Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science. Originally conceived by the Computing in the Core coalition, Code.org® organizes CSEdWeek as a grassroots campaign supported by 350 partners and 100,000 educators worldwide. CSEdWeek is held in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906).
CSforALL is a central resource for individuals and organizations interested in K-12 computer science (CS) education. We connect providers, schools and districts, funders, and researchers working toward the goal of providing quality CS education to every child in the United States.
After-school GEMS clubs in elementary and middle schools all over the world serve over 10000 girls. Elementary and middle school teachers are usually the leaders, though parents and interested adults can also run clubs. We have developed a model for infusing CS into the existing STEM clubs by training leaders and exposing girls to basic computer science. This model includes choosing simple CS lessons and modelling the teaching of these lessons to the GEMS leaders. This has been extremely successful in engaging and retaining the interest of the members. We also are winners of an AspireIT NCWIT grant, operating a very successful online computer programming camp. GEMS is committed to encouraging girls to see themselves as future computer scientists.
Colorado Association of Science Teachers: It’s CAST’s goal to support, stimulate, and improve science education for students of all ages in Colorado, so visit often and find out what’s happening in science education around the state. Some activities connecting computer science and science are listed.
Learning computer science empowers young people to compete in the global economy and pursue careers across all sectors because it teaches students computational thinking and problem solving skills applicable in any industry. TEALS is increasing access to CS education TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) helps high schools throughout the US build and grow sustainable computer science programs. In its proven program, TEALS pairs trained computer science professionals from across the technology industry with classroom teachers to team-teach computer science. Industry volunteers and partner teachers create a ripple effect, impacting the students they teach, and the many students who will study CS in the future. TEALS was started in 2009 by Microsoft employee Kevin Wang, who developed and ran the program in his spare time, and is supported by Microsoft Philanthropies. Students want to learn computer science yet most high schools are unable to offer rigorous CS courses.
Girls Who Code was founded with a single mission: to close the gender gap in technology.” Sample projects, coding clubs across the country and summer camps for girls.
The Intelitek STEM and CTE Foundation (ISCEF) develops and distributes state-of-the-art technology education programs in coding, robotics, manufacturing and machining to k-12 and post-secondary public institutions. Our mission is to accelerate the integration of technology education programs in k-12 and post-secondary institutions in the U.S. to support a diverse skilled 21st Century STEM workforce capable of advancing and prospering in the Innovation Economy. Our Cyber Robotics Coding Competition/education program provides teachers and youth with the opportunity to learn how to code 3D virtual simulated robots (they can be real bots, too) by completing a series of fun, interactive, thematic missions online. Youth (working in teams) build robotics coding skills they complete a series of challenging missions requiring they gain knowledge and points to get to the next level. Teams with the most completed missions are invited to a Finals Codeathon and Award Ceremony where STEM career paths are shared by industry professionals.
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit coalition dedicated to achieving an equitable world-class K-12 Computer Science education for every student, in every school, throughout Illinois.
Our mission is to democratize education through the offering of world-class higher education opportunities that are accessible, flexible, and economical. Virtually anyone on the planet with an internet connection and a commitment to self-empowerment through learning can come to Udacity, master a suite of job-ready skills, and pursue rewarding employment. Learn to build a program, build a search engine, and build a social network. 3 months.
Black Girls Code mission: to introduce programming and technology to a new generation of coders, coders who will become builders of technological innovation and of their own futures. Hackathons.