Bring computer science to your classroom.
Start with an Hour of Code, December 4-10, 2017
Computer science is changing every industry on the planet.
The basics of computer science also help nurture creativity and problem-solving skills, and prepare students for any future career.
What is the Hour of Code?
A one-hour introduction to computer science that happens during Computer Science Education Week the first full week of December Students and teachers can choose from a variety of activities for kindergarten and up. Activities work on any modern browser, tablet, smartphone, or even with no computer at all. No experience needed by students or teachers. Activities are available in over 45 languages!
Why computer science?
Computer science is foundational. Every 21st-century student should have the opportunity to learn how to create technology Computing is the #1 source of wages in the U.S. There are more than 500,000 computing jobs open nationwide. Computer science graduates enjoy the second-highest starting salary and the highest full-time employment rate (76%) within six months of graduation.
Students also love it!
Recent surveys show that among classes students “like a lot,” computer science and engineering rank near the top—only performing arts, art, and design are higher.
Register below to participate in the Hour of Code:
Teachers who do not typically teach computer science in their course work are encouraged to register.
Teachers who participate in hour of code for the first time become eligible to earn a $25 gift card to Amazon thanks to a sponsorship from Inspirus Credit Union.
NSD TEACHERS: Contact Instructional support to get the support you need to be successful.