This week in the Primary School, we joined in on one of the most extensive education movements: The Hour of Code.
The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. The 2019 Computer Science Education Week will be December 9-15. We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our young learners choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how the technology works.
'Discovery Week' is a statement that Stonehill International Schol is ready to teach these foundational 21st-century skills, as we live and breath our Mission: "to provide stimulating, engaging academics integrated with enhanced opportunities for technological innovation."
Equipped with a natural curiosity and demonstrating a growth mindset, students across the Primary School were seen expressing their creativity using coding and technology -- using iPads to create, design and innovate -- not just consume. Screens aside, we were 'unplugged' (no digital device) in P1/2, P4, P6 and P7: Learning to visualise a process that accomplishes a task, as well as practising and refining the design process. All students were actively engaged, monitored and adjusted their learning as needed; with every single student having a voice, a choice, and taking ownership for their own learning during Discovery Week.
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