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Changing the Face of Computer Science

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Submitted by Vanessa Jones on Thu, 02/04/2021 - 10:45

Code.org and partners, Pharrell Williams, Georgia Tech, and Amazon Future Engineer invite you to engage your students in  Your Voice is Power –  an inspiring new learning experience that explores how music, computer science, and entrepreneurship can be tools to advance racial equity. 

Students remix Pharrell and Jay-Z's song Entrepreneur using Python or JavaScript on EarSketch and submit their song for a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship or grant to start a business. Check out the curriculum and register for training today! Recommended for grades 7 and up. Competition ends June 4.

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Submitted by Rebekah Lang on Tue, 02/09/2021 - 11:02

Thanks for these resources! I'm overworked at the moment and unable to add anything else to my curriculum, but I noticed that the "Your Voice is Power" material and competition can be accessed directly by students without my teaching the lesson plans. So I've posted it to my classroom webpages and several students are interested in working on it independently! I'm so excited!

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Submitted by Vanessa Jones on Fri, 02/19/2021 - 12:52

Thank is great Rebekah. Thanks for making it available to your students and giving them the opportunity to maybe make it a passion project!