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In an effort to further enrich the educational and technology skills and experience for Epstein students, all students in grades first through eighth at The Epstein School participated in Computer Science Education Week’s An Hour of Code.
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This is an international program with sessions facilitated by Media Specialist Gordon Carswell and Technology Specialists Helene Marcus and Leora Wollner.
Using an online software program called Tynker, the sessions provided students an opportunity to explore the world of computer programming in a fun, interactive environment and, perhaps, inspire students to become future programmers.
The Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 9-15), was created and intended to make history by recruiting 10 million to join in and complete an Hour of Code. The reasons are simple: Computer Science is a top paying degree and jobs in the field are growing at twice the rate of the national average.
In fact, it is predicted that by 2020 there will be 1 million more jobs than students. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg stated, “In 15 years we’ll be teaching programming just like reading and writing, and wondering why we didn’t do it sooner.”