Participation kit - for Employers
Checklist - Employer
Handout and participation guide for the Hour of Code
PLEASE share this with your employer! Register now
This is the primary handout and participation guide for employers to become familiar with Hour of Code, and to organize their employees to participate.
Sample email to employees
Send this email to your employees to ask them to participate in the Hour of Code. Ideally send the email once now, and once at the beginning of Computer Science Education Week (on Dec 9, 2013)
Subject: The Hour of Code campaign
Our world is surrounded by technology. Information, commerce, communication, and entertainment all rely on computers. But only a tiny fraction of us learn computer science, the basics of how computers work, or how to create software, apps, or web sites.
This year, to celebrate Computer Science Education Week (Dec 9-15), we’re joining a massive campaign to prepare our population for the 21st century.
The Hour of Code campaign has an audacious goal: to introduce 10 million students to one hour of computer science. I encourage all of you to participate, in two ways:
1) As a student - if you yourself wish you knew some computer science, set aside an hour in December to learn the basics.
2) If you’re a parent, recruit your school to participate - ask your teacher or principal if they are hosting Hour of Code in their classrooms.
http://hourofcode.org for details. Sign up to participate!
Sample CEO op-ed or press release
Here is a sample Op-Ed that you can edit and submit to a local paper to help promote CSEdWeek and the Hour of Code.
Additional 1-pagers and information:
- Quotes by leaders and trendsetters supporting Computer Science Education. (printable version)
- Why schools should teach computer science - talking points
- 1-pager: What is computer science, and how does it impact careers and other fields of study?
- Infographic with more stats about the shortage of Computer Science education
- NCWIT outreach guide for introducing students to computer science and fact-sheet about participation by women
- Learn about what Congress is doing for K-12 CS Education and how you can support the Computer Science Education Act