12.01.2014

Count Medfield in for the Hour of Code!

Computer Science Education Week.org states:

  • There will be 1 million more computing jobs than students over the next 10 years (adding up to $500 billion in salaries)
  • Computing occupations are among the highest-paying jobs for new graduates. Yet fewer than 3% of college students graduate with a degree in computer science.
  • Fewer than 20 percent of AP Computer Science students are women. Fewer than 10% are Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino. See where Massachusetts falls: Info Graphic

CSEW.org has designated the week of
Dec. 8th -15th as the #hourofcode!  This is the LARGEST GLOBAL campaign  (estimated over 15 million participants worldwide) to push, inspire, and bring awareness and support to the importance of teaching computer programming and coding to our students! It can and should start as early as Kindergarten!


Here at Blake MS, we will be hosting a school-wide event on Friday, Dec. 12th with an alternative schedule and then....going beyond the hour of code with Showcase after school sessions the following week & more! 

I know the High School, Memorial School and other Medfield Schools are hosting their own events throughout the week, so please ask at those respective schools for more info.

Of course this is only one hour of code, with the hopes that if some students and teachers get a taste of it, who knows what will happen!

Check out other videos and resources at hourofcode.com/us

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