Elementary School Computer Science Education

Events & Announcements

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SEPjr Program: New Cohort PD - Teaching Computer Science w/ Physical Computing

May 7th, 2022

Scratch Week

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.

Want to learn more, get started with the CS for All Blueprint & SEPjr School Workbook.

SEPjr SPotlight: WELCOME the 2021-2022 Teacher COhort

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