Computer Science Education Week

December 5-11, 2022

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 5
    • 9:00 to 10:00 AM - Panel for Secondary Students: "What it's like to be a computer scientist". CLICK HERE to register.
    • 10:00 to 10:45 AM - Panel for Non-Traditional Learning Environments (Librarians, After-School Providers, Homeschool, 4-H): "How to include CS in your programming". CLICK HERE to register.
    • 4:00 to 5:00 PM - Panel for Educators: "How to grow CS in your building and/or district". CLICK HERE to register.
  • December 6
    • 3:30 to 4:15 PM - Panel for School Counselors: "How to impact and support all learners with CS". CLICK HERE to register.
    • 4:30 PM - Panel for Leading School Change: "NOT one more thing! How to build a CS culture, incorporate into core content, support implementing your K-12 CS plan". CLICK HERE to register.
  • December 7
    • 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Panel for Business and Community Partners: "How to support CS efforts in your community, school district and/or building". CLICK HERE to register.
  • December 8
    • 6:30 to 7:30 PM - Virtual Family Coding Night: Students and families will engage in unplugged computer science activities. CLICK HERE to register.
  • December 9

Resources

The links below provide access to quick computer science activities and resources to help you plan for the week. These are excellent resources if you're not sure how to get started.

          

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

Contact

For additional questions or assistance, please contact Corey Rogers at crogers@gwaea.org or Mauree Haage at mhaage@iastate.edu.

Contributors

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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