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Updated: Dec 8, 2020

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: Computer Science Education Week

Each year for one week in December, Computer Science is highlighted in schools around the country during CS Ed Week hosted by the Computer Science Teachers Association. During CS Ed Week, the goal is to inspire as many students as possible to try out computer science in some way.

This year’s CS Ed Week is December 7-13 with a focus on #CSforSocialJustice. Computer science can be an empowering tool to help students use creative problem solving and share their creations with others all over the world. Maybe this year, during CS Ed Week, you could help students to design an app that would have a positive impact on their community or use technology to help solve common challenges members of their community may face.

Using computer science to help solve problems can make it much more personal and engaging for students and be a whole new way to motivate them to get involved. What can you do to help students utilize computer science as a powerful tool to change the world around them during CS Ed Week 2020? Be sure to share on social media using #CSforSocialJustice, #CSEdWeek, and/or #CSforGood. FIND MORE INFO HERE

This Week's Project Inspiration Theme: Grace Hopper's Birthday

December 9th is Grace Hopper's Birthday!

Grace Hopper was a computer programmer and a US Navy rear admiral. She was the first programmer to work on the Harvard Mark I computer and invented the first compiler, which is a program that translates code to machine language. In honor of her birthday, try using this CS to Go tutorial to get started with Python to create your own programs. 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 Grace Hopper! 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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