How To Get Involved with Georgia Tech for Computer Science Education Week

Breaking the Code, Computer Science Education Week 2018
November 20, 2018
Communications Officer

Computer Science Education Week (CSEW) is an annual nationwide movement with a goal to inspire kids in K through 12 education to take an interest in computer science.

This year, CSEW will be observed Dec. 3 - 9. To celebrate, Georgia Tech has created several opportunities for students and members of the public to participate in exciting computing activities.

The Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech, a part of the College of Computing, is leading the charge in 2018’s celebration with a series of webinars, a live Twitter chat, and on-campus activities.

See below for a schedule of events:

Dec. 4

breakingtheCode = [Underrepresented Students in CS] Webinar

7 p.m.

Register Here

Meet the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing Fellows and learn how they are expanding access to computer science in low-resourced schools. They will share instructional strategies and ideas to engage underrepresented students in AP Computer Science Principles.

Dec. 5

breakingtheCode = [Equity in K-16 Education] Live Twitter Chat

7 p.m.

Join us at @GT_CCEC or use #BreakingTheCodeGT

Please join Constellations Director of Educational Innovation and Leadership, Lien Diaz, at 7 p.m. for a live Twitter chat via our handle @GT_CCEC or #BreakingTheCodeGT. She will be joined by leading computer science education experts, Dr. Nicol R. Howard (University of Redlands, California), Regina Schaffer (Middletown Township School District, New Jersey), Tammy G. Neil (Suwanee Country Schools, Florida), and Rafranz David (Lufkin ISD, Texas). 

Dec. 6

breakingtheCode = [Prioritize CS Ed In Your School] Webinar

6 p.m.

Register Here

Join Constellations Director of Educational Innovation and Leadership Lien Diaz for a webinar geared toward school administrators. She will be joined by administrators and teachers from Atlanta’s Mays High School, which is a Constellations partner school. Participants will hear first-hand what it's like to have a Constellations program in your school, and the challenges and successes they have experienced so far. They’ll also provide tips and insights for bringing computer science into their schools.

Dec. 7

breakingtheCode = [breakingbarriers] Georgia Tech Tour and Showcase

9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

*This event is by invitation only

Constellations partner schools are invited to Georgia Tech for a campus tour, student showcase, and lunch. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour places like a Georgia Tech robotics lab and the aerospace building, while also hearing from exciting speakers and more.

Outside of this special week, Georgia Tech is constantly pursuing avenues to increase access to computer science education. From creating Earsketch to an app for chronically ill children, Georgia Tech is committed to creating the next generation of computer scientists.