Celebrate CSEdWeek!

Celebrate CSEdWeek!

All NYC schools are encouraged to participate in Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) from December 3-9, 2018. CSEdWeek is a great opportunity for every student to try computer science (CS)! Join the growing number of schools and educators in NYC bringing computer science to their students by hosting an Hour of Code or other CS community event! Let us know what you are doing for CSEdWeek by completing this survey by November 21.

 

What is Computer Science Education Week?

Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual week dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to try computer science. Launched in December 2009, coinciding with the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Hopper, it primarily focused on policy issues. In 2013, Code.org introduced the Hour of Code which expanded CSEdWeek to reach tens of millions of students in over 180 countries!

What is Hour of Code?

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science designed to demystify “code,” to show that anybody can learn the basics and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. Consisting of hour-long tutorials for students of all ages, activities cover topics such as block-based programming, web design, Javascript, and Python.

Why host a CSEdWeek Event?

It’s fun AND easy to do! Hosting an event can spark student interest in computer science, demonstrate how engaging the content can be, and help schools determine how to start making computer science part of their students’ education!

How Can I Participate?

Participating is easy! Any school can host an in-class, school-wide, or teacher-hosted event.

  • In Class (One-Day): Individual teachers identify one class period during CSEdWeek and have students complete an Hour of Code activity.
  • In Class (Week-Long): Individual teachers schedule multiple activities throughout CSEdWeek.
  • School-Wide (One-Day): All teachers choose one period throughout the week for all students to complete an Hour of Code activity.
  • School-Wide (Week-Long): All teachers schedule multiple activities throughout CSEdWeek.
  • Teacher-Hosted (One-Day): The computer lab or exemplary classroom teacher hosts the event around one Hour of Code activity.
  • Teacher-Hosted (Week-Long): The computer lab or exemplary classroom teacher hosts the event around multiple activities.

Where do I start?

Don’t know where to start? Check out our guide to getting started with CSEdWeek.

If you’re a middle or high school, join CS4All’s Hack League! The Hack League is a friendly competition in which student teams use open data, including 311 data, from their school neighborhoods to design a project that addresses issues impacting their own communities.

If you already have a burgeoning CS program at your school, try organizing a school-based hackathon for your students with the help of our Hack Packs or use a Code.org activity.

Need a volunteer to help at your CSEdWeek event? Click here.

Let us know what you are doing for CSEdWeek by completing this survey by November 21. We’d love to share your amazing work with the world!

 

 

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