Computer Science Education
The Hour of Code is upon us! This national campaign is a global movement from Code.org and part of Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) which runs from December 8-14, 2014. The campaign is designed to encourage students around the world to try their hand at computer programming by taking hour-long tutorials available from code.org in over 30 languages.
Across the U.S., there is increasing awareness of the importance of computer science skills and knowledge and the need to make computer programming part of educational curriculum nationwide. Since 2003, the ITEST program has been funding programs and research aimed to expose youth from populations underrepresented in STEM to computer science, engineering and programming, to the computational thinking and habits of mind needed in a global knowledge economy.
Below are selected computer science-focused projects, resources and publications that provide a rich history of what the ITEST program has achieved in this area. You can also join the Hour of Code campaign and host a coding event of your own! For more information, visit: http://hourofcode.com/us