Fort Bend ISD high school students will celebrate Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), which began December 9 and continues through December 15. The annual program, which begins on the birthday of computer science pioneer Admiral Grace Hooper, is dedicated to showing K-12 students the importance of computer science education.
District computer science teachers – Vicki Coffman (Dulles), Sherika Dumes (Hightower), Bill Evans (Austin), Bill Langston (Austin), Lubna Lorena (Clements), Carolyn Nevills (Willowridge), Leah Poche (Clements), Derek Ruthardt (Ridge Point), Michael Thom (Travis), Frances Umengen (Kempner), and Lizan Ward (Elkins) – will lead students in activities and help coordinate campus events celebrating the Hour of Code 2013, which is a one-hour introduction to computer science designed to demystify “code” and show that anyone can learn the basics to become a maker, a creator or an innovator.
FBISD offers both Pre-AP and AP courses in programming, as well as new courses in Game Programming and Design and Mobile Application Development for students who have completed a programming course, as well as Fundamentals of Computer Science for beginner students.
“Government projections show that jobs in technology will continue to be one of the fastest growing occupational areas, and computer science is one area of study which can greatly benefit students as they prepare to enter the work force,” said Jean Langston, Digital Learning Specialist. “All students, regardless of their eventual occupation, can benefit from the problem solving and critical thinking skills learned through the study of computer science.”
Join FBISD in celebrating CSEdWeek. To learn more, visit www.csedweek.org.