Nova Eisenhower Elementary School is gearing up for a special award from the national non-profit organization, Code.org. It’s the Florida winner of a $10,000 prize recognizing the school’s commitment to having all students participate in Hour of Code activities during National Computer Science Education Week, December 7-13, 2015.
As part of the Hour of Code, Code.org is selecting one school in every state to receive the $10,000 award to purchase a class-set of laptops or other technology.
In 2013, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) became the first school district in the nation to partner with Code.org to increase access to computer science in schools. BCPS is joining the Hour of Code initiative by having 100 percent of District’s schools, as well as 100 percent of the District’s elementary and middle school students participate in Hour of Code activities.
In honor of the Nova Eisenhower Elementary winning the $10,000 award, the following two special events take place on Tuesday, December 8, 2015:
• Check presentation ceremony by Code.org during the School Board meeting, which takes place at the Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center, 600 SE Third Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301. The meeting begins at 10 a.m.
• Celebration with students and staff at Nova Eisenhower Elementary, 6501 SW 39th Street, Davie, Florida 33314, beginning at 1 p.m.
To learn more about the Hour of Code events taking place at schools across the District, click here or visit browardschools.com/browardcodes.
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