Byte-Size CS Blog - MONDAY
CSEdWeek is always held the first week in December in honor of Admiral Grace Hopper’s birthday on December 9, 1906. Grace Hopper was a pioneer of computer programming whose idea of machine- independent programming languages (languages that can run on any type of computers) led to the development of the COBOL language that is still used in financial institutions today. CSEdWeek is also the same week that many Hour of Code activities happen in schools, homes, and businesses throughout Nevada and the world.
The theme for this year’s CSEdWeek is #CSEverywhere. This theme highlights the impact that computer science is making everywhere and the relationship that computer science has to different subjects, industries, career paths, and our everyday lives.
This year’s national kick-off event will be held VIRTUALLY on Monday, December 6 at 12:00pm PST with a panel discussion of CS Heroes. RSVP here.
Beginning Tuesday and throughout this week, I will present a different blog highlighting how CS connects to other subject areas, the professional learning opportunities and resources for parents, teachers and administrators, and how computer science can be found in every major industry in Nevada. I invite all Nevada educators to post their CSEdWeek plans to Twitter using #CSforNV and #CSEverywhere. Happy Computing!!
Cindi Chang | Nevada Department of Education | firstname.lastname@example.org