Hour of Code

Despite the bad press of Hawaii's public schools, I am continually impressed by my children's school, Momilani Elementary.  Principal Doreen Higa and technology resource teacher, Shane Asselstine, recently put on a Hour of Code event with the assistance of the Hui O' Momilani PTSO.   Hour of Code is a global movement to introduce people to computer science.  It takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week(https://csedweek.org/).  Over 200 hundred parents and students gathered after hours at Momilani Elementary School to participate in this computer coding event.  The attendees did coding exercises that the children do in class.  Many of the parents were curious to see what their kids were doing and came away with a much better appreciation of coding.

Mr. Asselstine is a globally renown leader in utilizing games like Minecraft to teach computing in the classroom.  He has presented in conferences around the world and has contributed to books on the topic.  In addition to teaching technology to third through sixth grades students, Shane spreads his knowledge to teachers through workshops and training classes.