Computer Science

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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

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Hour of Code – Congratulations to BCPS (Pompano Beach) for having the highest 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

The Broward County Public Schools’s STEM & Instructional Resources Department is participating in an Hour of Code on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at KCW.  Contact Dr. Lisa Milenkovic via CAB or at 754-321-2620 for more info.

BCPS as a district is participating in an Hour of Code — see highlights at

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.  Yes, even very young children can code!


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

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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!