Teaching kids the language behind their devices — Code.org co-founder to speak

Teaching kids the language behind their devices — Code.org co-founder to speak

Date
Friday, May 2, 2014

This UW Today article highlights our May 8 forum with code.org co-founder Hadi Partovi and WA State Rep. Reuven Carlyle.

Excerpt:

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In December 2013, more than 20 million students around the globe participated in the Hour of Code, organized byCode.org – a Seattle-based non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science. The event allowed students to try their hand at coding and prompted discussions among policymakers and educators about how to provide students with greater access to computer science education.

That discussion – and Hadi Partovi, co-founder and CEO of Code.org – will come to the University of Washington’s Seattle campus May 8 for the Washington Education Innovation Forum.

“Coding is the new Spanish or Mandarin. It’s the new language of tomorrow’s jobs,” said Robin Lake, director of UW Bothell’s Center on Reinventing Public Education, which is organizing the event.

Partovi will talk about the impact of the Hour of Code and what parents, educators and policymakers in Washington state can do to prepare students for science, technology, math and engineering jobs....

Read the full article.

Update: The event was a fascinating discussion. Watch the live stream:

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