How to organize an Hour of Code assembly or event

Get your entire school or community involved in an Hour of Code!


1. Prepare for your event

  • Determine a venue, date, and time.
  • Send a letter to your local mayor, member of Congress, governor, or influential business person and invite them to speak. Check out our how-to toolkit when hosting an elected official during an Hour of Code for more info.
  • Invite media/press. i.e. local news station, newspaper, education/tech bloggers. See our press kit for help.

2. During your event

  • Kick off your event with one of our inspirational videos.
  • Give an intro overviewing the importance of computer science, using these stats and infographics.

  • Other event ideas:

    • Invite a local industry leader to discuss his or her work involving computer science.
    • Invite a local politician and have students teach him or her how to code.
    • Have a group of students demonstrate an unplugged activity.
    • Have a group of students teach the principal or a group of teachers how to code.
    • If your school already teaches computer science, have students demo projects.

3. Share how it went

Share pictures of your event on Facebook and Twitter and use the hashtag #HourOfCode.


Host a Family Code Night with the Hour of Code and invite parents to participate

Consider hosting a K-5 evening event and invite parents to join their students for an hour of computer science. This is a great way to engage the larger community and encourage parent support for computer science at your school. Our partners at Family Code Night have created an all-in-one event kit with planning checklist, presenter’s script, invitation emails, posters, powerpoints, and more to run your own event. Click here to download the Event Kit.


Example plan for a school assembly or event

Event: School-wide Computer Science Education Week kick-off assembly

Date: 12월 9일 (start of Computer Science Education Week)

Time: During the school day. Mid-morning event preferred. Approximately 1 hour.

Location: School assembly hall (e.g. theater, gym, cafeteria)

이벤트 일정

시간 내용
오전 10:00 - 10:05 Open with one of our inspirational videos.
오전 10:05 - 10:15 Principal gives an intro overviewing the importance of computer science. Use these stats and infographics.
오전 10:15 - 10:30 특별 초청 게스트가 자기소개를 하고, 그 사람의 일상생활에서 컴퓨터과학기술과 컴퓨터과학이 얼마나 중요한 역할을 하고 있는지에 대해서 이야기 한다.
오전 10:30 - 10:40 Students do an Hour of Code demo for the school. Fun twist: have them teach the principal, politician, or other students!
오전 10:40 - 11:00 학생들이 컴퓨터과학 언플러그드 활동을 시연하면서, 컴퓨터가 전혀 없이도 컴퓨터과학(정보과학)에 대해서 어떻게 배울 수 있게 되는지 보여주도록 한다.
오전 11:00 - 11:05 학교 전체 활동을 계획하고 주도한 선생님이 맺음말 한다.