Students in HFM’s Autism program and Gloversville’s special education classroom at Boulevard Elementary School spent time together on the Promethean interactive whiteboard enjoying an Hour of Code.
Hour of Code is a global movement to get students K-12 interested and engaged in coding. Created through Code.org, Hour of Code has grown to many different organizations and platforms to reach students through a series of one-hour introductions to computer science and computer programming.
Hour of Code benefits the HFM Autism program because students are able to learn how to follow steps and procedures, gain spatial recognition, and learn sequencing and patterns in a fun and engaging way. The Autism programs “app” of choice is Fisher Price’s Code-A-Pillar.
The two classrooms working collaboratively is one of the many ways Boulevard Elementary School partners with the HFM BOCES Special Education program.