Computer Science Education Week: Get All Students Involved!

December 7-14 #CSEdWeek 

As you plan to celebrate Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) in your hybrid or remote classrooms next week, check out these great (and 100% free) educational resources for making it a learning experience everyone will remember.  

The annual call to action to inspire K-12 students to learn computer science, advocate for equity in computer science education, and celebrate the contributions of students, teachers, and partners to the fieldhas an important theme this year: To shine a light on how Computer Science can serve as a catalyst for social justice.  

CoderZ is on a mission to foster a lifelong love of coding and robotics and ensure that every child, no matter their background or expertise, has the resources they need to be successful. We do this through our commitment to provide equitable, easy and flexible access to STEM courses through various grants, competitions, and partnerships with Title I schools 

To help more educators inspire their students while generating lasting excitement for CS and STEM, we’re sharing these free (and easyresources:   

  1. Join the CSEdWeek Kickoff on December 7, at 1 p.m. ET — Tune in live via Facebook or YouTube.
  2. Sign up for free 3-hour course to learn how Amazon uses robotics to deliver millions of packages around the world. Students will learn to code Hercules Robot. It’s easy to get started. Begin by creating your free class today! Explore the Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge powered by CoderZ
  3. {FREE Webinar} CS for Good: Going beyond the hour of code on December 7, at 7 p.m. ET — Register here.
  4. CoderZ users can create a fun and creative activity during CS Ed Week:
    1. CoderZ Adventure – Create a fun activity with Sketch it – Practice all the skills they have learned up until now: driving forward and backward, angles, and smooth turns. 
    2.  Cyber Robotics101 – What creative shapes can your students program and then take down? Run a school competition to add more fun (Watch a preview of the Domino Challenge on YouTube). 
    3. Cyber Robotics 102 – Doodling with Distance – The A in STEAM – let students program the robot to draw their creation.
      Post students’ creations on social media using #CoderZ @gocoderz
  5. Show Some Love for CoderZ For a Chance to Win a Gift Card!

      • Post a video or screenshot of your classroom coding with CoderZ to Facebook and/or Twitter and include what CoderZ means to you: 
      • What was Teaching like B.C. (before CoderZ) vs. A.C. (after CoderZ), 
      • The impact of CoderZ on your classroom 
      • Anything else you’d like to share! 

    All throughout CSEDWeek we invite you to share your experience with CoderZ for a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!
    How it works: 

      • Include hashtag #whycoderz @gocoderz  
      • We will randomly select and announce the 3 winners at 1 pm ET on December 11!
  6.  {Professional Webinar} Cyber.org is hosting an event for inspiring students to explore cyber careers on December 10, 2:00 p.m. CT. It’s never too early to introduce students to cyber skills and careers! In this high-energy webinar, you will hear from teachers, counselors, and students of all ages about their experiences in cybersecurity. Register here
  7. Join the Thomas Cup Competition for High School Students 
    The 6th Annual Thomas Cup will include several chances to participate from December 7th, 2020 through January 30th, 2021. It will feature five FREE virtual competitions where students will engage in coding, innovation, esports, robotics, crime scene investigation, and cyber defense. Additionally, each member of the winning team from the Thomas Cup in a Box event can take home up to $10,000 in scholarships to Thomas College.
  8. Access additional resources for incorporating Social Justice into your lessons and practices. 

 

CoderZ is a powerful, easy to use, award-winning online platform through which students learn valuable STEM skills such as coding, robotics and physical computing. CoderZ is designed for use in the classroom or through a wide range of remote learning environments.  Watch an Introduction to CoderZ on YouTube to see how it works! 

 

 

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