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All District 191 families invited to coding event hosted by Burnsville High School

Children and parents can learn to code during a free event hosted from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6 in the Learning Commons at Burnsville High School, 600 E. Highway 13, during National Hour of Code week Dec. 3-8.

This second annual Family Code Night will feature more than 20 interactive sessions for parents and students from kindergarten through grade 12 in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. Coding, also known as computer programming, is when you tell a computer exactly what to do by giving it step-by-step directions.

Burnsville High School to host 'Hour of Code' night for K-12 families

Burnsville High School will be hosting a “Family Hour of Code” night on Dec. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m., as part of the worldwide Computer Science Education Week on Dec. 4-10.

This is the first time that BHS will be hosting a family-oriented Hour of Code event. The goal is to have District 191 families with students who are interested in computer science get together and try coding.

Coding is when you tell a computer exactly what to do by giving it step-by-step directions. It’s also known as computer programming.