The 7th annual IAT Technological Education Conference (IATTEC 2016) was held this year on the 4th & 5th of April at the Applied Technology Complex in Mohammed Bin Zayed City in Abu Dhabi. The conference theme, "Transforming Learning through Creative Classrooms" aims to provide a platform for developing creative approaches to STEAM classroom practices via the use of a diverse range of pedagogical strategies.


clock-hourThe Computer Science Deptartment of ATHS-boys campus in Mohammed Bin Zayed successfully conducted the “Hour of Code” event on the 7th of December, 2015.

ATHS Grade 8, 9 and STS Grade 10 participated in this global event along with twenty four teachers. All joiners received certificates for their participation. After a student chose a game and completed 20 levels during the one hour of Code, they were awarded certificates of completion. 

More pictures covering this event can be found on the following link

The Hour of Code, is organized by nonprofit and over 100 other organizations. It is a statement that today’s generation of students are ready to learn critical skills for 21st century success. Target: Aiming to reach 100,000 Hour of Code events worldwide, introducing millions of new learners to computer science! 


The hour of code is a one-hour activity that sparks to keep the learning of computer science. Once students see what they create right before their eyes, they’re empowered to keep going. A global movement with more than 100 million learners in 196 countries and tutorials are available in 40 languages.

Computer science was chosen because every 21st-century student should have the opportunity to take part in creating technology that’s changing our world, yet fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. The basics help nurture creativity and problem-solving skills, and prepare students for any future career.