Hour of Code Special Events — Illinois

  • (Chicago)
    We will we host "Week of Code" were outside volunteers (district administrators, local engineers, state congressman, etc.) will come and share coding activities with students in grades PreK - 8th grade. The learning and excitement extend past one hour!!
  • (Elmhurst)
    We will be having some very "cool" high school students come and help out, hang, and code at our "Geek Party"!
  • (Algonquin)
    It gets kids excited and more aware or coding and is becoming more popular for good paying jobs, and we believe that it is important to be known for this new generations. We are also trying our best to reward/encourage kids who exceed an hour to get them more excited about this program.
  • (South Holland)
    We have planned a school week (Dec. 4 - 8, 2017) full of fun learning activities geared towards our students learning how to code, and developing an understanding of and interest in computer science. Monday -- School-wide morning pep rally, including presentations by local high school robotics team, showing of "Code Stars" short film, presentation by Calvin's Rasberry Pi Club. Tuesday -- Pre-K thru 8th Grade students will participate in unplugged activities inspired by Code.org Wednesday -- Tech trucks from local agencies (fire, police) and Utilities (Com Ed) will visit the school. Students will have a chance to view the technology that runs them and learn how they work via computer science Thursday -- Speakers from Google, a local Makers Lab, and others will speak to students (Pre K- 8th grades) about coding and other computer science and STEAM topics Friday -- Students will participate in Hour of Code as follows: Pre-K -- Tynker Learn to Code with Peep Kindergarten -- Tynker Puppy Adventure 1st Grade -- Write Your First Program (Angry Birds Maze) 2nd Grade -- Star Wars 3rd - 5th Grades -- Disney Infinity Play Lab 6th - 8th Grades -- Minecraft Adventurer
  • (Chicago)
    Alderman will be coming to visit, whole school assembly to culminate hour of code week
  • (Lake in the Hills)
    All K-5 classes will be participating in computer science and coding for multiple weeks during library media classes.
  • (Chicago)
    We are hosting an Hour of Code within are Career and Technical Education department. We will be mentoring other students in our school from cross curriculum's.
  • (Chicago)
    4th Grade students at Linne Elementary will host an "Hour of Code for Parents" event. They will present in English and Spanish, demonstrating the 4 objectives of computer science they are working on in their technology class, and will work on code.org activities with their parents.
  • (Roselle)
    This is our first district-wide Hour of Code for all 1st-8th graders. Our district will be coding on Friday, December 8th and we are very excited to join this important opportunity for our students!
  • (Itasca)
    District middle school students are traveling to the primary building to teach first and second graders coding ... then the second graders will teach the kindergartners and preschoolers.
  • (Aurora)
    In addition to school-wide H.O.C. activities, during Computer Science Education week I will be sponsoring a "Girls Only" Coding party after school. This will be the 3rd consecutive year for the "Girls Only" event. Snacks, Prizes, Guest Speakers, Coding Activity Stations and lots of fun for everyone! At Granger Middle School we know girls can code and are trying to make a difference in the number of girls signing up for tech classes and pursuing computer science careers!
  • (Mount Prospect)
    Our event will be student run and is presented to children and parents in grades k-8. In three years of hosting a student led community event, Prospect HS has hosted nearly 400 k-8th grade students and their parents/guardians. Our program requires children and parents/guardians to sit side by side and experience this wonderful opportunity together with the hopes that it will spur dialogue and further exploration beyond our walls.
  • (Chicago)
    The Anatomy class will be taking the code beyond an hour and build an app that will assist them in their studies.
  • (Chicago)
    This is the first time our entire school will be coding with parents!
  • Burbank School District 111 (Burbank)
    This event will be guided by a grade level from each school to all of the district. We plan on one grade in each school developing a website then reaching our to the entire district to participate in the Hour of Code!!
  • Computer Science Department - University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (Urbana)
    Learn about computer science with help from computer science students from UIUC!
  • Fairview South School (Skokie)
    We will be hosting a Family Coding Night for the first time in our district. Plans to connect it to further learning and the STEM programs at school are in the works.
  • ISD 791 Community Education (Harrisburg)
    Celebrate Computer Science Education Week On December 4th with our very first Family Code Night! Your child may have participated in an Hour of Code activity in the past. Hour of Code is an opportunity for every student to try computer science for one hour. Now is your chance to participate in similar coding activities with your child in an environment that encourages problem solving, innovation and collaboration. Join us!
  • Laidlaw Elementary (Western Springs)
    The district participates, coding club does special events, classrooms continue to work on hour of code.
  • Mark Twain Primary School (Kankakee)
    We will invite our mayor, superintendent, board members, and parents to assist.
  • Palestine Public Library (Palestine)
    The library has started a Gamer’s Night every Thursday where Junior High students learn to code.
  • STEM for Kids (Rockton)
    Our event will be the first Hour of Code event in our community. We are a STEM company that teaches coding, among other things, to children K-8.