What is the role of robotics in Computer Science classrooms in 2019?

We are excited to explore the current state of robotics education in the K-12 classroom. What is available for robotics hardware? Programming language support? Professional development for teachers? Curricula and grade-level appropriate materials? Join us on Tuesday, February 19 at 7:30 pm ET, for this webinar. Our main host Neil Plotnick will chat with the following guests to learn more where we are with robotics in the CS classroom: Elizabeth Kiken of Dexter Industries [They feature robots based on the Raspberry Pi and micro:bit controller] Bambi Brewer of Birdbrain Technologies [Their robots include the Finch and Hummingbird kit]. Access the meeting room here:   Please note there is a technical issue with our website. This webinar is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET.

Counselors for Computing: Collaborating for CS Equity and Access

Did you know some of your greatest allies in advocating for computer science (CS) might work right alongside you every day? CS educators across the nation are finding that collaborating with their school counselors yields positive results in directing students to viable education and career opportunities. On January 8 at 7pm ET, we held a webinar with Counselors for Computing (C4C) from NCWIT and discovered key strategies for creating a positive partnership with your counselors for CS advocacy in your school. Click here to access the recording. Click here for the recording with captions. See slides below.  

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. Click here for the recording with captions. 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. Click here for the recording with captions. 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. Click here for the recording with captions. 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!