Events

Webinar: eSports Programs at the High School Level: How It Intersects with Computer Science and Tips for Getting Started

Are you wondering about the eSports phenomenon? We joined CS for All Teachers Community Ambassador Myra Deister to discuss eSports, its relationship to computer science, and how it benefits students. Myra Deister leads the Sunny Hills High School eSports teams, and Kevin Brown is a North American Scholastic eSports Federation (NASEF) specialist.

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Webinar: The Building Blocks of Code

Minecraft is a popular video game, but did you know it can also be used to teach coding skills?  From literal building blocks in Minecraft to basic block-based coding, there are numerous options for low-barrier entry to coding. In this webinar, Community Ambassador Michael Babler and guest Phil Kurbis  highlighted a few of these platforms and also discussed how they can be used across grade levels and curriculum areas. 

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Growing and Sustaining Your AP Computer Science Program

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What does a successful high school computer science pathway look like? This 30-minute webinar will discuss how to build a CS program at your school by offering an AP CS Principles or AP CS A course. We will also share effective strategies for growing your program, such as recruiting students and getting buy-in from parents and administrators. Sign up.

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Webinar: Strategies for Creating an Equity-focused CS Classroom

Creating a classroom focused on equity where all students feel included may seem impossible when you have a classroom of 20+ students. There are strategies to support you in developing an equitable learning environment, one in which all students are taught, not just the ones that seem to be engaged in the lesson.​ Community Ambassador Tina Boyle Whyte, and guests Art Lopez and Nicole Reitz-Larsen, are masterful teacher leaderin CS who create success in their classrooms every day. On December 12, 2020 they shared their strategies to support an equity-focused classroom. 

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Webinar: Welcome to The Block Party! Connect, Create and Celebrate With Inspiring CS Activities to Kick Off The Hour of Code

Hour of Code is an opportunity for each and every student to try computer science for one hour, yet did you know you can also teach computer science activities all year-round?

On December 3, 2019 we joined this engaging block party webinar to discover, learn, and celebrate new ideas of classroom-inspired CS activities to encourage collaboration and creativity amongst K-8th grade students. Our collaborative group of dynamic STEM educators modeled and highlighted easy-to-replicate no-tech, low-tech, and advanced-tech K-8 CS activities to integrate coding and robotics learning experiences into everyday teaching practices. Many CS templates and tools were provided so participants could try out these new ideas in their classrooms. Viewers also received immediate access to FREE “Hour of Code” computer science resources from some favorite coding and robotic educational providers! 

K-8 classroom teachers, tech teachers, media specialists, and librarians, as well as tech coordinators and curriculum leads were the intended audience for this CS for All Teachers webinar.

Facilitators: Naomi Harm is a CS for All Ambassador, LEGO Master Educator, and STEM Innovation Specialist. Angie Kalthoff is Program Manager at Early Childhood Technology Tufts University. Jon Samuelson is a Middle Educator Technology Integration Coach at Beaverton, OR schools. Amy LaRonge and Kara Bunkelman are technology integration specialists from Howard Suamico School District in Green Bay, WI. 

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WEBINAR: What Does a CS Classroom Look Like in Elementary School?

Have you considered adding computer science into your elementary classroom? This webinar showcased how three teachers incorporated CS from different teaching roles in a school and district.  CS for All Teachers Community Ambassador and elementary school teacher, Lisa Rode, facilitated a discussion with fellow teachers Pete Cookson, Michelle Crabill, and Janice Years looking at the variety of ways and perspectives CS can be incorporated into the elementary curriculum. The webinar not only included lesson ideas and strategies, but a look at the physical setup of rooms, and considered how to organize materials, and what types of materials are needed to teach CS in the elementary grades. 

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Twitter Chat: Assessing Computational Thinking Products

Join us live on twitter from 7-8pm Et/6-7pm CT on November 7, 2019 for a @CSforAllTchrs hosted chat. Our moderators Nancy McGowan and Bambi Brewer will facilitate a discussion about how teachers promote computational thinking among their students and how they use CT products to support their efforts, as well as the goals teachers have for their students. 

Use #CSforAllTeachers to let your voice be heard! 

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Webinar: Getting Started with Python in the Classroom

Have you considered using Python with your students but aren't sure where to start? In this webinar we briefly explored the benefits of Python as a programming language for students. Ambassador and Computer Science Educator, Jenn Vermillion, walked participants through the basics needed to begin programming in Python. She also shared teacher friendly resources for continued learning after the webinar, and she shared some of her tried and true classroom Python warm-ups, programming labs, projects, and assessments. The content is most appropriate for upper middle and high school teachers, however it is adaptable for upper elementary teachers.

Click here for the resources our presenter shared. 

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