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Third Annual CSEdWeek Just Around the Corner

November 21st, 2011 / in CS education, pipeline, policy, resources / by Erwin Gianchandani

2011 Computer Science Education Week [image courtesy].The third annual Computer Science Education WeekCSEdWeek for short — is just around the corner! Endorsed by Congress as December 4-10, 2011, in recognition of Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper’s birthday (Dec. 9th, 1906) and her many contributions to the field of computer science, CSEdWeek is “a call to action to raise awareness of computer science education and computing careers for students, educators, and the public.”

There are numerous events and activities planned throughout the nation to illustrate how computer science education is essential to exposing students to critical thinking and problem solving; instilling an understanding of computational thinking for success in the digital era; and preparing students to attack the world’s most challenging problems from a computational perspective.

Help us spread the word about CSEdWeek — and computer science education and computing careers more generally:

  • Host a company tour or job shadow with a student for a day: Share information about your educational and career path, computing career rewards, and how technology is changing the world through your work.

And easiest of all, simply take the CSEdWeek pledge to express your support for CSEdWeek. Once you do, click the “share” button to share your commitment with your social/professional networks, join in on the conversation on Facebook, and tweet #CSEdWeek.

For much more info about CSEdWeek, check out the official website.

(Contributed by Erwin Gianchandani, CCC Director)

Third Annual CSEdWeek Just Around the Corner

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