Applied Learning: STEM + Computer Science Programs

Computer Science

Computer science provides a foundation for virtually any career – everybody can benefit from learning the basics. There are predicted to be 1,000,000 unfilled jobs in computing by the year 2020! For more statistics like these, go to’s website

Code Gap Code student gap

Greater Ft. Lauderdale Alliance: Tech Gateway App Challenge

Hour of Code – Congratulations to BCPS for being the WORLDWIDE LEADER in participants in the 2014 Hour of Code!

What is an Hour of Code? It’s a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code” and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, an innovator. To learn more and to find out how your school can participate, visit’s website at

See highlights of Broward Schools computer science initiative: #BrowardCODES

More than an Hour of Code (what to do next): ( and Computer Science Education Week’s ( websites provide many, many information, tutorials, ideas, and resources to get started in computer science for K-12.


Exactly as it sounds, plugged means you are learning or actually coding using a computer. Here are some links to get you started:

Cup activityUnplugged

What do you mean you can’t learn computer science without a computer? Yes, you can! Here are some resources for you to teach your students unplugged computer science:

BCPS Classrooms – See Computer Science in action!