WHY COMPUTER SCIENCE?
Computer science is for everyone | Hadi Partovi
10 most demanded roles for Computer Science graduates
By Brianna Flavin on 08/29/2018 .
COMPUTER SCIENCE IS CHANGING EVERYTHING (CODE.ORG)
COMPUTER SCIENCE BY THE NUMBERS
Data provided by: https://code.org/advocacy/state-facts/CO.pdf (2018)
"Code is the language of technology, and learning to code will help you solve problems, build apps and work in creative ways that bring your ideas to life." Oregon State University
IT'S TO LEARN HOW THE WORLD AROUND US WORKS... Hadi Partovi
Learn More About Code.org Founder Hadi Partovi in this NYTimes Article:
"Why Computer Science?
Computer science drives job growth and innovation throughout our economy and society. Computing occupations are the number 1 source of all new wages in the U.S. and make up two-thirds of all projected new jobs in STEM fields, making Computer Science one of the most in-demand college degrees.
And computing is used all around us and in virtually every field. In other words, it’s foundational knowledge that all students need. Unfortunately, computer science is marginalized throughout education. Fewer than half of U.S. schools offer any computer science courses and only 8% of STEM graduates study it. We need to improve access for all students, including groups who have traditionally been underrepresented."
"Computer Science promotes lifelong skills of critical thinking, problem solving, computational thinking and real-world application of math skills. Along with acquiring applicable skills of coding and programming, students are able to stay motivated and be creative using the tools and tech that surrounds them on a daily basis. Students are already fluent in the use and consumption of today’s technology. It is important that they see technology as a platform to develop their ideas, create, think, solve and apply solutions to their own problems."
Executive Director of Secondary Learning
& Mathematics Achievement
Widefield School District 3
In Widefield School District,
All ten elementary schools of Computer Science clubs. They compete in a coding competition every March.
Both high schools and 3 junior highs have CS courses. At the high schools the CS Principles, CS-A and Project Lead The Way (PTLW) are offered. CS Innovators and Makers and App Inventors are offered atat the junior highs. There are also Computer Science clubs at each school. They compete in coding and robotics competitions each spring.