Next week, December 8-12, over 50 Brenham ISD teachers will participate in the Hour of Code to celebrate National Computer Science Education Week. Read what Trenton Hall, Brenham High School teacher, has to say about the importance of this event:
I would like to take this opportunity to endorse the "Hour of Code" during National Computer Science Education Week, December 8-14. This is a great chance for students of all ages to see a little bit of what Computer Science is about. Computer Science is one of the fastest-growing fields of employment but so many students never get the chance to study it in school. In fact, Computer Science is highest paying 4 year degree in the US right now and it is predicted that there will be 1 million more jobs in the field than qualified applicants in the next 5 years.If you are a Brenham ISD teacher who would like to participate in the Hour Of Code, click here to fill out a brief form or ask your Instructional Technology Specialist for more information.
We started offering Computer Science at BHS last year to give students an opportunity to explore this field. The "Hour of Code" event is a great way to let our students try it out and see what it's all about it. There will be a list of sites they can go to if they are interested in further exploring coding when they finish the "Hour of Code."
This is more than a novel way to pass an hour of class time. For some students, this could be the first step that opens up a world of opportunity for them.