Computer Science Education Week
We’ve been asked to share this information with you. December 5-11 is the second annual Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek). CSEdWeek was endorsed by the U.S. House of Representatives to acknowledge the critical role computer science education in Kindergarten through 12th grade and in higher education has in preparing students for 21st century careers and the transformative role computing plays in solving today’s foremost challenges.
Engaging computing jobs are being created every day, and hundreds of thousands will be created in the next decade, producing some of the most highly paid professional careers. But the current pipeline of computing graduates will fill only a small percentage of the 1.4 million new computing jobs projected by 2018. CSEdWeek seeks to raise public awareness of the need to prepare a greater number of students for computing careers by addressing issues with computer science education standards, teacher certification, curriculum, professional development and diversity.
If you want to participate, visit this link to sign the pledge and help spread the word about about the importance of Computer Science Education.