Computer Science Education Week 2020

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Computer Science Education Week is an opportunity for students, families, and the community to come together to learn something new and understand that computer science, or CS, is for everyone!  CSEdWeek is held each year during Grace Hopper’s birthday.  Grace Hopper was a U.S. naval officer and mathematician who was a pioneer in computer science and developed a program that translates programming code into machine language.  During CSEdWeek people across the world host an Hour of Code, a national movement to help demystify computer science and show that anyone can learn to code.  This year CSEdWeek is Dec. 7-13, 2020, but activities can be completed at any time.  

Be sure to join us on social media, and share how you are celebrating CSEdWeek2020 by tagging us in your posts and using the hashtag #TRSACSEdWeek

THANK YOU TO DONORS!

TRSA wishes to thank our important donors who made CSEdWeek possible:

Flight Night, Executive Functions Management, Cox, Tulsa Tech, Northeastern State University, Oklahoma Public School Resource Center, Code.org, Tulsa Community College, Oral Roberts University, Holberton School Tulsa, Pitsco, CSTA Oklahoma, AEP-Win Group and CSforOK

HOW IS TRSA CELEBRATING?

Computer Science Education Week is Dec 7-13, and we’re helping schools in Tulsa celebrate by providing FREE resources!  CSEdWeek kits are being delivered to 80 Tulsa Public Schools. Kits include:

• A book for the teacher on integrating computational thinking across subject areas 

•  Student books highlighting the contributions to computer science by traditionally underrepresented groups 

•  Posters promoting computer science featuring role models and celebrities 

•  Bulletin board supplies 

•  Flyers and other materials to show students the Tulsa area computer science pathways available after graduation 

•  Computer science themed activity kits which can be completed at school or home

•  Computer science stickers, water bottle, mask, and other “swag” from partners who care about teachers and the work they do!

CSEdWeek EVENTS

•  Intro video by Code.org or CSEdWeek Kickoff – YouTube/Facebook livestream (1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7) 

•  Daily Codebytes by Code.org – Daily Live mini-lessons on subjects, including artificial intelligence and app design. Starting Monday, December 7 

•  Exploring the Ethics of AI, Dec. 8, at 1:30 p.m. ET — Tune in on Zoom or stream on YouTube.

•  Hour of Code hosted by OSDE and CSTA-OK (7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 – advanced registration required). Background: The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE), partnering with the Oklahoma chapter of Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA OK), will host a virtual Hour of Code at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. Hour of Code participants must register to receive the event link. Please feel free to share the registration link with others in your school or area and help expose Oklahomans to computer science. Learn about the State of CS Teachers, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. ET — Register

•  ECEP’s Sensational 7 Advocacy & Policy Actions to Spur Broadening Participation in Computer Science, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. ET — Register

•  “OK, Let’s Code” hosted by OPSRC (10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2020 – advanced registration required). Background: With technology changing every industry on the planet, computing knowledge has become part of a well-rounded skill set. But fewer than half of all schools teach computer science! In Oklahoma, only 37% of high schools offer computer science. the good news is, we’re on our way to change this. If you heard about the Hour of Code™ last year, you might know it made history. 100 million students have now discovered how accessible and fun computer science can be by doing just one Hour of Code™. Hour of Code™ is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.  Want to try it? You can host your own Hour of Code™ or join OPSRC for our “OK, Let’s Code” Hour of Code™ event on December 10th at 10:00 AM.  Governor Kevin Stitt will join a kickoff call with OPSRC and schools from across Oklahoma as we celebrate computer science education week and participate in the Hour of Code™.   Click here to register for this special “OK, Let’s Code” Hour of Code™ event. If you can’t attend our event and want to host your own Hour of Code™,  get started at http://hourofcode.com/us. For more information about how to bring computer science education to your school every day, contact Erin Bell at bell@opsrc.net.

•  CSforAll Visioning Webinar, Dec. 10, at 4:30 p.m. ET — Register

•  CS Equity Guide: Equity Workshop for Administrators, Dec. 10, from noon to 3 p.m. ET — Register

•  Inspiring Students to Pursue Cyber, Strategies for Counselors and Educators, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m. ET — Register

•  CSTA Engage Virtual Meetup, Dec. 10, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. ET — Register

RESOURCES

•  My Robotic Friends – unplugged activity from Code.org 

•  CSforSocialJustice Resources and Lesson Plans

•  9 Black Women That You Should Know in Data Science 

•  Hour of Code Activities – searchable by grade, technology, subject area, topic  and CS comfort level  

•  Teacher Tips for teaching CS