Did you know that in today’s economy, computing jobs outnumber by 3 to 1 the students graduating into the field? Computer science is foundational for every industry today, yet most schools don’t teach it. At Concordia University Chicago, we are trying to change that.
Our entire school is joining in on the largest learning event in history, The Hour of Code, to kick off Computer Science Education Week. More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code. Last year, every Apple Store in the world hosted an Hour of Code and even President Obama wrote his first line of code as part of the campaign.
Concordia University Chicago invites all students, teachers and community members to come together for an Hour of Code on our campus in River Forest. Attendees will complete a self-guided tutorial on computer coding targeted to each participant’s age and experience level. No previous coding experience is needed. The tutorial is available in 40 languages. All participants will receive a certificate of completion. Licensed K-12 educators receive one PDH credit for participating.
What: Hour of Code at Concordia University Chicago
Who: Students, educators, professionals, parents, community members
When: Friday, December 4, 2015, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Concordia University Chicago, Christopher Center, Room 200, 7400 Augusta St., River Forest, IL 60305
What do I need to bring? Bring a laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Bring a parent if you're under the age of 14.
Parking: Event parking will be available in the Concordia-Chicago surface parking lot located on the northeast corner of Augusta Street and Monroe Avenue--just west of the Christopher Center. Please follow the signs posted on the day of the event.
Contact: Dr. Kathryn Wozniak, Assistant Professor of Instructional Design and Technology, Kathryn.Wozniak@CUChicago.edu