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Our newsletters highlight a variety of people, organizations, and resources that are doing work to broaden participation and expand equitable and engaging computer science and STEM opportunities. We are honored to work in this space along with so many talented and passionate individuals and want to help bring attention to their work.  

This Week’s Spotlight: Organization Spotlight Recap

Over the summer and fall we spotlighted organizations and people in the STEM space including resources related to equity and inclusion. Today we want to recap the organization spotlights in case you missed any. These are all great organizations to utilize, join, and support.

CSforALLMN - The Minnesota chapter of the national ECEP (Expanding Computing Education Pathways) Alliance, an organization that works to develop effective and replicable interventions to broaden participation in computing (BPC) and to create state-level infrastructure to foster equitable computing education policies.

IT Center of Excellence - Youth Programs - The IT Center of Excellence aims to increase youth involvement in computer science through the offering of a variety of technology learning and engagement experiences aimed at K-12 educators and students.

MN STEM Partnership - An organization that helps students discover and get involved in STEM from an early age leading them into a career in technology.

Barefoot Computing - Computing activities to engage youth to get excited about learning.

Technovation Global Education Task Force - An on-going convening of the Technovation Global Online Education Task Force to discuss how to make STEM education more accessible and equitable online.

CSTA MN - The Minnesota Chapter of the Computer Science Teachers’ Association is a community of teachers, non-profits, industry partners, administrators, and club leaders, whose purpose is to create a strong environment to support K–12 computer science educators.

This Week's Project Inspiration Theme: National Mentoring Day

October 27th is National Mentoring Day!

This day began in 2014 to ‘raise awareness of the invaluable and rewarding contribution that mentoring makes which has a huge impact on not only our economy but also our society.’ This week we want to show appreciation for all our amazing mentors throughout Code Savvy and for all they do. Use this Scratch tutorial to create an animation of a time when a mentor has helped you. Remember, this is just a suggestion; use your creative genius to create a personalized project!

We hope you create a CS project in honor of National Mentoring Day! If you do, please share it with us.

Share Your CS to Go Projects!

How to Share: We invite CS to Go with Code Savvy participants to consider sharing your projects publicly with the Code Savvy and greater #MNCodes community via video with Flipgrid. We can’t wait to see what you create! Please be sure to follow online safety guidelines and get adult permission before sharing. You can find our Privacy Policy here.

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