Students holding hour of code certificatesWe 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 depend on understanding how technology works.

But only a tiny fraction of us are learning how technology works. Fewer than half of all schools teach computer science.

That’s why our Grade 7 science tech classes joined in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 5-11). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.

Two students sitting at desks holding certificatesOur Hour of Code is making a statement that Berlin Central is ready to teach these foundational 21st century skills. Students coded in class this week, using hour of code lessons and game programs.

This is a chance to change the future of education in Berlin. This is our second year of seventh graders participating and students all found an activity in coding to create art, games, and motion. Learn more about Hour of Code and help spread the word.Class of Students holding Hour of Code Certificate