To kickoff this year’s Hour of Code campaign, Microsoft is releasing a new Minecraft Hour of Code tutorial, called “A Hero’s Journey,” to use during Computer Science Education Week. Over the past two years, nearly 70 million Minecraft Hour of Code sessions have introduced the basics of coding to people around the world, and this year's tutorial includes Redstone, pistons and the Agent from Minecraft: Education Edition to introduce computer science concepts in a fun and creative way. Users can upload this year’s tutorial using Code Builder to Minecraft: Education Edition on a Windows 10 PC.
Microsoft Stores will be hosting a new “Computer Science for Everyone” workshop series for educators and parents looking to learn or lead an Hour of Code starting Tuesday, November 14. Microsoft Stores will continue to host free Hour of Code workshops during Computer Science Education Week (December 4-10) at all physical store locations across the globe.