Elementary School Computer Science Education
Events & Announcements
SEPjr Office Hours
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SEPjr Program: New Cohort PD - Teaching Computer Science w/ Physical Computing
May 7th, 2022
May 15th to 21st, 2022 / Information Link
SEPjr Program: Maker Month
May 2nd to 27th, 2022 / Information Link
RESPECT Conference - Philadelphia, PA
May 22nd to 24th, 2022 / Information Link
ISTE Conference - New Orleans, LA
June 26th to 29th, 2022 / Information & Registration Link
CSTA Conference - Chicago, IL
July 14th to 17th, 2022 / Information & Registration Link
Scratch Conference - Virtual
July 21st, 2022 / Information & Registration Link
What is the SEPjr Program?
In September 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the Computer Science for All (CS4All) Initiative, an initiative that will provide computer science (CS) education to every public school student by 2025. In an effort to support this goal in elementary schools, the CS4All team is proud to offer the Software Engineering Program Jr. (SEPjr), a comprehensive CS program for kindergarten through fifth-grade students that includes high-quality curriculum, training, and ongoing teacher and school leader support.
The goals of SEPjr are to (1) increase the number of elementary students, particularly from traditionally underrepresented groups, who learn computer science, (2) develop students’ computational thinking and problem-solving skills in real-world contexts, and (3) enable students to engage in computer science instruction in each year of elementary school. The SEPjr Program implements content and curriculum designed to provide all students in the school with deep exposure to CS concepts and practices through a “sequence” of CS experiences that build on each other from from year to year, thus offering a truly rich elementary school CS experience that exceeds the CS4All goal of a single meaningful unit.