Yet the number of computer science graduates in Australia is falling. We need to reverse this trend and help Aussie schoolkids develop the skills they need to help Australia prosper and grow in a digital age.
Over 600 Aussie schools took part in the Hour of Code last week, giving themselves an introduction to the world of Computer Science. But that was just a taste. There are plenty of other courses to help educators teach computer science, and Google’s Computer Science for High School program is our way of supporting them. And now it's not just for high schools.
Digital Technologies Curriculum starts rolling out, we’re expanding CS4HS. We’re looking for programs that target teachers from primary school through to high school teachers. Applications are now open for our 2015 CS4HS program.
If you’re a teacher and want to learn more about teaching computer science, there are some classroom resources on our K-12 educators page. You can also take part in free online professional teacher development courses.
Posted by Sally-Ann Williams, Engineering Community & Outreach Manager, Google Australia & New Zealand