Collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking through coding: a showcase of learning across jeffco
a newly released white house initiative
The white house released a new initiative for computer science in January. The initiative, known as "CS (computer science) for All" is designed to empower all students, from kindergarten through high school, to learn computer science and develop the skills they need to thrive in a digital economy. With the rapid shift of technology in our economy, educators and business leaders are recognizing that computer science is a now a basic skill for students to be able to persevere in the work place.
Hour of Code
Last year more than 600,000 high-paying tech jobs went unfilled in the US, due to lack of college graduates with a degree in computer science. Hour of Code is a grassroots movement that provides students an introduction to computer science, showing that anyone can learn the basics.
Computer science provides students opportunities to be active critical thinkers and creators in real world applications- not just consumers of technology.
Through Hour of Code, Jeffco students focused on problem-solving, stamina, logic, collaboration, cooperation and perseverance.
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