Shaw Avenue teacher Jeanine Lichter walked her 2nd grade class through a coding challenge.
Lilia Belizaire dragged and dropped segments of code during the challenge.
Second grader Damien Acevedo started coding.
Clear Stream Avenue students participated in the coding challenge.
The Hour of Code was taken on by Forest Road students.
Students across Valley Stream District 30 have recently participated in the Hour of Code, a nationwide challenge aimed at getting younger students familiar with coding.
Classes from pre-kindergarten up to sixth grade in Clear Stream Avenue, Shaw Avenue and Forest Road Elementary Schools were faced with a variety of coding challenges. Some classes, for example, had to complete code that would enable their video game character to move with the press of a button.
The program will continue and get more advanced as students progress in years. By the 6th grade, students will have a strong familiarity with coding and will be able to complete highly advanced coding.
“It’s an opportunity for them to get familiar with coding and allow them to get engaged and immersed in the whole coding field,” Director of Technology and 21st Century Learning Chris Onorato said.