What is Computer Science?

At PS62 students create computer programs that will help them learn to collaborate with others, develop problem-solving skills, and persist through difficult tasks. They will study programming concepts, computational thinking, digital citizenship, and develop interactive games or stories they can share.

“Computer Science, or “CS,” boils down to solving problems with very specific sets of instructions because computers only do exactly what they are told to do. We think of computers as smart but in reality we need to tell them what to do! Learning to think like a computer scientist or programmer helps children break down problems, think in logical sequences, and use precise language to give instructions.” Source: The Foos

“Computer science drives innovation throughout the US economy, but it remains marginalized throughout K-12 education. There are currently 506,808 open computing jobs nationwide. Last year, only 42,969 computer science students graduated into the workforce.” Source: www.code.org