Press Release

Orange Unified Supports Innovative Thinking Through Computer Science Week

Orange, CA – December 6, 2018 – Creating a community of innovative problem solvers starts with having an understanding of the tools that surround them.  National Computer Science Week, held the first week of December every year, presents students with the opportunity to implement computer science concepts and build skills that are invaluable for future college and career success. 

During Computer Science Week, Orange Unified sends teachers daily emails with resources to help implement computer science knowledge in the classroom. These resources are also aggregated onto an online support page and includes lessons with code.org, coding projects with Dash and Dot, and even “unplugged” lessons that do not require access to a computer. To support technology integration in the classroom beyond Computer Science Week, an iPilot STEM tool checkout program allows teachers to introduce new technologies in their classrooms throughout the year. Such learning opportunities allow students to find new ways to create relevance in their education as they solve problems today that impact the future.

Computer Science Education Week is an annual program, often referred to as the Hour of Code, dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science as it becomes increasingly integrated into all aspects of modern life.

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The Orange Unified School District educates approximately 28,000 students in the Cities of Orange, Villa Park, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and unincorporated county areas.  The school district, founded in 1953, encompasses 108 square miles.  The District office is located at 1401 N. Handy Street, Orange, California.