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
Celebrate CSEdWeek with the Arizona Department of Education with several professional development opportunities! Click here to view a flyer with information!
 
How to Host an Hour of Code - Join the movement and introduce your students to computer science with the Hour of Code! In this webinar, participants will learn how to organize an Hour of Code event for their classroom, school, or district by exploring available resources and experiencing lessons for themselves! No Coding Experience Necessary!
Byte-Sized PD - Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with a series of 30 minute “Byte-Sized PD”!
  • Monday December 5th - Dan Schneider - Chapter President of CSTA-AZ
  • Tuesday December 6th - Mr. Leon Tynes - High School Computer Science Teacher
  • Wednesday December 7th - Ms. Allison Davis - Kindergarten Teacher
  • Thursday December 8th - Learning from ADE’s CS Team about the Computer Science Endorsement
 
Questions? Contact Alecia Henderson - CS & EdTech Specialist - Alecia.Henderson@azed.gov
Are you interested in increasing your CS knowledge and knowledge of formative assessments for CS? SRI International, a nonprofit research organization, is partnering with middle school CS teachers across the country on a National Science Foundation-funded project.
Created in 2016, the Palo Verde Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers program grants classroom wishes to teachers across the state of Arizona. The Fiesta Bowl organization saw that many teachers spent their own money to enhance their classroom experience and developed a program to aid teachers in that effort. As a way to support, celebrate and honor Arizona educators, teachers are invited to fill out an online application detailing their school and classroom wish. Wishes are selected by a random drawing to receive a grant.

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.
 

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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!