I would like to congratulate Prairie Ridge English teacher Jen Fuerholzer for seizing the opportunity with her Junior Honors English class and participating in a Google Hangout with National Geographic fellow Paul Selopak. This virtual field trip was part of Google's Connected Classrooms initiative. The entire hangout can be viewed here. It was an amazing experience for all the students involved.
Did you know that this week is Computer Science Education Week? Computer Science is one of the fastest growing careers, yet less than 5% of U.S. students take a programming class in high school. There are currently over 25,000 open computing jobs in Illinois, a state with a current unemployment rate of 8.3%.
Help promote computer science in school by encouraging students to participate in the Hour of Code. On Thursday, December 12, Prairie Ridge High School will host an hour of code in Lab S102 from 3-4 pm hosted by Brian Burger and the Computer Club. Please encourage the PR community to drop in and see what coding is all about.