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Updated: Jan 14, 2021

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: CSforAll-MN Briefs

In late June we highlighted CSforAll-MN, our local chapter of the national ECEP (Expanding Computing Education Pathways) Alliance. They have been gathering data to craft a landscape report to examine the landscape of K-16 computer science education in Minnesota. This report will be released in 2021 and will be the first statewide report focused on computer science. It will share key data within the context of our state’s K-12 schools and higher education institutions.

In order to preview the report and ignite conversations, CSforAll-MN released 4 briefs outlining CS Ed data in different areas across our state. The briefs focus on defining computer science, AP CS in Minnesota, K-12 CS licensure for teachers in MN, and CS in formal MN teacher education (CSforALL-MN Briefs). To keep updated on CSforAll-MN’s work, follow them on Twitter.

This Week's Project Inspiration Theme: Winter Solstice

December 21st is the Winter Solstice!

The winter solstice marks the official beginning of winter and is the day of the year that has the shortest amount of daylight and the longest night. This day also marks a celebration in many countries, including Santa Lucia Day (Scandinavia), Dong Zhi (China), and many more. Use this CS to Go tutorial to make a list of all the things you can do on the winter solstice. 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 the Winter Solstice! 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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