An Illinois High School and Community College are Teaming to Give Students an Opportunity to Earn a Computer Science Degree with Their High School Diploma.

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Normal Community West High School, in McClean County, and Heartland Community College have partnered to provide high school students with an opportunity to earn an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science while earning their high school diploma. 15 incoming freshmen will be chosen to participate in the dual-credit program, which will begin the summer before their junior year.

Click HERE to read an article in The Bloomington Pantagraph, about this partnership.

Tools for teachers to utilize for “Hour of Code”week.

HERE is an article from SmartBrief that lists 5 different platforms that offer introductory activities for students. Such activities include: Minecraft, Angry Birds, Pong, and JavaScript to name a few.

Computer Science Education Week Honors “The Queen of Code”.

Computer Science Education Week is Held Annually in Recognition of the Birthday of Computing Pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992).

Click HERE to learn more about the life of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper.

Click HERE to view the video “The Queen of Code”.

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