It’s not every day four dozen students take over the Texas House of Representatives, but that’s what happened to kick off CS Education Week in Texas this past Monday (December 4, 2017) during Hour of Code at the Capitol.

WeTeach_CS Hour of Code at the CapitolUT Center for STEM Education’s WeTeach_CS project collaborated with CS4TX organizations and 10 schools from across Texas to host the first Hour of Code at the Capitol on Dec 4, 2017. Teams of students all gathered on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives to demonstrate their coding and CS projects employing robots such as Sphero, Dash, and Dot, languages such as Scratch, Javascript, and C++, and even virtual reality with Unity. Several state representatives and numerous legislative staffers were taught how to code by the students using pair programming techniques. The school districts represented included Austin ISD, Pflugerville ISD, Leander ISD, Hays CISD, Lufkin ISD, Richardson ISD, North East ISD, Spring Branch ISD, and the Science and Technology Discovery charter school. State Representative Donna Howard kicked off the event with a short speech highlighting the need for the Texas legislature to invest in K-12 computer science education.

 

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There are over 80 photos from this event in the 2017 Hour of Code at the Capitol albumon the WeTeach_CS Facebook page.WeTeach_CS CS4TX Hour of Code at the Capitol 2017 CS Education Week

Thank You!

We want to give a big thank you! to our partners and supporters for making this event such a huge success!

Partners – CS4TX, TCEA, and TechNet

Supporters – Dell, Facebook, Google, Lyft, and Uber

 

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