Computer Science Education Week is Dec 9-15

Computer Science Education Week is Dec 9-15

Great coders are today’s rockstars. -will.i.am, The Black Eyed Peas
Computer Science Education Week is a program that can benefit all students, former students and aspiring students - it’s available to everyone. If you’re not currently a student you can register as an individual, and you don’t have to have immediate access to a computer, CSEdWeek offers unplugged tutorials for classrooms without computers. Teachers, community leaders and employers can sign up to host the program: An Hour of Code in their classroom. Individuals can sign up just by submitting their email address. From CSEdWeek.org -
Why computer science?
Computer science provides a foundation for virtually any career - everybody can benefit from learning the basics.
What’s an Hour of Code?
It’s a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code” and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, an innovator.
Other CSEdWeek events
Computer Science Education Week is observed each year, in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper. The Hour of Code is just one of many different events planned for CSEdWeek. More information here. Watch Microsoft Founder Bill Gates, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Elena Silenok of Clothia.com, will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas and more talk about their first coding adventures and about the future of coding in the video - The Hour of Code is Coming.