Georgia Day of Code
A Partnership between TAG Education Collaborative and Code.org
Coding skills are essential to our future workforce, and every student – regardless of race, gender, age, or socioeconomic status – should have the opportunity to learn computer science.
The Technology Association of Georgia and TAG Education Collaborative, in partnership with Code.org, developed Georgia Day of Code to increase the number of Georgia students, educators, and workers who are exposed to coding: a vital 21st-century workforce skill. Georgia Day of Code occurs every year during Computer Science Week in conjunction with Code.org’s Hour of Code initiative.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Students: Sign up on www.Code.org and participate in Hour of Code with your class or on your own.
- Teachers: Start an Hour of Code program with your students on Georgia Day of Code and motivate students to try coding and exploring computer science. You don’t have to have coding experience to get your classroom involved!
- Parents: Join your kids for Georgia Day of Code! Encourage your children’s schools to participate, approach your place of employment, and motivate any student groups you’re involved with to join in on the fun.
- Colleges/Universities: Initiate an on-campus coding event for students and teachers, and reach out to local K-12 schools and offer to assist with their Georgia Day of Code programs.
- School Districts: Encourage every school in your district to participate in the Georgia Day of Code. Become an Hour of Code Partner District.
- Legislators: Encourage all residents in your district to participate in Hour of Code and support computer science initiatives in local schools.
- Companies: TAG Member companies are encouraged to empower employees to participate in Hour of Code. Send employees into local schools and organizations to assist with their Georgia Day of Code Initiatives.
- Organizations/Non-profits: Host events for community members on Georgia Day of Code.
Code.org provides participants with a wide array of resources for Georgia Day of Code, including coding tutorials for all ages, promotional materials and posters, and videos for students and colleagues to learn more about computer science.
Have no experience coding? No problem! Code.org offers introductions to computer science and hour-long tutorials featuring Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Angry Birds, and Zombies – for your computer, tablet, or smartphone!
Questions? Comments? Concerns?
The first official Day of Code was December 10, 2014. Here’s what we’ve accomplished since: