Oracle has been supporting computing education since 1993, and training teachers to teach computer science (CS) in their classrooms for more than a decade. We are proud to support the President’s Computer Science for All initiative and invite you to join us in bringing computer science to every American student.
Announced in January 2016, CS for All aims to provide every student from kindergarten through high school the opportunity to learn computer science as part of their academic pathway, helping them develop the computer science and computational thinking skills they need to be innovators, creators, and leaders in the modern digital economy. According to the White House, by 2018 more than 51% of all STEM jobs are predicted to be in computer science-related fields.
A recent Oracle Academy and Burning Glass Technologies study found that across industries, computer science skills translate to added value and earning power. Computer Science for All challenges the United States as a nation to expand computer science education opportunities to include all students at all levels.
During President Obama’s visit to Vietnam, he announced Oracle's commitment to helping Vietnamese universities boost training in science, technology, engineering, and math.
In conjunction with The White House Science Fair 2016, Oracle and The White House have announced Oracle’s plan to invest $200 million to support computer science education in the United States.
Exposure to computer science is an important first step on a CS education pathway. We applaud efforts by many organizations to introduce students to CS, and offer our own introductory workshop resources that can be used by teachers, after-school clubs, and summer camps to give students of all ages hands-on experiences with CS.
The development of CS skills requires more than just exposure; it requires education. Across the board, students will tell you that their favorite subjects were taught by their best, most passionate teachers. At Oracle Academy, we are committed to helping develop passionate educators who will bring quality computer science education to their classrooms, offering 6 full semester or full year academic courses aligned to the CSTA Computer Science Standards and the AP Computer Science A exam, and professional development to go with it. And it’s all free.
While our primary focus at Oracle Academy is on teaching computer science teachers, we are pleased to bring CS to students directly and through partnerships.
Annually, we sponsor JavaOne4Kids, one of the largest computer science learning conferences for kids in North America, and we work with organizations across the United States to bring computer science to students. To learn more, explore our newsletter archive.
We’re proud to have worked with Destination Imagination to develop the Dear Hero Computer Science Challenge, a joint Computer Science for All Commitment announced in January. Winners will be featured at the Destination Imagination Global Finals, where Oracle Academy will offer workshop opportunities for participants to create their own Dear Hero projects.
Through the Oracle Academy and Destination Imagination (DI) collaboration, DI will release two new computer science challenges in hopes of engaging 10,000 students in computer science education this year.
More than 20,000 students, ages 12 - 15, learned how computer science provides a foundation of innovation for modern careers–regardless of industry–during the Utah STEM Fest.
Four hundred fifty students—more than three times as many as last year—convened in San Francisco for JavaOne4Kids, an amazing day of workshops engaging kids who want to learn more about programming, robotics, and engineering.
Oracle Academy was pleased to present the Tech Sassy Girlz Conference to 75 middle and high school girls from Central and Southern Florida. The event provided seminars, hands-on demonstrations, workshops and engineering design challenges, including developing a QR code and an interactive Alice session.
Stand up and make a difference for your students today! We invite you to help us meet our Computer Science for All commitment of doubling the number of teachers we teach in the United States during academic year 2016-17. Institutional membership is free and professional development events are held throughout the year. Join today!