CHEYENNE – Governor Matt Mead will sign a proclamation on Tuesday declaring December 4-10 Computer Science Education Week. Wyoming schools have been encouraged to celebrate by participating in Hour of Code, a one-hour introduction to computer science.
“Last year we celebrated our first ever Computer Science Education Week in Wyoming and we’re hoping to build on its success this year,” said State Superintendent Jillian Balow. “We know this is something that students, parents, and communities are interested in, and are happy to have partners participating this year as well.”
Google and the energy infrastructure company, Williams, donated funds to incentivize school to participate in Hour of Code. Each school that accomplishes 100% student participation will be entered to receive a $500 award to be used to purchase materials or necessary technology and equipment for their classrooms. All schools that participate in Hour of Code will receive a signed certificate from Superintendent Balow. A map of Hour of Code events in Wyoming is available here.
The proclamation signing will be streamed live on YouTube at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.
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Kari Eakins, Communications Director