"Code Iowa" works in partnership with Code.org's "Hour of Code," which is an opportunity for every K-8 student to try coding for one hour during Computer Science Education Week. The national campaign comes after Code.org analyzed statistics that show by 2020, only 400,000 Computer Science graduates will be available to fill more than 1.4 million computing jobs in the nation (Code.org).
Think about these popular programs... Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Dropbox, Instagram, video games, banking apps, the Internet and the list goes on. That list exists only because someone, somewhere learned computer science. Unfortunately, it's not as accessible in Iowa:
Schools Win Technology Awards
Thanks to the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council, Google, and Code.org, Iowa schools were awarded for their participation in the "Hour of Code" and created Certified Code Iowa Partners, a resource of interested educators, schools and school districts in taking Computer Science beyond an hour in the classroom.
2016 "Code Iowa" Winner in the Northeast Iowa STEM Region
(Highland Elementary School - Waterloo Community Schools, Waterloo)
2015 "Code Iowa" Winner in the Northeast Iowa STEM Region
(Lowell Elementary School - Waterloo Community Schools, Waterloo)
2014 "Code Iowa" Winner in the Northeast Iowa STEM Region
(Cora B Darling Elementary School - Postville Community School District, Postville)