Computer Science is Everywhere: Celebrate 2021 CS Ed Week with an Hour of Code

Grant Wood A E A's 2021 C S Ed Week Resources | Celebrate Computer Science Everywhere. C S 4 I A 'a byte of the future'
Computer Science Education Week ( is celebrated the first week of December to help promote computer science amongst students, parents, communities and organizations.
This year, both #CSEdWeek and the Hour of Code activities will align with the theme #CSEverywhere. This theme highlights the impact that computer science is making everywhere and the relationship that computer science has to different subjects, industries, career paths, and our everyday lives. Iowa STEM and Grant Wood AEA are celebrating Dec. 6 - 12 and invite you to share your experiences using #CS4IA on social media.
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Grant Wood AEA's 2021 CS Ed Week Resources

This year, Grant Wood AEA's Computer Science Education Week resources are organized to help you plan for community & business partner events, live virtual events, or student activities.
  1. Plan Ahead for Collaborating with Partners 🤝 : Consider collaborating with a community & business partner to connect students with Iowa professionals whose work is influenced by computer science. Use our resources to find the right person to work with you and your students by grade bands K-5, 6-8, 9-12. Partners are available during CS Ed Week, December 6-10, as well as for other events throughout the year.
  2. Register & Connect for Live Virtual Events 💻 : Both Grant Wood AEA and are hosting live virtual events for you and your students to experience during a school day. Please check out our 2021 CS Ed Week Resource for details & registration information.
  3. Grab & Go Student Activities ⏰ : Pick and choose activities or lessons from our 2021 CS Ed Week Resource that best fit your students needs, instructional time available (from 10 mins to an hour), and your classroom schedule.

Please visit our dedicated computer science and CS Ed Week pages for additional information.

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About the Authors

Corey Rogers (she/her) is a digital learning consultant at Grant Wood Area Education Agency. She has experience as a middle school STEM & computer science teacher, media specialist, and school improvement consultant. She is passionate about bringing computer science to all students in Iowa and serves as president of the CSTA Iowa Chapter. You can contact Corey at

Bridget Castelluccio is a digital learning consultant at Grant Wood Area Education Agency. She has over 20 years of experience as an early childhood and elementary educator. She believes the future of education involves enhancing best instructional practices with digital innovation and integration to make an impact on student learning, engagement, and empowerment. You can contact Bridget at