Students across Round Rock ISD will have the opportunity to develop their talents and interests in computer programming and science through Hour of Code activities, designed to introduce students to computer programming techniques and technologies.

During the week of Dec. 4-8, campuses will incorporate the Hour of Code tutorials into the school day. These hands-on activities will be tailored to each grade level and focused on getting students acquainted with the basics of programming.

“The growing field of computer science has opened a world of possibilities to our students in regards to their possible focus on study and potential career pathways,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steve Flores said. “Our mission is to provide students with the skills needed to fully pursue those possibilities, and by encouraging students to participate in Hour of Code activities, we are giving them a stepping stone to a potential future in computer science and engineering.

Hour of Code is held in celebration of Computer Science Education Week, observed Dec. 4-10. The worldwide Hour of Code activities consist of 172 individual tutorials that students can access at all times to continue learning.

More information on the initiative is available on the Hour of Code website and free activities for students wishing to continue discovery of computer science are available on the website.