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Students Explore STEM Learning at Texas Capitol Hour of Code Event

December 4, 2017

December 4, 2017

Austin, Texas: This morning, more than four dozen K-12 students from around the state traveled to the Texas Capitol in Austin to kick off Computer Science Education Week with an Hour of Code event. This exciting event allowed the students the incredibly rare opportunity to give a coding demonstration to representatives and their staffers on the floor of the House Chamber. The students also presented demonstrations on cutting-edge technology including robots and VR headsets.

TCEA was proud to be one of the hosts of the first ever Hour of Code event at the Texas State Capitol. Representative Donna Howard personally thanked TCEA and Director of Governmental Relations Jennifer Bergland for playing a key role in making the event happen. Howard went on to stress the importance of technology in education in preparing students for what’s next. She encouraged students to recognize their civic responsibility and their role in transforming the future.

“We’re really excited that this is the first time that we’ve ever had a coding event at the state Capitol,” said Jennifer Bergland, about Hour of Code. “Our purpose is to highlight the work that’s being done in schools and to demonstrate the need to expand this work so that every middle and high school student has access to a computer science education, no matter where they live.”

TCEA (tcea.org) is a nonprofit, member-based organization that has supported the use of technology in education for the last 37 years. Our primary focus is on integrating technology into the PreK-16 environment and providing our members with cutting-edge knowledge and resources through conferences, workshops, online and print publications, and collaborations with higher education and business.

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