What is SEPjr?
In September 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Computer Science for All (CS4All), an initiative that will provide CS education to every public school student by 2025. The NYC Department of Education’s first initiative to reach elementary students is the Software Engineering Program Jr. (SEPjr). The goals of the program are: (1) to increase the number of elementary school students, particularly from traditionally underrepresented groups, who learn computer science, and (2) to develop students’ computational thinking and problem-solving skills in real-world contexts.
Student SupportCS Ed Week / Hour of Code: Computer Science Education week is an opportunity for SEPjr classes to share computer science with the school. SEPjr classes can host events, workshops and assemblies encouraging other classes to participate in an Hour of Code.
Maker Week: The SEPjr Maker Week is an opportunity to engage students through creative hands-on building activities. Integrated into the Physical Computing Unit, students will be challenged to build paper circuits and design Makey Makey controllers, which will provide students with a better understanding of how computers receive and send data.