I hope that you’re already aware of this, but Computer Science Education Week is December 4 – 11, 2011.  The purpose of the week is to raise awareness of computer science education and computing careers for students, educators, and the public.  You can read more at the CSEdWeek web site.

CSEdWeek is tough for people at DePaul since we are on break, but a recent ACM e-mail listed some great ideas that even faculty not currently teaching can do, including:

  1. Visit a school or youth group to chat about careers in computing
  2. Talk to your local school principal, school board, etc. about computer science classes, ideally ones that focus on more than just using applications

In fact, given that we don’t have classes to teach in December, now is a great time for you to take a visit to your local school and help them be more aware of computing education.  I hope you’ll find an activity you can participate in and pledge on the CSEdWeek site.