We live in a world surrounded by technology. 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 fewer students are studying it today than a decade ago. Learning how to program promotes important problem-solving and critical-thinking skills that can transfer to all academic areas
Wayland Middle School's math classes will be joining all of Wayland's schools to participate in the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-13). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.
See http://hourofcode.com/us and https://code.org/ for details, and be sure to ask your child about their experience with the Hour of Code.
Rebecca Poulo, Math Department Co-Curriculum Leader
Bethann Monahan, Instructional Technology Department Head