Computer Science Week 2018
Computer Science Week 2018
Posted on 11/30/2018
Gilbert Public Schools – Computer Science Week 2018

Computer Science Education Week is December 3rd—9th, so get ready to celebrate!

For Students, Teachers, and the GPS Community – Hour of Code

Hour of Code LogoMany schools throughout the Gilbert Public Schools District will be participating in the Hour of Code this week.

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Learn more at, try an hour yourself, or host an Hour of Code event to introduce others to the world of computing!

Gilbert Public Schools provides Chromebooks for Students

The 'Hour of Code™' is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week [] and [] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.

For a map of locations participating visit

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Gilbert Public Schools Computer Science Week 2018

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December 1, 2018: Computer Science Meetup for Educators Hosted by AzTEA & CSTA-AZ

Join AzTEA (Arizona Technology in Education Association) and CSTA-AZ (Computer Science Teachers Association) to celebrate the upcoming Computer Science Education Week. This event is a chance for educators of varying experiences to meet up in a social, informal setting and discuss resources, strategies, and ideas for teaching computer science. CSTA will provide an update of the state of computer science in Arizona and all attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and share ideas while enjoying a light breakfast and cool weather! 

December 6, 2018 Professional Development Class: 2. Google's CS First - Introducing Computer Science to Kids - Getting Started

Anyone can teach Computer Science First! Teachers, parents, and librarians alike have all used the theme-based CS First. No computer science experience needed. Instructional videos illustrate each activity, and everything you need is provided to guide the students and work with them individually. CS First projects involve block-based coding using Scratch. The CS First kit includes lesson plans and solution sheets for the teacher, as well as fun passports and stickers for the students. Students create computer science projects around different themes such as Sports, Art, and Fashion. Each theme contains 8 lessons of 60-90 minutes that can be tailored to fit your schedule.

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