Computer Science in GPISD

  • There are More Computer Science Jobs Than Qualified Candidates to Fill Them

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    more CS jobs in the US than qualified applicants to fill them.


    Computer Science jobs are growing at twice the rate as any other job.


    growing source of wages in the US.

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  • 58%
    Although 58% of all new STEM jobs are in computer science, only 8% of STEM graduates study computer science.

    Higher education cannot produce enough computer science graduates. Only 4% of all bachelor degrees earned are in computer science.

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  • Pathways to Jobs in Every Industry

    Pathways to Jobs in Every Industry

    • Software Developer
    • I.T. | Database Developer
    • Aviation Systems Engineer
    • Video Game Programmer
    • Robotics Engineer
    • Weather Analyst
    • Graphic Arts | Web Designer
    • Major League Sports | Player Analyst
    • National Defense | Cyber Security
    • Biology | Animal Tracking
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  • There is a Lack of Diversity in Technology

     gender pie chart legend  Females 17% race pie chart   legend  Latinx 7.1%
    legend  Males 83% legend  African American 9.2%
      legend  Asian 13.3%
      legend  White 70.4%
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  • Computer Science in GPISD

    Everyone Can Code Projects

    Step‑by‑step tutorials guide students to design app prototypes in Keynote and learn app‑building skills with Swift Playgrounds on iPad. 

    Swift Student Challenge

    The Challenge has given thousands of student developers the opportunity to showcase their creativity and coding capabilities through app playgrounds, and earn real-world skills that they can take into their careers and beyond. Apple is releasing new coding resources, working with community partners, and announcing the Challenge earlier than in previous years so students can dive deep into Swift and the development process — and educators can get a head start in supporting them.

    Hour of Code Activities

    Use the extensive list to search for an activity for any grade level (Pre K through high school) that can be used with students in your class. Choose from Beginner or  Intermediate.  

    Sora Magazines

    Two magazines are found inside Sora and offer simultaneous use for any student or teacher. Log in to Sora to search for the magazine title. In Soar you can also search for computer science and locate books that match an interesting read on computer technologies. Use your district credentials to log in to Sora and if you still need help logging in, check with the campus Instructional Media Aide or Library Media Specialist.

    Sora coding books

    Computer Science Education Week Resources - LEGO Education

    Here you will find our LEGO Education Computer Science Week resource page which guides educators through focused ways you can use LEGO Education solutions to celebrate and highlight computer science concepts and content.   

    LEGO Education (no technology needed)

    Use this ready-to-use slide deck to support computational thinking practices with engaging activities regardless of if you have access to other materials. 


    Tag us and use the hashtag as you work with your students. Share what they are doing and creating.

    @gpisdSTEM @GPISDTech #hourofcode

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