While Code.org wants to give all students better access to computer science education, the organization particularly focuses on reaching girls and minorities who are underrepresented in tech fields.
For Computer Science Education Week, Governor Cooper will join middle school students at a Google-sponsored science coding workshop Thursday in Charlotte.
Did you know that computing is the #1 source of wages in the U.S.?
Computer science drives innovation through the USA economy, but it remains marginalized throughout K-12 education.
The announcement came as part of a Computer Science Education Week kickoff event in San Mateo.
It's Computer Science Education Week, and Apple is offering thousands of free coding sessions at all Apple Stores.
More than 450 middle school girls from metro schools will take part in what's called "Hour of Code".
This growing interest in computer science is excellent news for economies across the region which are gearing up to compete in the fourth industrial revolution, an economic landscape which will be dominated by digital technologies, robotics, artificial intelligence and next-generation transportation.
As a result of this new emphasis, the number of students taking an AP Computer Science exam in 2017 more than tripled from previous years, and the number of students passing an AP Computer Science exam increased more than fourfold, according to a release from the city.
It's also been recognised that teaching code provides learners with stimulating mental exercises which support cognitive development, and help students develop skills which are essential for the 21st century, such as complex problem solving skills, critical thinking skills and creativity. This year's Computer Science Education Week started today and runs through December 10. Using iPads and free apps like Swift Playground, students from kindergarten through to college and beyond can now learn how to code. Not only are these tutorials easy to follow but they also introduce learners to "commands", "repeat loops" and "if statements", concepts which are the foundation of all computer programming.
Last month, Adams announced an investment of more than $55 million from Borough Hall to advance STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) education across more than 150 schools in FY2018.