The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 40 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104.
This is an amazingly inspiring event that has motivated thousand to try coding and programming on for size. There is a growing bed of research that has indicated that coding is anew and fast imaging literacy that will benefit student in many ways.
I would cite the growing number of sites devoted to teaching youth about coding as one indicator that is happening in earnest:
Hour Of Code
Why Not Join Winnipeg School Division in the Hour of Code? Contact Keith Strachan if you are interested in participating!