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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

CSG Webinar on Job Growth and Innovation Utilizing STEM Education

The Council of State Governments (CSG) is partnering with Code.org and other national organizations to get 10 million students of all ages to try computer science for one hour. On December 3, from 1-2 p.m. EST, the organizations will be hosting a webinar to learn how to enlist in the Hour of Code campaign that coincides with national Computer Science Education Week.

According to Computing in the Core, only 13 states and the District of Columbia allow rigorous and engaging computer science courses to satisfy a math or science requirement for high school graduation, while more than half of the projected jobs in STEM fields are in computing occupations. The Hour of Code campaign is designed to prove that anyone can start learning the basics of computer science. Code.org will provide tutorials with options for every age, every device. 

Over 2 million students are already planning to participate in the Hour of Code across 144 countries. To see a list of schools participating, click here. To register for the webinar, visit http://www.csg.org/events/webinar/default.aspx. More information about this initiative can be found here: http://hourofcode.com.