"Hour of Code" session held for local students
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A coding session for students at a Milwaukee school.
Tuesday morning, a team of volunteers from Northwestern Mutual hosted an "Hour of Code" session for students at Forest Home Avenue Elementary School.
About 150 K-4 through 5th-grade students got to rotate through various stations, including Lego robotics, 3-D printing, and graph programming.
The Milwaukee Public Schools' superintendent says events like this one get students excited to learn.
"This is the way of the future. We are preparing young people for jobs that we have never heard of or seen ourselves, so this is a gateway into that to be able to look at the coding piece and to look at future endeavors and analyze and look at those critical thinking skills fo our young people," said Dr. Keith Posley, MPS Superintendent.
There was another "Hour of Code" event at Tonawanda Elementary School in Elm Grove Tuesday.