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Computer Science Week at Odell

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Odell Grade School joined millions in teaching computer science for the first time.

90 percent of American schools do no™t teach computer science. Fewer students are learning how computers work than a decade ago. Girls and minorities are severely underrepresented. And yet, technology is increasingly shaping almost every aspect of how we live our lives.

By 2020 there will be over 1 million jobs for computer science majors, and only 400,000 of them will be filled.

That is why every one of the 171 students at Odell Grade School & St. Paul Catholic School joined in on the largest education event in history: The Hour of Code. During Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 9-15), every student from kindergarten through 8th grade @ OGS and 3rd through 8th @ SPS spent one hour learning computer science, doing online tutorials featuring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Angry Birds.

The Hour of Code is a campaign to prove that regardless of age, race or gender, anyone can learn how to not just consume, but build the technologies of the future.

Our students were among over 15 million that participated in one Hour of Code during Dec. 9-15 worldwide. This movement, organized by Code.org and supported by Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and over 100 others, is a statement that today generation of students are ready to learn critical skills for 21st century success.

"The students have really embraced the idea of computer coding.  It's a lot of fun to watch them push through a challenging level and succeed.  The students have really surprised themselves with how much they can accomplish in just an hour"-Lynn Lambert

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