Read about Hingham Public Schools'
plan for computer science immersion here.
WHY IS COMPUTER SCIENCE IMPORTANT?
Computing occupations are the number 1 source of all new wages in the U.S.
500,000 current openings: These jobs are in every industry and every state and they are projected to grow at twice the rate of all jobs
We need to enable Hingham students to create technology, not just consume it.
In an immersion model students will learn critical life skills useful in ALL industries, for ALL jobs.
Last year HEF awarded over $100,000 to fund materials to implement the new Massachusetts Computer Science Standards in grades K-5. Elementary students now have a computer science class where they are learning how to code devices and systems and use computational skills to complete tasks and solve problems in all their classes.
This year HEF is funding the professional development of a group of “Innovation Fellows” who will serve as the pilot group of general educators to take the first step towards making the vision of computer science immersion a reality. The Innovation Fellows will receive intensive professional development through stand-alone sessions and embedded coaching through a variety of partners including Tufts Center for Engineering Education Outreach, and the MIT App Inventor.
To learn more about the rollout of the Hingham Public School Administration’s computer science initiative click here.
Massachusetts Computer Science Standards