Governor Cooper Proclaims Computer Science Education Week

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In countries such as China, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore, which have embraced the introduction of computer sciences in primary and secondary schools, the "Hour of Code" initiative has gained considerable support with thousands of students gearing up to take this year's latest Hour of Code tutorials, such as the Minecraft "Hero's Journey".

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.

High School Computer Science teacher, Mark Ives believes the provinces schools are doing well when it comes to teaching tech trades like coding but admits more could be done, and has to be done, "It's definitely a need it's something we have to do or we'll be falling behind".

Code.org also celebrated new pledges from states, school districts and organizations to expand access to computer science education.

It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with one-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts.

Did you know that computing is the #1 source of wages in the U.S.? Computer science can help nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity.

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If you learn how to code, there's no limit what you can achieve.

The "Hour of Code", which coincides with Computer Science Week, takes place during the first week of December each year. Schools and companies across New Mexico will be hosting and participating in Hour of Code events.

We have a lot planned throughout the world for Computer Science Education Week.

Fifth grade student Ajhawer Guy said he likes how complicated computer science can be. There are all sorts of workshops happening - at my local store, aspiring coders can learn the basics of the Swift programming language, design a maze and navigate Star Wars droids through obstacles, and bring robots to life using the Swift Playgrounds iPad app.

Also this week the girls are encouraged to post what they're learning about on social media using #girlsintechkc.

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.

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