Wrapup of CSEdWeek

December 16, 2010 at 12:02 pm 2 comments

Impressive growth of CSEdWeek!

We also saw some major national coverage of CSEdWeek this year. The White House blog featured CSEdWeek as story of the week   and tweeted a celebratory message  in binary! The US Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, highlighted  CSEdWeek on his blog. And our major corporate partners spread the word with Microsofts CTO , Googles Director of Education , and SASs CEO highlighting computer science education week to their employees, customers, and the public at large. CSEdWeek received almost 1700 pledges of support from 45 states in the US in addition to DC, Guam and Puerto Rico and 34 other countries. 45% of the pledges came from Massachusetts and California, while the highest pledging cities included Marlborough and Shrewsbury, Massachusetts and Irvine, California. Over 33% of the support pledges came from K-12 students, 17% from college students, and 15% from K-12 teachers. These statistics indicate that we achieved our goal of engaging students and teachers as well as the computing community around the world.

via Computer Science Education Week Extends Its Reach | blog@CACM | Communications of the ACM.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. gasstationwithoutpumps  |  December 16, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Hmm, maybe 2000 students reached? 5000? Hardly a big success.

    • 2. Mark Guzdial  |  December 17, 2010 at 9:49 am

      How do you figure? Here at Georgia Tech, we had 200 high school students visit, and that didn’t make the highlighted items list. Like the article said, those details were a small sample. We don’t know how many people were touched by all those events, but even half of those pledges even touched 100 kids on average, we’re looking at 10-20K.

      And numbers of kids touched wasn’t the goal of this activity. The goal was to raise awareness. Don’t know how you measure, but you build up over multiple years.


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