THE SPANISH SCHOOL RECEIVES $10,000 IN TECHNOLOGY FROM CODE.ORG
The Spanish School will purchase computer hardware & accessories for students
WHAT: On November 25, 2013, Code.org awarded The Spanish School (TSS), an elementary program of St. Louis Language Immersion Schools, with $10,000 for computer hardware and accessories for signing up all students for The Hour of Code.
The entire Spanish School will participate in the largest education event in history: The Hour of Code. During Computer Science Education Week December 9-15, every student will spend an hour learning computer science. This is a great opportunity for the students at TSS who have not had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with computer science.
The Hour of Code is a campaign to prove that regardless of age, race or gender, anyone can learn how to not just consume, but also build the technologies of the future. The Hour of Code helps promote computer education across schools in the United States. 90 percent of American schools don’t teach computer science. Fewer students are learning how computers work, especially girls and minorities. This movement gives children the opportunity to learn about computers and computer science that normally do not have such an opportunity due to a lack of resources.
WHEN: Kick-off Ceremony for Computer Science Education Week
Friday, December 6, 2013, 9:00 AM
WHERE: St. Louis Language Immersion Schools
4011 Papin St.
St. Louis, Mo. 63110
PHOTO OP: During all-school assembly, staff will be available to comment & check will be presented
Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to growing computer science education by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Their vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer programming. They believe computer science should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry, and algebra. For more information, please visit: www.code.org.
St. Louis Language Immersion Schools (SLLIS) is a network of public charter schools in St. Louis, Missouri, classified as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. SLLIS’ mission is to position all children for success in local and global economies through holistic, intellectually inspiring language immersion programs. SLLIS offers tuition free, full-day immersion education in Spanish, French, & Mandarin. SLLIS will serve 862 students. SLLIS’ vision for the community is to strengthen the pipeline of creative, culturally astute leaders prepared for success in post-secondary education institutions; to increase St. Louis’ visibility as a preferred community in which to live, work and raise a family by preparing students to prevail in global economic competition; and to promote intercultural dialogue, altruism and civic pride.