Activities part of Computer Science Education Week learning celebration
Kindergarten students coding.
Indian Hill Schools-Thursday, December 13, 2019: By Heather Higdon
That was the amazing scene inside the Indian Hill Primary School (IHPS) Media Center Tuesday, December 10. The teacher for this special Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) lesson was also an IHPS parent, Terrah Kocher. Kocher works with Accenture – a company that pledged to complete more than 10,000 Hours of Code and lead coding tutorial sessions around the world during Computer Science Education Week, December 9-15.
“I use technology in the work I do at Accenture every day, and it’s an honor to help kids build vital skills that they’ll need to be successful in the future,” said Kocher.
The IHPS students enjoyed two Hour of Code learning sessions with Accenture volunteers that included both kindergarten and second-grade students. The Hour of Code, organized by the nonprofit Code.org and over 100 others, is a global movement that believes the students of today are ready to learn critical skills for 21st-century success.
“This experience was simply unparalleled for our young scholars,” said IHPS Principal Jim Nichols. “We are incredibly grateful Mrs. Kocher and her team at Accenture created this opportunity at Indian Hill Primary School.”
Indian Hill Primary School kindergarten students learned coding during a special Hour of Code session conducted by volunteers from Accenture Tuesday, December 10, 2019. (Photos: Provided)