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Computer Science Education Week 2020

December 7 - December 13

Free
Computer Science Education Week 2020

      Computer Science Education Week is coming up once again this December from the 7th to the 13th! Unlike a one day launch event like CodeVA has hosted in previous years, this year we have an entire virtual week of speakers, family nights, kids activities, and sessions for educators. We can’t wait to #BringCSHome with you!

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Here’s what we have going on for the week!

Sunday
12/06
Monday
12/07
Tuesday
12/08
Wednesday
12/09
Thursday
12/10
Friday
12/11
Saturday
12/12
CS Ed Week Launch!
– 9AM

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CS Ed Week Launch is the kickoff event for our whole week of activities where students and teachers alike can learn about CS across VA. Attendees will hear from a diverse range of CS professionals along with Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger, First Lady Pamela Northam, Secretary of Education Atif Qarni, and State Superintendent James Lane

Shake it, Program it! K-2nd Grade – 10AM

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Algorithms are a fundamental part of computer science. Eureka Workshop will be leading activities that explore how both bees and dessert chefs need algorithms in order to communicate. Join us to learn about sequencing, patterns, looping, and randomness as we create our own group algorithms in real time!

Shake it, Program it! for 3rd-5th Grade – 10AM

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Algorithms are a fundamental part of computer science. Eureka Workshop will be leading activities that explore how both bees and dessert chefs need algorithms in order to communicate. Join us to learn about sequencing, patterns, looping, and randomness as we create our own group algorithms in real time!

MS/HS: App in an Hour: Make a Game! – 9AM

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Join us for an App in an Hour event where participants will be learning how to code a classic shell game using Code.org’s App Lab. Viewers will learn how to use block code to create a game with variables, functions, and loops. This activity is perfect for beginning to intermediate learners aged middle school to adult.

Doodle Jam with Saxton
All Students – 10AM

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DoodleJams are collaborative drawing time hosted by our Eureka Workshop and for CS Ed Week our special guest artist will be Saxton Moore! Saxton Moore is a two times emmy nominated artist who’s worked with the likes of Nickelodeon and Netflix. Students of all ages can join this online drawing session and have fun with a career professional and their friends!

Family Code Night
– 8PM

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At Family Code Night, parents pair up with their young children at this evening school event to do their first hour of coding, together. The effect is extraordinary: huge turnouts, great fun, inspiration – plus the personal engagement of happy, motivated parents, a unique and largely untapped force in K-5 computer-science education.

Integrating CS – Sparking Ideas,
Twitter Chat – 7pm

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Looking for ideas for how to integrate computer science into your classroom? Join us on twitter for the CS Integration Twitter chat to share ideas and resources on how you can make your classroom CS Ready

CS to the Core: K5 Overview – 5pm

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Participants will focus on Knowledge of Elementary School Computer Science Standards of Learning, Strategies to integrate Computer Science into non-CS subject areas, How to work with CodeVA’s Computer Science Integration Lesson Planning Guide, and Learning to plan Computer Science integrated lessons for K-5th grade.

CS to the Core MS Overview – 5pm

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Participants will focus on Knowledge of Middle School Computer Science Standards of Learning, Strategies to integrate Computer Science into non-CS subject areas, How to work with CodeVA’s Computer Science Integration Lesson Planning Guide, and Learning to plan Computer Science integrated lessons for 6th-8th grade.

CSTA Blue Ridge – CS Learning Series Session

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Join us December 7 from 3:30-4:30 for an interactive session on the Impacts of Computing. This is part of CSTA Blue Ridge’s Computer Science Series every Monday from 11/9-12/14. Join the conversation to help us bring CS Education to every student in Virginia. Each session is stand alone for register for one or all!

Family Code Night
– 9PM

External Registration:
Available here

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At Family Code Night, parents pair up with their young children at this evening school event to do their first hour of coding, together. The effect is extraordinary: huge turnouts, great fun, inspiration – plus the personal engagement of happy, motivated parents, a unique and largely untapped force in K-5 computer-science education.

CS in the K5 Classroom
Webinar for Educators
– 5PM & 8PM

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5pm session here and 8pm session here

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Presented by CodeVA’s Director of Education, Rebcca Dovi, this webinar will provide principals, educators and parents with necessary understanding of the Virginia Computer Science Education Mandate. The Mandate requires schools to integrate computer science into core instruction from kindergarten through eight grade. Through CodeVA’s partnership with the national CS is Elementary program, schools will also see how to post their computer science goals in a visualization of CS programs in each school and district in the state.

 

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Computer Science in Your Neighborhood Competition

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      Are you ready to let your students shine? The Virginia Department of Education and Code Virginia are hosting a competition open to all Virginia students during CS ED Week! Winners will be announced at the CS Ed Week Launch Event on Dec. 7th and receive a laptop or classroom set of robots made possible by Facebook.

Any student, classroom, or group in grades K-12 are welcome to apply. We encourage students, either on their own or collaboratively, to address the prompts below by submitting drawings, stories, essays, videos, programs, 3D models, papier mâché volcanoes, websites, dance routines, magic tricks, or anything else they can submit digitally!

  • K-5 Contest Prompt: Bringing CS Home-How do you use computer science?
  • 6-12 Contest Prompt: Planning for your Virtual Future – What would you create using computer science?

Submissions due by 5:00PM on Monday, November 23, 2020.

Submit Your Response Here!

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