PCSV Press Release: PCS Edventures! Announces “Code Your Future” Webinar This October Exploring Coding as Essential Part of K-12 STEM Education
Registration for free educational coding webinar now open.
Boise, Idaho – September 17, 2015 – PCS Edventures!, a leader in K-12 STEM education and experts in hands-on educational products for classroom, after-school and home learning, has announced that registration is now open for the educational webinar – Code Your Future: Why Programming is an Essential Part of STEM Education. The program will take place on Wednesday, October 14 at 1pm EST and is made available on a first come, first serve basis with limited space for 1,000 attendees.
PCS Edventures alumni, Randy Jamison, now owner and founder of world-class interactive game development company for kids Curious Media, together with Robert Grover, Co-CEO of PCS Edventures, will discuss key skills coders should have and what it takes to be successful in the programming industry. The webinar will also address the conversation surrounding the nationwide movement of encouraging more computer science and coding classes in classrooms.
“There is a growing movement nationwide that recognizes the gap in STEM education and this educational webinar will provide testimony of how early computer programming training can impact a child’s future,” said Grover. “Computer science and coding remain central to defining the future careers of our children and we want to gain more support and participation from parents and educators to achieve results that will engage students in computer science topics at an early age.”
According to code.org, a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color, it is estimated that there will be a need for 1.4 million jobs in programming and computer science by 2020. The current pipeline of students can address only 400,000 of those positions and there remains an immense need for more computer science skills in the labor force.
For additional information and to register for the webinar, please visit www.edventures.com/webinar
About Curious Media
The interactive agency is made up of approximately 30 employees and has created content for well-known clients including: Disney, Mattel, Hasbro, Warner Brothers, PBS Kids, Scholastic, Random House, Houghton Macmillan Harcourt and many others. In addition to Curious Media’s variety of successful projects, it has also partnered with PCS to develop robotics and engineering software used in modern-day, hands-on learning.
About PCS Edventures!
PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. (OTCQB:PCSV) designs and delivers educational products and services to the K-12 market that develop 21st century skills, programs emphasize hands-on experiences in (STEAM) and have been deployed at over 7,000 sites in all 50 United States and 17 foreign countries. Additional product information is available HERE.
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