SEPjr Resources

SEPjr Resources


Activities

New! Linda Liukas, the author of Hello Ruby, shared the activity plan for painting with algorithms.

Learn more about Arts and Algorithms here!

Fun Thanksgiving Coding Activity: Want to get creative with coding this Thanksgiving? Your students can go on Tynker to make a fun game about helping Farmer Wyatt catch all the turkeys in time for Thanksgiving. This activity comes with step-by-step instructions to make it easy for kids to program and customize “Turkey Trot.”


Webinars


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CS Ed Week Webinars

Preparing for CS Ed Week Pt 3

Tuesday, November 29th 7:00pm

Learn about #CutOut4CS, a free set of elementary computer science lessons designed specifically for 3rd and 4th grade teachers. Using a cookie design scenario and Scratch, #CutOut4CS uniquely fuses mathematics and computer science. The lessons can be used for an hour once a day during CS Ed Week or even as a full-day (5 hour) experience.

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Preparing for CS Ed Week Pt 2

Recording

Teach For America’s Director of Computer Science Colleen Lewis shared seven things to emphasize when you’re introducing CS to students for the first time. Resources for volunteers in K-12 classrooms (or teachers who will have volunteers in their classrooms).

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Preparing for CS Ed Week Pt 1

Recording

Tips and tricks for getting ready for CS Ed Week. Learn strategies for creating meaningful CS learning experiences for students at scale from Oakland Unified School District’s Claire Shorall and the Washington Leadership Academy’s Jaishri Shankar.

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Diversity Does Not Equal Equity

Wednesday, November 30th, 7:30pm – 8:30pm

A diverse population of students in a computer science classroom does not automatically translate to equity. This webinar discusses strategies for providing appropriate messages to stakeholders, recruiting for diversity and equity, and maintaining a computer science program over time.

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Integrating CS in P-5 STEM

Wednesday, December 7th, 7:30pm – 8:30pm

In elementary school, CS doesn’t have to be a stand-alone course. Learn about ways that P-5 teachers are using CS to enhance their existing core curricular units—particular aligning to STEM standards.

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