ezgif-com-07b946ab2dAs covered previously on TMB, during the week of December 5 – 11, City schools throughout the five boroughs celebrated NYC’s first-ever Computer Science Education Week, and our students LOVED it.

Across each of the approximately 340 schools that celebrated the weeklong event, K-12 students, including many whom have never taken computer science (CS) classes before, participated in various CS-related activities and lessons throughout the week, such as an Hour of Code and “hackathons,” that were engaging, informative, age-appropriate, and most of all, fun.

DOE staff members, including Chancellor Carmen Fariña and Deputy Chancellor Phil Weinberg, visited some of the City’s participating schools during the week to look in on our students’ coding and analytical exercises:

Teachers, students, and parents across the City also kept us in the loop about their CS Education Week experiences on Facebook and Twitter by using the hashtag, #CSEdWeek. Judging from the pictures below, it is pretty clear that students enjoyed their coding exercises, which many described as “fun, but challenging:”

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To give you more of an understanding of how our schools celebrated #CSEdWeek, the staff members and students of Brooklyn Arbor Elementary School were kind enough to allow us to record the following video:

We thank all the schools who participated in this year’s CS Education Week; each of them provided their students with wonderful opportunities to understand, appreciate, and learn a bit about computer science!

The Morning Bell

Official blog for the NYC Department of Education, home of over 1.1 million students across 1,800+ schools


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