Five Ways to Get Involved in Computer Science Education Week

Computer Science Education Week (CS Ed Week) – an annual event dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to get excited about computer science – is an ideal time to spark a love of computer science at your school and discover resources to implement continued computer science learning all year long.

That’s why we’re thrilled to share five ways you can join us in supporting CS Ed Week.

Here are a few great ways for you and your students to get involved:

1.) Visit PLTW’s New CS Ed Week Microsite

Our CS Ed Week microsite is an excellent source of computer science education resources and inspiring computer science stories for educators, parents, and students alike. Visit now to learn more about empowering students to become builders of tech, during CS Ed Week and all year long.

2.) Bring the Fun of Rosie’s Runtime to Your Classroom

In Rosie's Runtime – an unplugged computer science activity from PLTW Launch – students get an introduction to computer science through an interactive game that rivals recess. Using a life-sized game board and "code cards," students learn how computers “think” by directing Rosie the Robotic Dog through a maze. Download the activity to celebrate CS Ed Week and help your K-5 students learn about computer science.

3.) Share Your #CSimpact Story

How has computer science made a difference in your life? Get involved in the CS Ed Week conversation and share your experience to inspire others and raise awareness of the importance of computer science. Simply log on to Twitter or Facebook and share your thoughts using the hashtag #CSimpact. You can also submit your story to us through our story submission form for the opportunity to be featured on our site and win prizes!

4.) Get Inspired by Student and Teacher Spotlights 

Learn how computer science has made a difference in the lives of PLTW students and teachers across the country in this inspiring series of profiles: 

Profile: PLTW Alumnus Aaron Suarez 

Profile: PLTW Alumna Jamie Gorson

Profile: PLTW Master Teacher Scott Lukesh

Profile: PLTW Alumna Elginia Georgia Walz  

5.) Post Your CS Ed Week Experiences and Tag Us!

We’d love to see the happenings in your classroom during CS Ed Week! To share your experiences with us, post pictures on your social media account throughout Computer Science Education Week and tag PLTW or use the hashtag #PLTW. 

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating computer science – during CS Ed Week and beyond!