Happy Computer Science Education Week, everybody! Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science. Originally conceived by the Computing in the Core coalition, Code.org organizes CSEdWeek as a grassroots campaign supported by 350 partners and 100,000 educators worldwide.
Computer science education is at the heart of everything we’re passionate about here at The Div. We believe that the web opens up vast possibilities with the only limits being initiative and skills paired with a good solid solutions that make life more productive, easier and affordable. The opportunity is out there, but often the skill set isn’t.
Learning computer science helps young people think creatively, reason systematically and work collaboratively– skills that are vital in building the next generation of the tech workforce. But as many as 1 million of the best jobs in America may go unfilled because only 1 in 4 schools across the nation teach computer science.
And it’s not just about every child growing up to be a software engineer or a computer scientist. Technology surrounds us in nearly every part of our lives. Giving kids access to computer science ensures that everyone has an opportunity to become digitally literate.
All week long, we’ll be sharing information and resources to celebrate CS education. To kick things off, check out this video from Code.org.