Start Young, Dream Big!

One Hour of Code to demystify Technology

Start Young, Dream Big! As a pioneer in imparting imagination and inquiry based education to young students, HoneZone Technology Academy strives to develop innovation, entrepreneurial talent and capacity through their workshops and programs for ages 8 - 18. Every workshop and program offered at HoneZone allows for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Creativity. Please check-out our Winter program offerings that are scheduled to begin Jan 4th 2013. Spots are limited. Register now!

Workshop Summary
This year, for Computer Science Education Week, a massive campaign called the "Hour of Code" is introducing 10 million students to try one hour of introductory computer science from Dec 9th - Dec 16th 2013. It's a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code" and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, an innovator. This workshop is designed to promote and sustain interest and increase technology proficiency and prepare students to become thinkers and innovators of 21st century

Workshop Highlights:

  • There will be 1 million more computing jobs than students over the next 10 years (adding up to $500 billion in salaries)
  • More than 50 percent of all projected math and science occupations are in computing occupations.
  • Computing occupations are among the highest-paying jobs for new graduates. Yet fewer than 3% of college students graduate with a degree in computer science.
  • In 36 states, computer science classes don't count toward math or science high school graduation requirements.
  • A.P. Computer Science is taught in only 5% of U.S. high schools
  • Fewer than 20 percent of AP Computer Science students are women. Fewer than 10% are Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino.

Who should join this workshop ?
This workshop has no prerequisites and is geared for students aged 9 - 18.

Location
This workshop is conducted at 95th Street Naperville Public Library. Please see schedule below for more details.

Workshop Fees
Workshop Registration fee - $0.00

Workshop Schedule

Session Location Click to Enroll
Currently there are no available sessions for this program. Please check back with us later or contact us to find out more details.

What should my student bring to the workshop?
Students are to bring in their own laptop (Windows or Mac), fully charged for the event. At any time, students are responsible for their devices. We will be able to host up to 40 students per session on a first-come first-served basis

Can Parents participate in the workshop?
We will be able to speak with the parents at the end of the workshop. Please be sure to pickup our program flyers to find out more about HoneZone Technology Academy

How can my student be associated with HoneZone beyond this workshop period?
Our innovate Technology programs are designed to steer your kids early towards STEM, prepare for future STEM careers and learn useful 21st century skills while having loads of fun using their creative minds! Check out our program offerings and schedule for more details.

My son/daughter is not sure about technology as a career. How is this workshop useful for my student?
Technology is pervasive in almost every aspect of daily life, and as the workplace changes, STEM knowledge and skills grow in importance for a variety of workers beyond STEM careers. Studies have found that demand for STEM-capable workers have increased in traditionally non-STEM fields due to diffusion of technology across industries and occupations. Improving access to quality STEM education will strengthen the caliber of the student even if they want to pursue a non-STEM career. STEM knowledge extends beyond a career, it is a knowlege for life.

What is STEM?
The acronym STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Why STEM?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Statistics, in the next five years, STEM jobs are projected to grow twice as quickly as jobs in other fields. While all jobs are expected to grow by 10.4%, STEM jobs are expected to increase by 21.4%. Similarly, 80% of jobs in the next decade will require technical skills. We need to prepare our students to be able to compete in a knowledge-based global economy. Students need 21st Century skills of adaptability, complex communication, social skills, non-routine problem solving, self-management, self-development, and systems thinking. Our students will be called upon to be innovative and creative problem solvers, designers, developers, and inventors.

Why STEM early?
Consider this statistics from Nation center for education statistics: Of the 3.8 million 9th graders in the US, only 233,000 end up choosing a STEM degree in college (National Center for Education Statistics). That means only six STEM graduates out of every 100 9th graders. While all jobs are expected to grow by 10.4%, STEM jobs are expected to increase by 21.4%. Similarly, 80% of jobs in the next decade will require technology skills. Technology is pervasive in almost every aspect of daily life, and as the workplace changes, STEM knowledge and skills grow in importance for a variety of workers (including non-STEM careers).