Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) led the world in 2013 with student participation in the Hour of Code. This year, 100% of the schools in BCPS are taking part in the week-long events. The Hour of Code is a national campaign organized by Code.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding computer science programs in schools. The goal is to inspire 100 million students across the globe to try one hour of computer science during National Computer Science Education Week, December 8-14, 2014.
In honor of Hour of Code activities, Superintendent Robert W. Runcie and a Code.org representative will visit Fort Lauderdale High School, Thursday, December 11, 2014, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. They will meet with students who, as part of their computer science course, are developing literary arts video games to serve students in elementary and middle schools.
In 2013, BCPS became the first school district in Florida to partner with Code.org to increase access to computer science courses, curriculum and resources in schools. As a result, the number of schools providing computer science courses, curriculum or resources increased from nine schools to 120 schools (and growing), currently impacting more than 11,500 BCPS students.