Code.Org Distributing $1 Million In CS Leaders Prizes
Written by Sue Gee   
Monday, 14 November 2022

This year's Hour of Code will take place as usual during December's Computer Science Education Week. Meanwhile there's a deadline of November 21st for applying for a CS Leaders Prize of $10,000 to be awarded to one middle and high school in every U.S. state and D.C.

This year Code.org is celebrating its 10th year of inspiring students to try computer science by experiencing an Hour of Code.

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Since its inception in 2013 Code.org has had a substantial impact in enabling more students in the United States, especially those from under-served communities, to have access to computer science but there's still a long way to go which is why this year Code.org is going to distribute $1M to increase access to computer science. In partnership with with DonorsChoose it plans to award one middle and high school in every U.S. state and D.C. the CS Leaders Prize of $10,000. 

The funds are for public schools and to be eligible a school must make a commitment not only to organize a school-wide Hour of Code or other event/assembly for the forthcoming CSEdWeek and to add a new Computer Science PrinciplesComputer Science A, or Computer Science Discoveries course to its schedule in the coming year. Applying is a matter of filling in a structured for that also asks you to describe how you plan to continue expanding access to CS in your school and/or district and to provide a short statement of support from district leadership for prioritizing the expansion of CS opportunities. 

In addition to the $10,000 awarded to the school, the implementing teacher(s) in each winning school will receive a no-cost scholarship to attend Code.org's Professional Learning Program.

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If you want to be involved with this year's Hour of Code you don't have to be an educator to stage an Hour of Code event. It's something anybody can do and Code.org has produced video guides to help plan both in-person and virtual events. Events can be added to the worldwide map to publicize them.

Hour of Code also needs volunteers and again this can be in-person or virtually and details of how to proceed are to be found here

 

More Information

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