The following message was sent to Brooklyn public school principals this afternoon from the Brooklyn Borough Presidents Office:
Dear Brooklyn Principals,
As many of you know, next week is Computer Science Education Week (CS Ed Week). Students all over the globe will be taking part in the Hour of Code and other computer science-based projects. Brooklyn has been at the forefront of New York City’s push to make computer science education available to all students and we expect that this year will be no different.
This year, we want to celebrate all of your progress, so please remember to take lots of photos and videos of your school’s CS ED Week project (please be mindful of parental opt-out decisions re: photography). Share those photos/videos on social media with the hashtag #CodeBrooklyn.
In order for this effort to be a success, let the Brooklyn Borough President’s office know what you have planned for CS Ed Week by completing this short form, CodeBrooklyn, by Tuesday, November 28th.
In the spring, we will be holding a CS celebratory showcase at Brooklyn Borough Hall. We plan to invite schools that do each of the following:
- Participate in CS Ed Week with a school celebration, awareness activity, coding event, hackathon, etc.
- Share their CS Ed Week with the wider community — online via social media using the hashtag #CodeBrooklyn, by inviting local community members in to see what students have created, etc.
- In a follow up survey that will be emailed during CS Ed Week, share their school specific plans (and needs) for establishing and strengthening CS at their school (we will share a form during CS Ed Week that schools can use to communicate plans and needs)
We look forward to seeing how your students are embracing computer science and celebrating with all of you this spring.
To help plan and prepare your event, you will find a wealth of resources here: Hour of Code/CS Ed Week.
If you need further assistance, please reach out to Amy Hobson, Computer Science Education Manager, Brooklyn North/CS4All, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deputy Policy Director
Office of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams
Visit our website at www.brooklyn-usa.org