Photo by San Jacinto Unified School DistrictMtn. View High School Senior Tamakia Colquitt prepares Sphero robot coding game for De Anza Elementary students. ■ By Dawn Lawrence / Contributed The San Jacinto Unified School District promoted computer programming at all school sites last week during Computer Science Education Week. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2020, there will be 9.2 million jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Half of those jobs will be in computing or information technology. Hour of Code, a global initiative, introduces students to coding in a fun and engaging way and aims to build confidence and spark student interest in the field.
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