• Computer Science Education Week (CS Ed Week) is an annual national celebration of learning about computer science at all grade levels. The first CSEdWeek was launched by the Association for Computing Machinery on December 6–12, 2009. The intent is CS Ed Week will be celebrated each year during the week of Grace Hopper’s birthday (December 9, 1906), who invented the first compiler and coined the term “bug” (an error in a program) after removing an actual moth from a computer in 1947. You can learn more about Grace Hopper, PhD at the Yale University website.

    In LCPS , we believe that every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path. Students at Sterling Middle School have opportunities to learn about computer science through computer science elective courses, Level Up, math, science, social studies, tech ed, and CS Ed Week. Each year, we participate in Hour of Code, a project that started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts.

Last Modified on December 4, 2021