Hour of Code Training

Spring Branch ISD is hosting an outreach lunch and training for volunteers on Wednesday, Nov 30th at the SBISD Technology Training Center in collaboration with AAUW-WHC Expanding Your Horizons Team. This training, in preparation of the upcoming Hour of Code, will lead participants through the concepts of computer science and provide hands-on “plugged” and “un-plugged” activities to do with students ranging from Pre-K to 12th grade. A light lunch will be served.

Spring Branch educators are committed to facilitate Hour of Code activities for students!
Find a School that needs a Code Buddy.
See Hour of Code events on Twitter! #SBHourof Code

Help us give every student the opportunity to learn computer science by learning what you can do to support a teacher! We need code buddies to help our schools. To register as a Code Buddy and SBISD volunteer go to this link.

Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek Dec. 5-11) is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science. Code.org now organizes CSEdWeek as a grassroots campaign supported by 350 partners and 100,000 educators worldwide. The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching over 100 million students in more than 180 countries.

To reach all students in Houston we invite the mayor, all City Council members, and staff to go into a school in their district and join students for one hour.  The best way to learn the power of computing is hands-on with young children. Like President Obama learned by coding with kids and was inspired to create the CS FOR ALL.

Computer Science Education Week
WHEREAS every child in Texas should learn computer science; and,

WHEREAS the Texas Alliance for Computer Science Education (TACSE) is leading a grassroots statewide effort to educate all Texans about the value of K-12 computer science education; and,

WHEREAS only 2% of Texas high school graduates have taken a computer science course and only 5,172 high school students in Texas took the AP Computer Science exam in 2015; only 24% were female; only 987 were Hispanic; only 180 were black; and,

WHEREAS Schools are lagging behind parent demand; 9 in 10 parents want their students to learn computer science… but only 1 in 4 schools teach it; and,

WHEREAS, in a world increasingly dependent on technology, computer science is crucial for every student; and,

WHEREAS, each year, Computer Science Education Week is celebrated in December in observance of Grace Murray Hopper, a major female contributor to computer science, and to call attention to the need for improving and strengthening computer science education. During the week of December 5-2011, 2016 CS4TX Houston will support an Hour of Code as WHEREAS, the City of Houston is a strong supporter of STEM initiatives and commends the Computer Science for Texas and supporting organizations and businesses for its leadership in STEM Education.

THEREFORE, I, Silvester Turner, Mayor of the City of Houston, hereby proclaim December 5-11, 2016, COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION WEEK.

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