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Computer Science Education Week

#CSEdWeek and #HourOfCode is December 7-13, 2020

Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual call to action to inspire K-12 students to learn computer science, advocate for equity in computer science education, and celebrate the contributions of students, teachers, and partners to the field. This week is held in recognition of the birthday of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906), who invented the first compiler and coined the term “bug” (an error in a program) after removing an actual moth from a computer in 1947.

Vita-Learn is excited to share opportunities to participate in Computer Science Education Week and the Hour of Code. Below you will find ways you can participate organized by Vermont educators. If you are organizing an opportunity for students, teachers, and others that is open for others to join, please contact Jeff Mao to be added to this page (or leave a comment below!)

"Coded Bias" Film Screening

A group of innovative Vermont technology leaders is organizing a screening of the movie, “Coded Bias” available to all Vermont schools. They are planning activities related to the film in addition to the screening. For registration information, dates, and more, visit their website

Join A Statewide Focus on Artificial Intelligence and Bias

Help your students understand the role that bias plays in a world increasingly coded 
using machine learning? Learn more at the Vermont Thinks About Code website.

Hour of Code Resources

 

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Share what you are Doing!

What are you doing to celebrate and participate in #CSEdWeek and #HourOfCode? Please post to your favorite social media and use hashtags: #vted #CSEdWeek #HourOfCode.

Hour of Code Week Fall 2018

Vita-Learn and Vermont Agency of Education partner to encourage Vermont schools to share their stories and media of participation in Computer Science Week 2018.  Whether you are doing an HOUR of CODE event in your school, or something different to give your students an experience with coding this week,  let’s celebrate Computer Science Education Week together.  

It’s an opportunity for every child to learn how the technology around us works.

100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code

Let’s show the world Vermont’s participation!

We have organized a special site to share Vermont’s story.

Follow the instructions on the How to Participate found at http://ThinkAboutCode.blogspot.com

You can participate by

    1. Sharing pictures, stories, and media on the Vermont Think About Code Site
    1. Share pictures, stories, and media via  social media tagged #vted #hourofcode
    1. Involving your school to be part of the Guest Speaker Series sponsored by Agency of  Education and Vita-Learn. More info on   Vermont Think About Code Site
  1. Hosting and training a codable Robot as part of Robot Rodeo
  2. Add your school to the Coding in Vermont Schools Map

For more information contact

Vermont AOE  Peter Drescher Peter.Drescher@vermont.gov

Vita Learn IGNITE coordinatorignite@vita-learn.org