Announcing’s Hour of Code 2023: Creativity with AI

Explore artificial intelligence and traditional coding during this year’s celebration!
3 min readOct 3, 2023

Learners of all ages: It’s time to dive headfirst into the captivating world of computer science. While many schools in the U.S. reserve Hour of Code celebrations for Computer Science Education Week on December 4–10, international events have already begun!

To that end, we’re excited to announce that we’re taking Hour of Code to new heights with “Hour of Code: Creativity with AI.” Whether it’s coding new apps and algorithms, generating unique art, or crafting choreography to get us dancing, AI is opening up fresh opportunities for digital expression that expand our understanding of creativity.

What’s new?

Did you catch that reference to “dancing?” 👀 That’s right:’s Dance Party will be better than ever this year! Coming soon, this Hour of Code activity will use generative AI to help students add awesome backgrounds and visuals to the dance parties they build with code.

Between now and Computer Science Education Week, more new activities that encompass both artificial intelligence (AI) and non-AI components will be added to the Hour of Code website. Additionally, has crafted accessible, engaging learning opportunities designed to enhance the AI knowledge of both teachers and students.

Flexible Hour of Code options for any classroom

Whether you or your students are experienced coders or trying computer science for the very first time, this Hour of Code promises to be epic! Choose from several classroom learning options, including:

  • Lead an Hour of Code activity — With more than 700 activities to choose from with classifications by grade level, experience, and inclusion of AI, your choices are vast. (When you know your plans, please register your activity so that we can celebrate all the events happening across the globe!)
  • Engage with AI 101 for Teachers, a five-part professional learning video series brought to you by, ETS, ISTE, and Khan Academy.
  • Show your classroom at least one short video from our student-facing series “How AI Works” — learn the inner workings of ChatGPT, computer vision, and other AI concepts, explained by the people who created these technologies.

Join the movement

Thousands of other schools have made Hour of Code a whole school event. When an entire school does the Hour of Code, it contributes to the international movement to make computer science part of the core curriculum. is working with partners to reward schools that offer an Hour of Code to every student. Register your event today to receive information on how to qualify!

For Hour of Code: Creativity with AI, we can’t wait to see what you’ll create!

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