WPS Computer Science Education Week 2019

Interdisciplinary Computer Science for ALL

"The abilities to effectively use and create technology to solve complex problems are the new and essential literacy skills of the twenty-first century. " - Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science Framework, June 2016.

Why Computer Science?

Inspire a girl (2 min)
President Obama on computer science (1 min)
Computer Science intro (1 min)
Push yourself. Anybody can learn. (1 min)
What Most Schools Don't Teach (5 min)
My Name is Aracely (3 min)
Computer Science is Changing Everything (5 min)
Hour of Code with Steph Curry (2 min)
Hour of Code is Here - Anybody Can Learn (2 min)

Why Learn CS? Words of wisdom

MALALA YOUSAFZAI

Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Every girl deserves to take part in creating the technology that will change our world, and change who runs it.

SHERYL SANDBERG

Chief Operating Officer, Facebook

An understanding of computer science is becoming increasingly essential in today’s world. Our national competitiveness depends upon our ability to educate our children—and that includes our girls—in this critical field.

STEPH CURRY

Three-time NBA Champion

If you want to create and be a visionary, you're probably going to be working with technology in some way.


BILL GATES

Co-Chairman, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Co-Founder, Microsoft

Learning to write programs stretches your mind, and helps you think better, creates a way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains.

BARACK OBAMA

PRESIDENT United States of America

Obama Asks All Students to Learn Computer Science.

Dr. DEANNE GALDSTON

Superintendent, Watertown Public Schools

"Getting kids involved and interested in STEM and Computer Science at a young age, even if they don’t pursue a STEM/CS degree in the future, teaches them problem-solving skills, how to interact and create with technology, and instills creativity."

Creativity | Equity | Excellence | Innovation | CS 4 ALL

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