CODE 60 + Be Part of Citywide Challenge
In honor of CSEdWeek, and in connection with CPSConnects and Digital Youth Network (DYN),
Computer Science for All is launching Code60+, a month†of Hour of Code activities for the
whole school community and families.
You will be receiving a toolkit with detailed information for Network Chiefs, Principals, Teachers,
Students and Parents later this week with details about how to engage in each part of the Month
of Code. We will be launching our activities from ChicagoCodes.org . Consider this to be your
portal for all activities around the Month of Code.
To kick off our first year of the new CS graduation requirement, we want everyone to learn to
code. As the name Code60+ suggests, we want everyone to participate in more†than†one†hour
of code. We are excited to announce that we will have the following incentives to encourage full
● Digital badges for every hour of code in which our students and parents participate
● Daily drawings for a brand new Chromebook for all badges earned each day
● Daily drawings for brand new chromebooks for teachers who design and submit artifacts
from lessons that integrate coding and computer science concepts into their subjects
● Badges and daily drawings for families that participate in “unplugged” activities
● Prizes for the networks with the highest participation of both parents and students
Here is a preview of the month:
● Student and community centered. We hope that you have already been planning
activities in or around your school or community.
● Parent and family centered coding activities to be done at home, library or Parent
● Teacher computational lesson week.
● Student, parent and family centered coding activities to be done at Parent Universities
Please keep your eye out for your toolkit of details and rules for drawing entries early next week.