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4th Annual Hour of Code at UP! Week of Dec. 5-9

Why should children learn to code/program?
1. Learning programming empowers children and gives them the tools to express themselves in really cool ways.
The ability to communicate with machines is probably the closest thing to superpowers that can be taught.
2. It's easy as learning a language.
Games and apps with visual programming languages teach programming logic and concepts before children can read. Like learning language, it's best to begin young. Use games to teach and learn problem solving and logic.
3. Diverse early-learning benefits children.
"Learning to write programs stretches your mind, and helps you think better, creates a way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains." -Bill Gates
4. Becoming fluent with technology
Going from simply interacting with technology to creating technology and expressing oneself in new ways.
5. We need more programmers!
Over the next 10 years, programming will be one of the fastest growing occupations.

Welcome to a new year at UP!

Students may enter the doors by the gym between 7:30-7:50 and report to the gym. Students may go to classrooms between 7:50-8.

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