December 4-10, 2017 is Computer Science Education week in Wisconsin. Computer science teaches students foundational 21st-century knowledge like how to analyze data, how to program an app, and how the internet can be harnessed for business. Wisconsin students now benefit from academic standards in computer science and information and technology literacy that help them understand fundamental concepts to further their skills in today’s technological world.
This year, we are encouraging anyone interested in learning more about computer science and its application to participate in the Hour of Code. It’s not only a chance to learn more about the field, it’s also a way to celebrate Computer Science Education Week and you can be a part of something that reaches over 100 million students in more than 180 countries. If you take part, please think about sharing your story on your social media using the hashtag #HourOfCode and tagging the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/WisDPI/) and Twitter (@WisconsinDPI).
Watch Hadi Partovi talk about the importance of computer science education with his daughter.
Use the following resources for more information about Computer Science Education Week and to find Hour of Code activities: