Wyoming Schools Celebrating Computer Science Education Week

CHEYENNE – Governor Matt Mead signed a proclamation today declaring Dec. 5-11 Computer Science Education Week. Wyoming schools have been encouraged to celebrate this inaugural event by participating in Hour of Code, a one-hour introduction to computer science.

“Hour of Code is a simple and fun way for teachers to help students learn the basics of what is really going on inside their computers,” said State Superintendent Jillian Balow. “There are tutorials for students of all ages and ability levels, it does not require any experience, and it’s free for schools to participate. Computing jobs have three times more demand in Wyoming than the state average, so this is a exciting way to show students one of the possibilities they have for their future that they may not have considered. Plus, this can help students learn more about the devices they use every day.”

All Wyoming schools that participate in Hour of Code will receive a signed certificate from the Governor and State Superintendent. A full list of participating schools is available here.

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Audio from Superintendent Balow

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