Hour of Code 2016!

For the second year in a row PS 54 The Magnet School for Environmental Science, TECHNOLOGY, and Community Wellness participated in CodeBrooklyn’s Our of Code Challenge. In 2015, the Brooklyn Borough President and co-founder of CodeBrooklyn, Eric L. Adams, challenged Brooklyn to the audacious goal of reaching out to EVERY Brooklyn public school to encourage them to do an “Hour of Code” event. Over 380 Brooklyn schools, of the 500 in the borough, participated! (See the video of our CodeBrooklyn Hour of Code challenge from 2015). This was the highest rate of participation of any large urban area in the country.

Students in grades 3-5 at PS 54 took up Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adam’s challenge.

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PS 54’s Hour of Code

During the week of December 7th through December 11th, PS 54 The Magnet School for Environmental Science, Technology and Community Wellness participated in an “Hour of Code”. The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to introduce coding and show that anybody can learn the basics of computer programming.

This year, PS 54 hosted volunteers from Apple Incorporated and CodeAcademy.org. Having these volunteers from the “tech field” here at PS 54 helped our students see what the future can be if they decide to continue their study into the field of Computer Science.