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
Planning for the Hour of Code with your classroom that’s gone virtual? Try a CodeByte! Designed to fit smoothly into a distance learning plan, CodeBytes are easy-to-digest, 20 minute interactive lessons that will stream during Computer Science Education Week, December 7-11.
 
Every episode features a new lesson that blends computer science with real-world topics. One day, students will use Dance Party to get creative and express themselves. Another day, they’ll explore environmental sustainability with Artificial Intelligence.
 
Join the Paradise Valley High School CS Honor Society for a Code Night for All Ages on Thursday December 10th! This event is organized & run entirely by the students of the PVHS CS Honor Society! Click Here to Register!
 
Breakout Sessions Include:
  • Block Coding using SCRATCH (any age form 5- 85)

  • CyberStart for those interested in Cyber Security (High School)

  • Python Escape Room for intermediate programmers (Middle School/ High School)

  • App Lab: make your own app (Middle School)

Join Popfizz for two types of workshops introducing Python to make games or create stunning visualizations from data. Workshops are held everyday during the week of December 7th!
 
Data Visualization with Python |  Grades 9-12  |  Beginners Welcome
In this 1-hour session, we’ll explore how to gather, visualize, and extract information from data by using Python’s libraries. Ultimately we’ll create a final visualization product that will help tell a compelling story. Along the way, we’ll also explore the basic concepts of statistics.
 
Workshops are held everyday during the week of December 7th! Click Here to Register!
 
Retro PyGame |  Grades 9-12  |  Beginning Python Experienced Required
Join us to create your own retro game using Python and share it with your friends and family! This 1-hour project introduces students to some of the advanced programming concepts such as events, functions, and classes. 
 
Workshops are held everyday during the week of December 7th! Click Here to Register!
 
Join the SciTech Institute on December 1st for a Careers in STEM Panel featuring the following panelists. Click Here to Register
 
Eve Danoff  |  American Express  |  Engineering Director
Eve Danoff
As an Engineering Director, Cloud Platform and Product Engineering, Eve leads the development of core Cloud capabilities to enable Application teams to build modern applications. The architecture includes PaaS/IaaS/CICD/Containers (Docker) components in a Hybrid Cloud model and technologies that enable to host modern applications
 
Haylee Mills  |  Charles Schwab  |  Sr. Staff - Security Engineer
🔥 Haylee Mills 🔥
As a Security Engineer, Haylee develops and matures SIEM content from existing data sources to increase visibility, integrate feedback from and maintain communication with SOC to improve fidelity. She also designs and executes a modern risk-based alerting platform for behavioral detections, with streamlined dashboards and alerts as individual lenses for different teams investigating risk behaviors.
 
Kate Perkins  |  Intel Corporation  |  IOT Engineering Operations Manager
Kate Perkins, LSS, PMP
As an IOT Engineering Operations Manager, Kate is following her passion of enabling innovative technology at Intel Corporation. She has worked in IT and IOT in a variety of roles, both on the business and technical side of things, often acting as a liaison between the two. She spends the work day on strategic, big picture thinking and quenching her thirst for knowledge.
 
Bhawna Verma  |  Paradise Valley High School  |  Computer Science Teacher
Bhawna Verma | Paradise Valley High
Bhawna Verma, Computer Science Instructor at Paradise Valley High School and former computer scientist herself who went from working in industry to teaching Network Security, and Software & App Design. Bhawna also runs four CS clubs to encourage students to explore the opportunities in STEM.
Join VidCode for two workshops to introduce coding concepts with video & multimedia!
 
December 8th - Code the News (Beginner | Grades 6+): Learn how to use javascript to interact with images, videos, and text to make your own news bulletin! By the time you're done, you will have created your very own news story made entirely in code! Click Here to Register
 
December 16th - Climate Clock (Beginner | Grades 5+): "The Climate Clock counts down to a specific day in the future. After this day human-induced climate change will have caused a temperature increase of 1.5℃, which is irreversible, and has bad consequences for everyone. We know this because of the data on the current rate of emissions, and the level of human-induced warming we’re already seeing." Join VidCode in creating your own interactive Climate Clock using javascript code. When you leave, you will be able to share your clock with friends or on your own website. Click Here to Register
 
Join Skill Struck for two workshops to introduce coding concepts with video & multimedia!
 
November 30th - Introduction to HTML (Beginner | Grades 6+): Skill Struck provides a trainer and platform in which audience members can learn the principles of Web Development. Using the programming language HTML, participants will leave the event with a functional website they have designed. Click Here to Register.
 
December 7th - Introduction to Python (Beginner | Grades 9+): Skill Struck provides a trainer and platform in which audience members can learn the principles of Software Development. Using the programming language Python, participants will leave the event with a functional program that solves a relevant task. Click Here to Register

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

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