18 Apr Take a Code Break with Bill Gates
One billion students are at home worldwide. To help parents during this difficult time, we’ve launched Code Break: a global, live-interactive classroom, where the Code.org team and I will teach students of all ages, with and without computers.
Code Break offers a weekly dose of education, community, and computer science, and has brought together students from as far as Africa, China, India, and South America.
As our next special guest, we’ll welcome the world’s greatest philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates, for a unique experience that connects computer science to current events. You do NOT want to miss this one!
Take a Code Break with Bill Gates
Code Break is about more than education and computer science. It’s about offering inspiration and community at a time when families are alone. To join our live classroom and receive the weekly challenges for students of all ages, visit Code.org/Break.
You can also watch past episodes, with different activities and guests every week:
We’re looking forward to future appearances from “Father of the Internet”, Vint Cerf, actor, producer, and writer, Keegan-Michael Key, and other world-renowned guests!
Computer science engages students, helps them outperform in school, college, and beyond.
In today’s environment, keeping students learning is harder than ever. Computer science engages students like few other subjects in education, because of its interactivity and creativity. Students rank CS their favorite subject after art, music, and dance.
And recent studies show: children who study computer science perform better in other subjects, excel at problem-solving, and are 17% more likely to enroll in college.
If you’re a teacher or parent, please encourage students to learn computer science and coding while school is closed.
Thank you for the opportunity to teach your children,