Computer Science Education Week was a fun time at Flower Hill Primary School, where students explored new areas of technology and expanded their horizons.
Principal Lucia Laguarda and Flower Hill’s faculty and staff worked closely with students to provide meaningful lessons and activities that furthered the youngsters’ knowledge of computer science.
“Computer Science Education Week is an annual call to action to inspire K-12 students to learn computer science, advocate for equity in computer science education and celebrate the contributions of students, teachers and partners to the field,” according to a website dedicated to the promotion of the nationwide initiative.
Flower Hill’s classrooms buzzed with activity throughout the week. First grade teacher Alexandra Franco’s students learned how to write computer code with the help of math teacher and instructional coach Christine Lofaro. The youngsters loved every minute of it. Similar activities played out in every classroom.
Mrs. Lofaro was busy throughout the building, pitching in to help teachers as they delivered special lessons. The coding activities were popular. They help develop problem solving skills and require much trial and error efforts as students strive to overcome technological challenges.
Computer Science Education Week is held nationally in recognition of the birthday of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper who is credited as the inventor of the first compiler and who came up with the term “computer bug” after removing a real moth from a computer. (A bug refers to an error in a computer program.)