December 9th - 15th
Did you know that Hour of Code was originally started to align with promoting Computer Science Education Week (December 9th-15th) and help teachers across the world realize that their students can learn to code? Computing is a fundamental part of daily life and just about every occupation. Computer Science Education Week is an annual program designed to inspire students to take an interest in computer science. Over 100,000 CSEdWeek/Hour of Code events are scheduled to take place around the world. Over 800 million students have participated in Hour of Code in over 180 countries! Computer Science Education Week is held annually to commemorate the birthday of computing pioneer Grace Hopper. No matter what grade level you teach, every student can participate in Hour of Code and learn the basic principles of computer science that apply to all programming languages.
To ensure the day is successful for your students, you'll want to prepare some things in advance. Here's a checklist:
Keep the Learning going...
Computer science education incorporates computational thinking and logic, while promoting creativity, and helping teach students perseverance. Check out this article from Code.org to talk to your students about Computer Science for Good in Your Classroom.
Keep the learning going after Computer Science Education Week! Pave the way for your students to use #CSforGood!