COVID-19 Resources For Teachers

Are you an Elementary School computer science educator looking for support during COVID-19?

Are you a High School computer science educator looking for support during COVID-19?

Teacher Appreciation Week

The work of the incredible computer science teachers at CPS empowers a generation of Chicagoans, delivering them the tools they need to revolutionize our communities, our nation, and the world. Our gratitude is beyond measure. CPS teachers rock :).

Go to CSTA's Conference for free!

To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, CSTA is excited to provide 100 scholarships to Chicago teachers to attend their CSTA 2020 Virtual Conference! Scholarships cover the cost of registration for the event, set for July 13-14, from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Apply by May 17!

Elementary School Spotlight

PPE at Locke Elementary

Mrs. Baut showing her printed facemask to her class over videochat.Katie C's posterCarousel image

Students at Locke Elementary School are collaborating with their teacher, Mrs. Baut, to create a campaign to fund 3D-printed face masks for coronavirus first responders. Take a look at a videos of their process, and, including an explanation of the 3D printer used to make the masks.

High School Spotlight

The Solin Flatpack Face Shield

Makers all over the world have rallied to produce nearly 4 million pieces of personal protective equipment for medical professionals fighting COVID-19. Jeff Solin a CS teacher at Lane Tech HS has already added more than 8,000 units of his reusable, compact, face shields to that total, and along with the Illinois PPE Network is set to produce 70,000 more units.

Check out Jeff's website for an awesome peek into the design process and information about how to get involved!

Who in your school is doing awesome things with computer science?

Shine the spotlight by recommending their hard work to us! We'll make sure to share it with the world.