Todd County School District is partnering with Google to engage in Computer Science Education Week, December 5 – 9th. Computer science is the study of how computers and programs work. Computer science includes creative problem solving. Computer scientists can create a series of steps a computer can follow to solve a problem. 


On December 6th, we are offering all students, grades K – 12 the opportunity to hear from Indigenous computer scientists about what computer science is all about, the types of innovations that can be done using computer science, and potential careers in the field. Ian Her Many Horses, a Todd County graduate and former TCHS teacher, will be one of the panelists.  


In addition, from December 7 – 9, some of our teachers have volunteered to engage in the Hour of Code initiative. Coding is used to tell computer programs or games what to do. It includes its own special language and way of communicating.  


The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science. The Hour of Code began as a one-hour coding challenge to give students a fun first introduction to computer science and has become a global learning event, celebration, and awareness event. HourOfCode.com offers hundreds of one-hour activities in over 48 languages for kindergarten and up. Activities require no experience and can be run on browsers, tablets, and smartphones - some don’t require any computer at all. 

As part of the Hour of Code and Google partnership, for each Hour of Code session hosted in TCSD that week, $10 will be donated to a nonprofit of our choice. TCSD has selected to donate this money to the Boys and Girls Club of Rosebud.