested in hosting an Hour of Code please share this page with them. 

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Last Year's Success

ELiTE Hour of Code 2015 by the numbers:

  • 340 students completed Javascript and/or HTML tutorials on Codecademy including an incredible 10 students from our 6th grade Intro to CS class!

  • 100+ of our 6th graders solved offline mazes on paper, writing out ‘for loops’ in JavaScript.

  • 100+ of our  7th grade students built programmable traffic lights using Arduino.

  • 16 of our 10th and 11th grade students assembled gearboxes and began to design and program custom robots.

  • 18 of our HS CS students taught 60 of their peers how to code for the first time.

  • Students used MakeyMakey to turn school staircases into pianos.

  • Students hacked Flash computer games that were then projected onto the walls of the school to allow for physical interaction.

***You don't need to be a cs expert to Participate!***

Registration closes on Thursday, December 1st