Computer Science Education Week 2020

What is Computer Science Education Week?

#CSEdWeek (December 7-13, 2020) is an annual event designed to inspire students and raise awareness of the importance of K–12 Computer Science education. The links on this page lead you to various activities and events to participate in during computer science week. The events are a mixture of both regional and national opportunities. Have fun! Student Competition - Capture the Flag

Join this competition to learn and show off your cyber knowledge! Winners will be announced on Friday, December 11th. The competition is separated into two age groups - high school and middle/elementary. Use the correct flyer below to follow the link and join the competition!

DRSC Competition elem_middle.pdf
DRSC Competition high school.pdf

More from & Counselors for Computing

Join and C4C for "Inspiring Students to Pursue Cyber: Strategies for Counsleors & Educators" on December 10, 2;00-3:00 pm. Learn more and register for this free virtual event here.

Dayton Workforce Panel

Join us for a live chat with local professionals from Smart Data to learn about Computer Science careers in Dayton!

  • Time: December 11th from 1:00 pm - 1:40 pm

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  • Speakers

    • Ravi Manchala: Ravi is the CEO of Smart Data and has 20+ years background in software development

    • Tanya Landreth: Tanya works as an Application Developer

    • Jon Green: Jon is the Director of Talent Acquisition and has helped many people entering or progressing through their careers as software developers

TechCorps Elementary Computer Science Curriculum

To celebrate Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), TECH CORPS and Hyland have created a fun, interactive computer science lesson for elementary school students!

This year, we are inviting teachers AND parents to join us in celebrating CSEdWeek by leading a lesson with students. Anyone can teach the lesson – no computer science background is required. Through easy-to-use programming tools, students will learn to create an animated sketch. This year’s theme focuses on kindness.

Although the lessons are geared towards elementary school students, it can be successfully implemented with any grade level!

Using FlipGrid, participants can share videos showing off their projects and access inspiring videos submitted by technology professionals. We will also be giving away computer science-inspired prizes.

For additional details and to sign up, complete the form at:

The deadline to sign up is Monday, November 30. Don’t delay – REGISTER TODAY!


Planning for the Hour of Code with your classroom that’s gone virtual? Try a CodeByte! Designed to fit smoothly into a distance learning plan, CodeBytes are easy-to-digest, 20 minute interactive lessons that will stream during Computer Science Education Week.

We saw how many people loved taking a Code Break earlier this year. So, we’re packaging up that CS goodness into 5 different fun-sized CodeBytes during the week!

Every episode features a new lesson that blends computer science with real-world topics. One day, students will use Dance Party to get creative and express themselves. Another day, they’ll explore environmental sustainability with Artificial Intelligence.

CodeBytes are great for:

  • Students with varying access to technology. Participants can tune-in and interact whether they have a laptop, tablet, or smartphone!

  • Young students who may not be ready for fully self-led Hour of Code activities.

  • Older students who want to engage in a group lesson.

  • Parents and caretakers looking to supplement their child’s learning at home.

  • Educators looking for a simple, pre-planned way to bring the Hour of Code to their virtual classrooms.

Interested? Watch the live lessons or recordings here!

CodeBytes Episode Schedule

  • Monday, December 7th - Train a Computer AI

    • Recommended for grades 6-12

    • American Sign Language (ASL) is a way to communicate without speaking. We’ll be training a computer to read sign language with our own images of ASL letters.

    • 11:00 am and 4:30 pm

  • Tuesday, December 8th - Dance Party!

    • Recommended for grades K-5

    • Everyone’s invited to a digital dance off as we code characters to do your favorite dance moves in Dance Party!

    • 11:00 am and 4:30 pm

  • Wednesday, December 9th - Outbreak Simulator

    • Recommended for grades 4-12

    • A virus has infected Monster Town! We’ll code an Outbreak Simulator and make predictions about what will happen to the neighbors of Monster Town.

    • 11:00 am and 4:30 pm

  • Thursday, December 10th - Design Apps for Good

    • Recommended for grades 6-12

    • Want to help your community? Learn the basics of designing a simple app in AppLab that you can immediately share with others.

    • 11:00 am and 4:30 pm

  • Friday, December 11th - Minecraft: Hero's Journey

    • Recommended for grades 3-7

    • Let’s dig into the world of Minecraft to help the Agent activate switches, place blocks, and clear obstacles to pick up items for the journey!

    • 11:00 am and 4:30 pm

Additional Resources

  • CS Fundamentals for Elementary Schools

  • Teaching Code by Apple

  • Scratch

    • Use this coding site to connect art and creativity with computer science! Also allow your students to collaborate with their classmates or with other students from around the world!

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  • Ohio Department of Education Resources

    • Use this website to get educator resources and guidelines for teaching computer science in Ohio!

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