Ready, Set… Code! Computer Science Education Week is December 7–13

December 4, 202

#BrowardCodes

Superintendent to Code with Students During a Virtual Session on Wednesday, December 9

The countdown is on for the start of Computer Science Education Week and Hour of Code! The annual global movement, which takes place December 7 –13, 2020, raises awareness about the importance of expanding computer science (CS) in schools and inspires students to complete at least one hour of computer coding during the weeklong celebration.

Throughout the week, Hour of Code activities for students take place at all District schools. This year’s theme is #CSforGood, which focuses on harnessing CS to help build the society in which we want to live. Key themes are:

  • We learn CS to detect problems: Building a society we want to live in begins with understanding the problems we need to address.
  • We learn CS to find creative solutions: Learning computer science provides a foundation to finding solutions. It is our creativity that enables us – in every industry and aspect of life – to design solutions built upon those foundations.
  • We learn CS to connect with each other: People have built technical innovations that have kept us connected through a global pandemic. 
  • We learn CS to ensure equity and inclusion: Everyone must have the opportunity to learn CS to have a part in building an inclusive future.

 

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to be a national leader and model for computer science in schools, with courses, curriculum and activities at every level and every school.

As part of Computer Science Education Week and Hour of Code activities, BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie will code with students during a virtual session on Wednesday, December 9. The event begins at 1:30 p.m.  To watch the live stream, visit https://bit.ly/BCPS2020HoCwithSuptRuncie.

To learn more about CS in BCPS or for additional information about scheduled CS week activities, 

contact Dr. Lisa Milenkovic, BCPS Applied Learning Department, at 754-321-2623 or visit browardschools.com/browardcodes.

 

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