Westminster will be participating in our 4th annual “Hour of Code” this week when our students learn about coding and are instructed on how to code.
This international initiative for all grade levels K-8 is an introduction to computer science. It is designed to demystify computer programming (coding) and show that anybody can learn the basics of computer programming. Coding provides a foundation for all students to learn fundamental skills in metacognition, problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking, and inquiry. They get lots of good learning while having fun!
Many of our students love to play video games such as Minecraft which practices their critical thinking skills and collaboration, now they will get to learn how such games are designed and maybe design their own game!
Continue the learning at home as a family by investigating www.code.org to be a maker, creator or innovator.