Final preparations ahead of Code Week 2018

On 18 September over 30 Code Week Ambassadors and 15 Education Ministry coordinators from all over Europe met in Brussels to exchange best practices, start new collaborations and coordinate activities ahead of Code Week 2018. In the morning they met Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society and in the afternoon they discussed ideas on how to reach more schools and how to better work together.

 

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This year EU Code Week focuses on bringing the initiative especially to schools. 43% of Europeans still don’t have basic digital skills. More coding classes, workshops and sessions in schools will give a chance to all young people to improve their creative thinking and understand how technology works.

 

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Code Week now provides tips to teachers or active students who want to organise Code Week events in their schools. Anyone interested can also download hands-on resources, participate to the Code Week 4 All Challenge or watch the Learning Bits – special tutorials for teachers or activity organisers new to coding and use the accompanying lesson plans.

 

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If you decide to organise an activity register it and pin it on this interactive Code Week map. It will help people in your city or region to learn about it.