DCIU Makes New Commitment To Computer Science Instruction In White House Fact Sheet
The Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU) is proud to make new commitments to expand K-12 computer science instruction through partnership with Code.org, as was announced today in the White House Fact Sheet on computer science education.
The DCIU has committed to training 40 teachers and reaching 2400 students in an effort to create strong K-12 computer science programs in schools. In November, Code.org selected the DCIU to serve as a Professional Learning Partner and is the designated provider of Code.org Professional Learning Programs in Pennsylvania.
The announcement coincides with the kickoff for Computer Science Education Week, which runs from December 4-December 10. Computer Science Education Week is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science.
During this week, Code.org encourages people to sign up for the Hour of Code to show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, and an innovator. Anybody caught coding during this week could win a STEM day for their school with the DCIU STEM Innovation Center.
To enter, tweet pictures during the #CSforALL week using the hashtag #DelcoCSforALL. Every picture tweeted counts as an entry. The entry schedule is as follows: teachers on Monday, administrators and School Board members on Tuesday, parents on Wednesday, and students on Thursday.
DCIU is a regional educational services provider whose mission is to provide leadership for the development of innovative and cost effective programs and services to meet the educational needs of the community.