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Today's Newsletter: It’s Not Too Early to Prepare for Computer Science Week

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Guest post by Steven Baule: As most T&L readers know, the Hour of Code is an organization set up to support integrating computer science instruction into K-12 education. Each year, during Computer Science Education Week, the first full week of December, the Hour of Code organization organizes and supports multiple events to highlight the need for computer science skills. As we are about six months away from CSE Week, it seems like a good time to remind educators about the need to prepare for the event to make sure students have opportunities to fully participate. With six months’ notice, hopefully, all students will have the opportunity to participate in learning about computer science and experiencing the satisfaction of successfully completing a coding project. Code.org outlines nine things that could be done to assist the development of K-12 computer science resources. Code.org and Hour of Code both offer a range of activities for teachers to use with their students. Code Academy, Code Avengers, Khan Academy, and Exploring Computer Science are additional potential resources for teachers to use with their students. As most educators have a bit less stressful schedule in July, it seems like a good time to encourage everyone to help expand the CS experiences of our students this fall and into the future.

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