Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an 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 field. Click here to learn more about CSEdWeek
 
CSTA-Arizona and the SciTech Institute are expanding this event to offer workshops and resources for both students & teachers to participate in throughout December. Check back here often to see the most up-to-date list of resources & events during this month.

Workshops & Events for Students

Check the gallery of events below for virtual activities you & your students can participate in as part of CS Education Month. Teachers who support class participation in a CSEd Week event could be eligible for prizes - see below for details!

Daily Themed Activities

We've curated a list of activities students & classrooms can participate in based on daily themes.
If you have an activity you'd like to contribute to this list, please fill out this form
Workshops & Events

Teacher Summit

We are hosting a 1-day teacher summit to help support teachers who would like to offer a Computer Science or Computational Thinking activity as part of their classroom in December. Teachers from all backgrounds are welcome, even if this may be your first time introducing computer science to your classrooms. 
 

Raffles & Prizes!

Any teacher who
(1) Attends our teacher summit
(2) Uses social media to post about their class participating in a CSEd Week activity 
 
Will be entered into a raffle to win a $50 Amazon Gift card. We have 30 gift cards available for teachers. Big thanks to Mister Car Wash for sponsoring this opportunity!
 
CSTA-AZ News & Events

Applications are now being accepted

The University of Arizona's Data Sciences Academy presents the new Educators in Data Science (EDSci) Fellowship, an opportunity for middle and high school Arizona educators to support their effort to bring real-world data science learning experiences into their classroom. Using data science as a tool, students can explore answers to their questions by gathering, analyzing, and interpreting data.

Code.org is offering FREE professional development courses remotely and in-person for Elementary Teachers interested in implementing coding fundamentals in their K-5 classroom.  No coding experience needed, the curriculum is ready to be used the day after the workshop.
 
RegionalPartner:
Arizona Science Center
Organizer Name:
Linda Angeloff
Organizer Email:
angeloff@pd.code.org
AZ HACS is looking for local collaborators to create RPPs – a blend of community members, educators, and researchers working together to identify issues, gather reliable data, and make informed decisions.
Mar 18, 2021 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM UTC-06:00  
 
Please join us for our SIGCSE Showcase CSTA Engage Meetup on Thursday, March 18, 2021, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. CT to connect with and learn alongside other K-12 CS teachers. We’ll host a jam-packed hour and a half, worth every minute of your midweek evening. Activities will include a time specifically for networking, a featured PD activity, and unconference/birds-of-a-feather sessions.

Professional Development Funding

Schools & Districts bringing new Computer Science course offerings within the next 2 years are eligible to apply for the Department of Education CSPD Fund. These funds can be used exclusively for professional development, including supporting teachers to attend future Computer Science professional development.
 

Click Here for More Information

Computer Science Endorsement

Professional Development credits are eligible to count for the Arizona Computer Science Endorsement, which can be used to certify a teacher as qualified to teach Computer Science

K-8 Endorsement

6-12 Endorsement

Credit Hour Justification Sheet

Thank You To Our Partners!