Students will experience the thrill of coding

Chelmsford, MA– From December 7th and December 13th, students will experience the thrill of coding during Chelmsford’s 2015 Hour of Code Celebration!

During the week, students will have the opportunity to further their learning of the basics of computer science. Computers are everywhere, and these basics help nurture creativity, problem-solving skills, and prepare our students for any future career. Students in grades 1 through 8 will be participating in the code week event. At Chelmsford High School, students will be invited to the library for coding activities.

According to Executive Director of Technology and Information, Anne-Marie Fiore, “last May, the Chelmsford Public Schools was chosen by to launch a partnership which will expand our current teaching of coding to Kindergarten. The partnership will provide teachers with professional development to help students in grades K-5 learn about computer science in a format that is fun and accessible.”

Teaching students how to code augments their skill set, whether they are college or career bound,” Superintendent Jay Lang said. “In an economy that is growing with digital computing technologies, coding is a crucial skill; one that all students should have an opportunity to learn”, stated Lang.

We hope you join us. For more information on the Hour of Code, please visit

Located in the heart of the Merrimack Valley, the Chelmsford Public Schools cultivates inspired, creative, and well-rounded lifelong learners who possess the integrity and self-direction necessary to be contributing community members. Recognized as a model district for digital learning by the White House; the Chelmsford Public Schools is . For more information, please visit us at:

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Anne-Marie Fiore at 978.251.5100 or email at

Author: Anne-Marie Fiore

Anne Marie is an instructional designer who works with educators to design, develop, and deliver instructional products and experiences. She knows that instructional designers wear many hats. They not only write objectives, create online courses, and develop assessments but also do video production, podcasting — even build websites.In addition to instructional designer, Anne Marie has worked as a curriculum specialist, assistant professor, and technology director. She was recognized by the Huffington Post as a Top Social Media Tech Leader and recently won a “Grand Award for Learning Program Design” in the 32nd Annual APEX Awards for Publication Excellence. Anne Marie holds a doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction from Northcentral University.In her spare time, Anne-Marie enjoys several hobbies; blogging, watching way too many true crime documentaries on the ID channel, and Star Trek. She lives in Hudson, New Hampshire, with her husband, Kenneth.