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

CSTA's Annual Conference is a chance for computer science teachers to come together to find strength in their local community through networking events, engage with PD they actually want to attend, and to identify ways to impact students and teachers outside your classroom. 

Our three-day virtual conference has over 150 sessions of education to broaden your knowledge of computer science education, inspirational keynotes and sessions to reinvigorate your passion for teaching, and countless moments of fun and connection along the way. If you are looking for new and exciting ways to engage with your students in your classroom, you don't want to miss out on this great experience. 

Click here to learn more and RSVP

CYBER.ORG EdCon 23 (formerly CEDF) is a national conference designed to inspire and empower cybersecurity K-12 educators, novice and expert alike. Attendees will have the opportunity to:
• Discover curriculum from CYBER.ORG with ready-to-implement lessons.
• Explore at-no-cost resources from industry experts.
• Gain firsthand knowledge from K-12 educators who teach foundational and technical cybersecurity.
Any K-12 school in Arizona that sends 3 educators to EdCon 23 will be entered in a drawing for a technology prize package worth $2500. To be eligible: each attendee from the school must attend 13 of the 15 sessions of the conference.
More information at and in the attached flyer.
In partnership with Google, Natives in Tech, AISES, CSTA, Indigitize CS, CS Alliance, and AZ, NM, UT, and CO State Departments of Education, we are looking forward to see you at our first “Four Corners CS Convening - Connecting CS with Culture and Language”. We will focus on computer science education for Native American students K-12. We invite educators and administrators that work directly with Native American students and will share ideas and support for expanding computer science education.

Please see the save the date flyer attached and complete the interest form to receive more information when registration opens. 

Registration, food, and lodging costs will be covered. 


CSTA-Arizona is hosting several upcoming meetups and events to build community and provide professional development with Arizona CS Educators
Hope to see you there!

Girls Who Code is committed to delivering free computer science resources to you and your students through Girls Who Code Clubs. You will gain access to:

  • CSTA standards aligned coding lessons in Scratch, p5.js, Swift, and Python with new tutorials in cybersecurity
  • Comprehensive planning resources 
  • Virtual events with tech leaders in the industry
  • GWC swag for each Club member! 

Sign up here to take advantage of benefits from our Clubs program for 3rd-12th graders of all genders.

Girls Who Code also offers several summer opportunities for all students. Click "Read More" to view more about these opportunities!

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!