Computer Science is Everywhere: Try it in Different Settings

Hour of Code is coming... Celebrate computer science everywhere
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 it has to different subjects, industries, career paths and our everyday lives. Iowa STEM and Grant Wood AEA are celebrating Dec. 6 - Dec. 12 and invite you to share your experiences using #CS4IA on social media.

CS4IA logo with phrase a byte of the future

Resources Organized by Instructional Model

In 2020, Grant Wood AEA celebrated CS Ed Week by asking students to continue to Change the World with Computer Science and social justice. We organized Hour of Code activities by instructional model (socially distanced, hybrid, and virtual). These are still great resources to use if you're planning an activity for your classroom.

Plan Your Activity in Three Quick Steps

Looking to plan an Hour of Code event to celebrate CS Ed Week in 2021? Here are three quick steps to make planning your event easy:
  1. Register your 2021 Hour of Code at
  2. Plan your event using this template designed for different instructional models.
  3. Explore our resources & select an activity for your classroom model. Here are resources organized by different instructional models:

(Please note: Some resources reference workshops and professional development opportunities that are no longer available.)

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. Corey 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. Bridget 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