Learning from Home: Online Professional Learning for Teachers of CS

Have you attended a face-to-face workshop and gotten hooked on computational thinking? Are you looking for ways to extend your knowledge in computer science education but don’t know where to start? On Tuesday, November 27 at 7:30pm ET, representatives at the College of St. Scholastica and WeTeachCS talked about virtual learning opportunities available to teachers. From a full certificate program to self-paced courses, there’s something for all teachers. Click here to access the recording. See slides below.  

#CSK8 Twitter Chat: Emphasizing Creativity during #CSEdWeek/#HourofCode

(CS for All Teachers is a guest supporter of the #CSK8 Twitter chat this week!) We would be thankful if you join us on “Thanksgiving Eve” (or just Wednesday if you’re not in the US), 11/21, at 5pm PT/8pm ET for #csk8 chat. We will be talking about Emphasizing Creativity During #CSEdWeek / #HourofCode & Beyond! #CSforAll #tynkerchat #elemcode To join or follow, check out #CSK8 on Twitter on 11/21/2018 at 8:00PM ET/5:00PM PT.    

This is Computer Science?!! Another “Add-in” or Already There?

Is it possible to teach the fundamentals of computer science (CS) to your elementary students and not know them yourself? Probably! Regardless of whether your school has a 1:1 device initiative or none:1, this engaging webinar was designed specifically for elementary teachers. The focus of this webinar was on integrating CS with math using “unplugged” activities. This webinar was held on November 8, 2018 at 7:30pm ET.   Click here to access the recording. See slides below.  

Champions of Computer Science Awards Deadline!

In celebration of the 2018 Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) and are pleased to present the second annual Champions of Computer Science Awards! They will be celebrating students, teachers, schools, districts, and organizations who’ve achieved something outstanding in CS education this year. If you know someone who’s achieved something outstanding in computer science education this past year, tell them about it at! You can also scroll down the page to see last year’s winners.  Nominations are open through November 2. Winners will be awarded a trip to Seattle for the CSEdWeek Kickoff event, and will be recognized onstage.

ECS v8 & What’s New in the World of CS Education

Are you teaching Exploring Computer Science (ECS) this year? Did you know version 8 was released summer 2018? This webinar was held on Tuesday, October 23 at 7:30pm ET with Don Yanek and one of the ECS team members who helped to develop modifications for the Unit 4/Scratch lessons. He shared some ideas behind the lessons, practices we want students to be engaged in, and skills they can apply. This opportunity focused on improving ECS instruction. Click here to access the recording. See slides below.

ScratchEd Meetup

ScratchEd Meetups are peer-designed professional learning experiences inspired by the unconference model. This means that at any given event, you decide what your learning looks like! At a Meetup, you can share, create, and learn with other educators who are also passionate about teaching with Scratch in the classroom. Anyone who is interested in connecting with fellow educators and learning more about using Scratch in educational settings is welcome to participate.   September ScratchEd Meetups Sept 15: Eket, Nigeria Sept 22: Boston, MA / Barcelona, Spain / Lexington, KY  Sept 26: Richmond, VA Learn more about the ScratchEd Meetups Network and find one near you!  

Computer Science - POGIL Workshop in Salt Lake City, UT 8/3/2018

POGIL is a pedagogy based on active learning which has been demonstrated to be effective in improving learning in lecture courses across STEM subjects. While POGIL activity collections exist for chemistry, biology, calculus, and computer science, educators from all disciplines are welcome! This workshop will be most appropriate to teachers who have never attended a POGIL workshop before.    If you can make the day trip to Westminster College in Salt Lake City, please come to our POGIL workshop from 9 am - 5 pm on Friday, August 3, 2018. You can register at:    See the attached flyer for more details or email Helen Hu -  


This webinar in the CSP series focused on summertime PD efforts around AP CS Principles and Computer Science Education. The webinar covered the key components that teachers should look for in a PD workshop or course. Our webinar guests, Carol Fletcher (Deputy Director for STEM Education, UT Austin) and Brook Osborne (Education Manager at, will address these key topics and much more. The webinar took place on June 4th, 2018 from 7:30pm (ET) to 8:30pm (ET) / 4:30PM (PT) to 5:30PM (PT). Click here to access the recording. See slides below.