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Heinrich Releases Video Promoting Computer Science Education Week, STEM Education

06 December 2017

In addition, fewer than 6,000 K-12 students are enrolled in a computer science course.

"Computer science plays a significant role in revolutionizing business & industry, creating new fields of commerce, and driving technological breakthroughs across all fields of science", said Governor Ducey before his arrival to the event. The event gets its name from an hour-long introduction to computer science class designed by Code.org.

It's also been recognised that teaching code provides learners with stimulating mental exercises which support cognitive development, and help students develop skills which are essential for the 21st century, such as complex problem solving skills, critical thinking skills and creativity. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee, released the following video promoting "Hour of Code" events taking place this week across New Mexico during Computer Science Education Week.

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Did you know that computing is the #1 source of wages in the U.S.? This year's Computer Science Education Week started today and runs through December 10. As Apple founder, Steve Jobs, once explained, "Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think".

Younger students will also be participating in Computer Science Education Week.

And in New York, Jets wide receiver Jermaine Kearse will co-host an Hour of Code workshop at the flagship Microsoft Store in New York and interact with kids from the Jermaine Kearse Foundation 15 to 1, which supports youth in military families. Meanwhile, eight states, 76 school districts and 102 organizations nationwide made pledges to expand access to computer science education to millions of students.

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The Minecraft tutorials uses Blocky to introduce learners to the basics of computer code.

She says she has seen the benefits of coding across the education spectrum. "Using Itelitek's CoderZ software platform, we built 50 virtual coding challenges that allow students to navigate robots through increasingly hard challenges". "I'm thrilled to announce the launch of CSforCA to make sure every California student has access to high-quality computer science education". Code.org, which has raised more than $60 million from Microsoft, Facebook, Google, and Salesforce, was one of the first companies to tap into the demand for preteen programming literacy.

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Heinrich Releases Video Promoting Computer Science Education Week, STEM Education