Hour of Code Family Night Students are the teachers when their parents come to school to learn about computer science.

Hour of Code Family Night, Livingston Public Schools

Problem solving. . . critical thinking. . . using logic. . . employing creativity. . . and bonding with a parent -- all were part of Family Code Night that took place recently at Harrison Elementary School. Under the direction of Educational Technology Supervisor, Erin Borino, district technology coaches Mitch Wasserman, Ellen Fishter, Kash Lang and Lori Perez, offered support as students displayed their coding prowess. With children leading the way, adults learned all about the benefits (including academic growth and increased confidence, not to mention having fun) of learning to code. Close to 40 families of students in Grades 3-5 gathered on Monday, Dec. 5 for the event presented by Livingston Public Schools to kick off the coding activities taking place in all schools. Using Code.org as the starting point, students and their parents worked on basic block coding activities as well as more challenging javascript programming. The students and parents were also treated with a visit and demonstration from several of the LHS robotics students. Jim Novotny, Business and Tech Ed Supervisor, was on hand with his students and a few of their robots to demonstrate to the younger students how computer coding serves as the building blocks for controlling robots.

Hour of Code Family Night, Livingston Public Schools, Livingston, New Jersey

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