Computer Science Education Week

December 4-10, 2023

The T in STEM represents the power of technology - computing especially, to open worlds of opportunity for young Iowans to improve how we work and live. Computational Thinking Skills (Decomposition, Pattern Recognition, abstraction and algorithms) helps inspire students to be problem solvers, innovators and creators. These skills are essential for our future workforce. Check out the events and resources below to get involved.

Scheduled Activities

  • December 4

  • December 5

    • 11:00 AM -Noon - Panel for Secondary Students: “Pathways to AI Careers”. Session Recording.

  • December 7

    • 6:30-7:30 Virtual Family AI Coding Night: Students and families will engage in computer science activities. Please use the Virtual Family AI Night Registration Link to sign up. Recorded session will be posted after the event.

    • 6:30-7:30 NEW: In-Person Family AI Nights We are excited to pilot regional in-person AI events.  Come together with other families in your community.  Sessions will be facilitated virtually, but include trained in-person helpers plus the technology you need to complete the activities. Find an In-Person Family AI Night near you (Check back, new sites are being added)

    • Interested In-Person Family AI Nights?  In-Person Family AI Night interest form  Let us know if you’d like to host or participate in the future.

  • December 8


2023 CS Ed Week Resources

The theme for the 2023 CS Ed Week is Creativity with AI! Consider reading the What is AI document to learn more if you are new to this topic. 

The links below provide access to quick computer science activities and resources to help you plan for the week. These resources can be used for choice boards, literacy stations, and more! These are excellent resources if you're not sure how to get started


Check out the additional CS Ed Week resources from Hour of Code and CSEdWeek (CSTA).

The links below provide access to a carefully curated variety of computer science education resources in one, filterable location or based on grade level.


2022 CS Ed Week Resources: Create, Play, Explore

2022 K-5 button      



For additional questions or assistance, please contact Mauree Haage at mhaage@iastate.eduBridget Castelluccio at, or Heather Lundquist at



The resources, events and activities available to Iowans in celebration of Computer Science Education Week are made possible by a collaboration of the following contributors.


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