2020 Houston ISD Computer Science Education Week
We live in a world surrounded by technology and we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on understanding how technology works.
Historically, only a tiny fraction of us are learning how technology works. Only 47% of all high schools teach computer science.
This is why our entire district is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 7-13). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code. Our Computer Science Education Week is making a statement that Houston I.S.D. is ready to teach these foundational 21st-century skills. To continue bringing programming activities to your students, the Office of Career Readiness, along with DroneBlocks, Code Avengers, and Amazon Future Engineer endorsed BootUp and CoderZ, want to make our Computer Science Education Week event huge. We encourage you to explore, learn, and compete this week in support of #CSforAll, #CSforGood, and #CSforSocialJustice.
Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual call to action to inspire K-12 students to learn computer science, advocate for equity in computer science education, and celebrate the contributions of students, teachers, and partners to the field. As part of the #CSforGood movement this year, a new focus has formed:
#CSinHISD #CSforAll #CSforGood #CSforSocialJustice