Friday, December 9, 2016

CS Ed Week Success

Thank you to all the volunteers who made Computer Science Week a Success!


Over 800 schools did an Hour of Code this week, the global initiative started by to inspire all students to participate in at least one hour of coding, and the Technovation Challenge Kicked-off with over 100 students, teachers and mentors meeting at Microsoft NERD.

Thank you to the many tech professionals who offered to volunteer in classrooms, from companies: Adobe, Aerva, Akamai, Amazon, Ascent Venture Partners, CA Technologies, Collabots, Cognii,  Facebook, Fidelity, Flywire, Google, Hubspot, ikaSystems,J.P. Morgan, Lexington Solutions, Microsoft, Monotype, Municipal Parking Services, Nara Logics, Pegasystems, Qvidian, Spotify, Symantec, Symbotic Trip Advisor, UbiCare, Veracode, Visible Measures, Winter Wyman.

This initiative was funded by Microsoft and MassCAN, as part of MassCAN’s mandate from the Governor’s STEM Advisory Board to bring K-12 Computer Science to the Commonwealth.
Teachers said:

“The volunteers had a great lesson planned, and it was a great way for our students to engage with people in the computer science industry.”
“The kids were really able to make connections between the coding they were doing and applying that skill in the job world. “

White House Recognition for “I Coded” CampaignThe MassTLC Ed Foundation, in partnership with the Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education (CAITE was recognized by the White House for the CS EdWeek Teacher Kits sent to 181classrooms kits serving an estimated 30,000 students. Read more on The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Fact Sheet.  


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