Computer Science Education Week (csedweek.org
) 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.
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:
- Register your 2021 Hour of Code at https://hourofcode.com/us#join.
- Plan your event using this template designed for different instructional models.
- 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.
How are you liking the series so far? Check out other articles for 2021 Computer Science Education Week events & resources here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.