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Computer science drives innovation through the USA economy, but it remains marginalized throughout K-12 education.

"Computer science plays a significant role in revolutionizing business & industry, creating new fields of commerce, and driving technological breakthroughs across all fields of science", said Governor Ducey before his arrival to the event.

It's also been recognised that teaching code provides learners with stimulating mental exercises which support cognitive development, and help students develop skills which are essential for the 21st century, such as complex problem solving skills, critical thinking skills and creativity.

It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with one-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts.

And as a father, I know that encouraging innovation doesn't just mean my boys are spending their afternoons playing on tablets or smartphones.

Your participation will earn you an RCOE Hour of Code digital badge and a certificate of participation from UCR Extension.

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Students studying computer skills in Jakarta, Indonesia, November 10, 2017. As of the first day of this school year, roughly 940 teachers received Computer Science for All training. "In the arts curriculum, what you can do with coding through music and visual arts is stunning".

Demystify code and join us for one hour on December 6 to see what all the buzz is about.

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, created to demystify computer code, and show that anybody can learn the basics, according to the program website. "Using Itelitek's CoderZ software platform, we built 50 virtual coding challenges that allow students to navigate robots through increasingly hard challenges".

Why should kids learn how to code, anyway? Not only are these tutorials easy to follow but they also introduce learners to "commands", "repeat loops" and "if statements", concepts which are the foundation of all computer programming.

To mark Computer Science Education Week, Joint Economic Committee Democrats are highlighting the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and released a report on how STEM strengthens the economy. There are more than 500,000 computing jobs open nationwide, but previous year, only 42,969 computer science students graduated into the workforce.

More than 450 middle school girls from metro schools will take part in what's called "Hour of Code".

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