The Fresno Center For Open Software Literacy

The “Hour of Code” is a part of Computer Science Education Week 2014, a worldwide campaign to increase software literacy.

In 2013, 15 million students across America participated in “The Hour of Code”. In 2014, we’re shooting for 100 million students, around the world.

About "The Hour of Code"

The Hour of Code is organized by Code.org, a public 501c3 non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. An unprecedented coalition of partners have come together to support the Hour of Code, too — including Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the College Board.

Why is Software Literacy Important?

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Resources for Local Advocacy

Making computer science fundamental: A menu of policy ideas for states to make computer science central to K-12 education (PDF file)

Convince your school or state: One-pager to convince your school, district or state that computer science is important to teach (PDF file)

Computer science advocacy presentation: Overview of need for computer science in K-12 (PowerPoint presentation)