Since 2009 Computer Science Education Week has been celebrated during the week of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper’s birthday on December 9. The week began as a call to action to raise awareness and elevate computer science education at all levels, including K-5, and underscore the critical role of computing in all careers.
In 2013 Code.org organized the first Hour of Code. “That year, the first “Hour of Code” themed CSEdWeek reached over 15 million students and over 35,000 events across 167 countries. One year later, in January of 2015, the Hour of Code reached 100 million “hours served,” making the Hour of Code and CS Education Week the largest education campaign in history.” [https://csedweek.org/about]
Teachers in Issaquah are encouraged to do one hour with their students next week! Here are some helpful links to get started.
“The ‘Hour of Code™’ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week [csedweek.org] and Code.org [code.org] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.”