What Is Computer Science Education Week?
Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to get interested in computer science (CS). Held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906), CSEd Week will be celebrated December 9-15, 2019.
Admiral Hopper was an American computer scientist. Ahead of her time, she was one of the first programmers in the history of computers, and best known for programming the Harvard Mark I computer. She was a pioneer of computer programming and her belief was that programming languages should be as easily understood as English. She was highly influential on the development of one of the first programming languages called COBOL.
Celebrate CSEdWeek with Constellations
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our celebrations this year look a little different than normal. We'll still be celebrating our students, teachers, and more throughout the week. Follow us on Twitter to join the celebrations!
Get Ready for CS Ed Week
In November 2020, Constellations, the Georgia Department of Education, and CS4GA joined together to host the Getting Ready for CS Ed Week Workshop. The workshop featured 17 sessions led by the Constellations team and our friends at organizations like LEGO Education, Raspberry Pi Foundation, BootUpPD, and more. Explore the sessions to get ideas for your K-12 classroom.
The Constellations Center for Equity in Computing (Constellations) believes that computing education is a fundamental life skill in the 21st century, and is a primary gateway to participate in the modern economy, nationally and globally across multiple disciplines.
Efforts to increase awareness and success in computer science is especially important for females and students of color, populations who unfortunately and unjustly are left out of computer science opportunities and the tech workforce. To help combat these issues, Constellations runs a variety of programs, including one in the Atlanta Public School district, and FLIP, collaboration effort between Georgia Tech and the other top ten college computing programs in the country.