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
Attention All Arizona K-5 principals, superintendents, district curriculum leads, and STEM/computer science (CS) advocates! Please join us on September 22 at 12:00pm PT for a one-hour online event called CSK5, the First National Summit for K-5 Computer Science Education. The theme is Every School Can. The first, 30 minutes will be guidance and specific resources from five top national organizations in CS education. Then, our 30-minute Arizona Breakout Session will feature specific state programs and assets for your school(s), including the Arizona Science Teachers Association-AZ Chapter, The Arizona Science Center, and sharing from Gilbert Public Schools Sign Up Now, then please spread the word to colleagues and staff!  See our Arizona Breakout Page and the CSK5 Flyer for more details, and we’ll see you at CSK5 and our Breakout Session Sept 22.
Girls Who Code is a national non-profit dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology. By becoming a club member, you'll learn the Core4 computer science concepts that form the basis for all computer programming languages, all while building a supportive sisterhood of peers and mentors dedicated to fostering the success of women in tech. The GWC curriculum and club experience is most accessible to girls in grades 6-12.
Are you interested in learning more about the University of Arizona Girls Who Code Club? Join us at 11am on September 18 for an open house and information session for girls and parents/guardians to learn more about the club and ask questions. The open house will be both in person in the UA Main Library and virtual via Zoom.  Fill out the form HERE to register to attend and receive more information.  Email Vanessa at with questions.

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors 9th-12th grade women, genderqueer, or non-binary students for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and plans for post-secondary education. Since 2007, more than 17,000 students have received an Award for AiC. Click here to learn more about the award and how students can apply.

The Cultivating Communities of Learners Summit will be an opportunity for K-12 CS educators to create a culture of interconnected learners.

By attending this summit, you’ll gain a new understanding of: 

  • Value in group success that amplifies varied perspectives, abilities, approaches, and solutions
  • Expanded collaboration not only in the classroom, but throughout the CSTA community
  • Effective & inclusive CS teaching
The Human Resources Office is eager to announce that ADE has a job opening for a Computer Science and Educational Technology Specialist with the Academic Standards team. Are you a content expert in Computer Science and Educational Technology and enjoy providing professional development?  This may be the job for you!  This position will close on 06/24/21, so hurry to the appropriate link below for further information on this exciting opportunity! Grow your career with ADE today!
Click below to learn more about how to apply
Advising for Future-Ready Careers is a monthly webinar series, hosted by NCWIT Counselors for Computing (C4C), providing information and resources to help counselors join the front line of the computing conversation. This webinar series is free and open to the public, ages 16 and up – geared toward School Counselors, Educators, graduate students, and those in school advising roles.
The next webinar is on Ethics in Computing - click below to learn more about this webinar

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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