KUSD Students Learn Computer Coding At Gateway

Kenosha-area students tried their hand at computer coding as Gateway Technical College hosted over 100 sixth- through eighth-graders at its Kenosha campus for an “Hour of Code” event Wednesday.

Lance Middle School sixth-graders Brooklynn Richter, Gabriela Bosovich and Jasmine Ricker suppressed giggles as Caesar Garcia, a Gateway computer technician, led a group through coding in Javascript using the Minecraft video game on computer workstations.

Students then debugged the code that didn’t work.

The “Hour of Code” is described as a global movement reaching tens of millions of students at all grade levels in over 180 countries. It started as a one-hour introduction to computer science that was “designed to demystify ‘code’ to show that anybody can learn the basics and to broaden participation.”

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