Elementary School Spotlight

Virtual Family Creative Coding Nights on the World Stage

World Education Forum - OCS, Scratch, and Sayre.mp4

Principal Adekunle from Sayre Language Academy and the Elementary Team of the Office of Computer Science presented at World Education Week, an event that picked 100 schools from across the world as examples of the incredible work of educators working to promote a higher and better standard of education for all.

Along with with Mitch Resnick the Creator of Scratch and Director of the Life-Long Kindergarten Group at MIT and Champika Fernando Executive Director of the Scratch Foundation, we talked about our work developing a Virtual Creative Family Coding Nights Implementation Guide. You can read about how to bring a virtual creative coding night to your school using the guide below!

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!