Computer Science Education Week is Dec 9-15.
We live in a world surrounded by technology. Information, commerce, communication, and entertainment all rely on computers. But only a tiny fraction of us learn computer science, the basics of how computers work, or how to create software, apps, or web sites. Computer Science provides a foundation for virtually any career and everybody can benefit from learning the basics.
Did you know:
- Software jobs outnumber students 3-to-1. The gap is 1 million jobs over 10 years- and these are some of the highest paying jobs.
- 90% of schools in the US do not teach computer science.
- In many countries, it’s required (China, Vietnam, Estonia. Soon UK, Australia)
- The basics can be learned by anybody, starting in elementary school. But fewer than 10% of students try. Only 2% are women. 1% are students of color.
Programming literacy is going to be key to your child’s future. And this year we’re joining a massive campaign to prepare students for the 21st century during Computer Science Education Week (Dec 9-15).
The Hour of Code campaign has an audacious goal: to introduce 10 million students to one hour of computer science. While your children will have the opportunity to participate at school, we encourage you to participate, as well and join us as a volunteer to assist in the classrooms. No experience is required and all tutorials will be supplied at the school. To learn more about this special project please select the link below learn more about an hour of code.
In order to bring an Hour of Code to our (35) classrooms, we are looking for 40 volunteers to assist our teachers in implementing their hour throughout the week. We currently have 50% of our volunteer slots full, please help us get to 100! We would welcome your support as we participate in this project and in the process try to win a classroom of computers for our school. Please email Mary Barlow at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Lock at email@example.com to sign up.