HOUR OF CODE 2015 | KICK-OFF EVENT
07 December 2015 – 11:00
Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago.
We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and less students are studying it than a decade ago.
The Hour of Code is a self-guided tutorial anybody can do, with just a web-browser or smart-phone (or even unplugged activities that don’t require a computer at all). No experience needed.
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching over 100 million students in 180+ countries. The idea behind the Hour of Code is simple: all students in the world should be introduced to computer programming. Learning to code has never been this easy or this accessible: one-hour tutorials introducing the basics of computer programming are available in over 30 languages. No experience is needed: ages 4 to 104 can participate.
With the Hour of Code, computer science has been on homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo! and Disney. Over 100 partners joined together to support this movement. Last year, every Apple Store in the world hosted an Hour of Code and even President Obama wrote his first line of code as part of the campaign.
Kicking-off the “Hour of Code” 2015 in Kosovo, on December 7, starting from 11am at the Innovation Centre Kosovo (ICK).
A joint cooperation of ALMOOC and Innovation Centre Kosovo.
11:00-11:15 Registration of participants
11:15-11:25 Welcome Speech | About Hour of Code – Uranik Begu (ICK) & Armend Ukshini (ALMOOC)
11:25-11:30 Remarks – Anila Statovci (Deputy Minister of Education, Science & Technology)
11:30-11:35 Remarks – Vjollca Çavolli (Executive Director, STIKK)
11:35-11:45 Direct line with Tirana and Washington DC | Office of the Primeminister of Albania and ALMOOC HQ
11:45-12:45 One Hour of Code with children from “Young Coders Kosovo” and “jCoders”.
OPEN TO ALL!