2014-12-12

Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is dedicated to inspiring students to take an interest in computer science. Founded by organizations like our partner Microsoft, CSEdWeek brings awareness to the need for STEM education in classrooms and our after-school programming–-around the world. 

Computer science is one of the driving forces of innovation across the U.S., but despite the growing number of STEM jobs, computer science courses are not integrated in our K-12 education system. By the year 2020, it is estimated that there will be over 1.4 million computing jobs but only 400,000 computer science students. 

To us, that is an obvious problem, which is why we support CSEdWeek and Code.org’s Hour of Code every year. One of the most important elements of Computer Science Education Week is remembering to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (affectionately known as STEM) year round. To learn more about how to bring coding and computer science to your community or classroom, take a peek at csedweek.org or check out the recaps from this week below.

Here are some of the highlights from Computer Science Education Week & the #HourOfCode

What Program Did Obama Write To Kick Off Hour Of Code 2014? via Forbes.com 

Making Code Cool  via CBS Interactive 

Why the Future Will be Made by Creators, Not Consumers via Wired 

Bay Area Students Gearing Up for the Hour of Code via NBC Bay Area 

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