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Updated: Mar 9, 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 and Project-Inspiration Theme: Women's History Month

Spotlight on Women’s History! This week’s focus is “International Women’s Day”

For the next month, we will shine our spotlight on the contributions of women in history, culture and society.

This week’s focus is “International Women's Day”

For this week we celebrate International Women’s Day and shine the spotlight on women in government. Women have held leadership roles in government throughout history. Their efforts have encouraged freedom, openness and intellect to move the world toward an improved future.

Madeline Albright was born in the Czech Republic. She was an American public official who served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and, in 1997, became the first woman named as U.S. Secretary of State.

The secretary of state’s main responsibility is to carry out American diplomacy and foreign policy. This department deals with all foreign affairs and relations for the nation. The secretary of state is appointed by the President of the United States and requires additional approval from the U.S. Senate.

Madeline gained a reputation for being tough and was a fierce advocate for American interests. She was a champion of democracy and human rights. She was famously known to wear pins to express her mood and opinions.

Thank you, Madeline, for having an ‘all-bright’ spotlight on your work.

Code Savvy’s Educator Programming works to help teachers find connections between computer science and different content areas. For example, maybe you could use your coding skills to make an interactive map that would follow Madeline’s life journey? Or maybe you could make an interactive biography highlighting her achievements. Coding can be a fun way to make social studies and geography explorable in an interactive way! Be sure to share whatever you come up with!

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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