Here's How You Can Join Computer Science Education Week in 2017

Here's How You Can Join Computer Science Education Week in 2017

The Code.org nonprofit trains teachers on how to teach computer science lessons to students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Meanwhile, the state of Arkansas announced that it will be dedicating $500,000 to the creation of a first-of-its-kind stipend program for existing K-8 teachers in the state who are interested in receiving training to teach computer science.

Proving that the science and technology fields are open to anyone.

Tuesday, Corral Drive is having a "Family Coding Night", at which time students and their parents will get to take part in computer programming from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Schools across the country are teaching students about Computer Science.

Almost every student in the district spent 60 minutes practicing how to give a computer instructions on what to do during the Hour of Code. This year's Computer Science Education Week started today and runs through December 10. "Using Itelitek's CoderZ software platform, we built 50 virtual coding challenges that allow students to navigate robots through increasingly hard challenges".

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And in New York, Jets wide receiver Jermaine Kearse will co-host an Hour of Code workshop at the flagship Microsoft Store in New York and interact with kids from the Jermaine Kearse Foundation 15 to 1, which supports youth in military families.

The Minecraft tutorials uses Blocky to introduce learners to the basics of computer code.

Commissioner of Education Frank Edelblut says New Hampshire is taking the program a step further this year, by marrying it to a robotics competition.

Also this week the girls are encouraged to post what they're learning about on social media using #girlsintechkc.

Don Carlson, Education Director at Microsoft Asia Pacific, has been encouraging schools across the region to make computer science available to students because, "Coding empowers young people, giving them the tools they need to not only express themselves, but also transform the way they think critically and solve complex problems. Our mission is for everyone on the planet to achieve more, so when we see a disconnect like the one I just mentioned, it creates a sense of urgency to create more equity of opportunity for all students".

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