Teach an Hour of Code in Your Classroom Dec. 9-15

Help Introduce 10 Million Students to Computer Science

Ages 6-80
No math needed
No computers either

Computer Science Education Week (CS Ed Week) is an annual program dedicated to showing K-12 students the importance of computer science education. It is organized each year by Code.org and the Computing in the Core coalition in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906). The Hour of Code is just one of many different events planned for CSEdWeek. If you are a CS teacher, see the Participation Kit for CS Teachers.

What’s an Hour of Code?

It’s a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demistify “code” and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, an innovator.

The organizers will provide a variety of self-guided tutorials that anybody can complete with just a web browser, tablet, or smartphone. They’ll even have unplugged tutorials for classrooms without computers. No experience is needed.


Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to growing computer science education. The Code.org vision is that computer science should be part of the core curriculum in every school, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.

Computing in the Core / Advocacy Coalition

Computing in the Core has merged with Code.org Advocacy coalition. It is a non-partisan advocacy coalition of associations, corporations, scientific societies, and other non-profits seeking to elevate the national profile of computer science education in K-12 within the US and work toward ensuring that computer science is one of the core academic subjects in K-12 education.  Revised

Teachers: Want to bring computer programming to your school?

Sign up at https://studio.code.org/courses?view=teacher

Students: Start Learning Now

Try out one of the following programs or find a school near you.

  • Scratch
  • Codecademy
  • Khan Academy  Updated
  • CodeHS
  • Find a Local School

    There are many in the metropolitan DC area. The search page lists all the schools near you plus applications, online tutorials, and university online courses. Enter the name of your area in the search box such as College Park, MD, and all schools in the Washington, DC metropolitan area that teach computer science classes will be listed.


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