Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science. CSEdWeek is held in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906).

The Greater Austin STEM Ecosystem is collaborating with organizations to amplify events throughout the week of December 3 – 9, 2018, and computer science education efforts across the community.

Add your events to the campaign!

All Week
Hour of Code Activities
Classrooms & Programs Across Central Texas

Hour of Code activities are being hosted all across Central Texas and the globe. Be sure your activity is added in on the CSEdWeek and Hour of Code websites and recognized!

All Week (and thru November 2019)
Mouse Spark
Online Opportunity for Classrooms & Programs

Mouse which recently merged with Code/Interactive, is a national nonprofit that empowers all youth and educators to engage with computer science and creative technology to solve real problems and make meaningful change in our world.

We are so excited to announce we have now rolled out Mouse Spark, a no-cost version of our platform, Mouse Create with access to a entire coding course aligned to K12CS Framework and ISTE Standards.We want to help create access for all youth and educators to engage with creative technology and computer science

Saturday, December 1 through Friday, December 14
Hour of Code Sessions
All Apple Stores

Apple unveiled new resources designed to bring coding education through the Everyone Can Code program to even more students around the world. Starting today, customers can register for thousands of free Hour of Code sessions, available at all Apple Store locations around the world from December 1 through 14.

The company also introduced Swift Coding Club materials to help teach coding outside of the classroom with Swift, Apple’s easy-to-learn programming language used by professional developers to create world-class apps. And to help prepare and develop students for the workforce, the company unveiled new Advanced Placement curriculum and App Development with Swift certification. Read more online.

Friday, December 7
Texas Women and Girls in STEM Summit
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The University of Texas at Austin

Hosted by the Texas Girls Collaborative Project, join in the 2nd Annual Texas Women & Girls in STEM Summit designed to share best practices, connect organizations and individuals, and showcase outstanding efforts to increase the number of girls in STEM and support the retention of women in STEM careers. Breakout sessions cover topics ranging pre-K / elementary school engagement, middle school engagement, high school engagement,  and college engagement, to workforce engagement / corporate women in STEM/tech affinity groups. Join participants from companies, universities, schools and non-profits across Texas! Full agenda and registration details online.

Saturday, December 8
UT STEM Professional Development Day
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The University of Texas at Austin

Hosted by the UT K12 STEM Collaborative, 4 programs from UT Austin are joining forces to offer several STEM professional development workshops and up to 7 hours of CPE credits during the first-ever UT STEM Professional Development Day. Several computer-science related workshops are being offered in addition to Science Action Club: Bug Safari citizen science curriculum, SciGirls hands-on STEM activity curriculum, and more. Learn about all the workshops and register online.

Saturday, December 8
STEM Scouts Hour of Code Event
Two Sessions: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.
ACC Highland Campus

Boy Scouts of America invites all of the youth in Austin to participate in an hour of code learning how to develop an app that solves a world problem. With STEM professionals as mentors, students will build an an innovative app for a scouting scholarship and badge! Learn more online.

Sunday, December 9
ChickTech Tech Faire
Two Sessions: 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Texas State School for the Deaf

The Chicktech Tech Faire will showcase the projects developed by the high school girls who are participating in ChickTech: High School kick-off weekend. Chicktech: High School is a year-long program that provides 100 area high school girls with hands-on technology activities, mentoring opportunities, and exposure to area employers and technology careers.


Past Computer Science Education Week Amplifications: