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How USC K-12 STEM Center can help teachers during CS Ed Week

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Learn more about the state of Computer Science Education here!

  • CoderZ Coding Competition at USC on Saturday, 12/7 – learn more here
  • Connect your K-12 class with a USC Viterbi student who is majoring in CS. In a virtual session, USC Viterbi students will share their love of coding, talk about majoring in CS, and encourage the K-12 students to get the most out of Hour of Code.
  • TEACHERS: REGISTER HERE BY 11/20.
  • USC STUDENTS: VOLUNTEER HERE BY 11/20.
  • Additionally, the USC student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers will present their annual Goldiblocks give-away to an elementary and a middle school.  

Register your class for the Global Hour of Code

Resources to create an Hour of Code Activity:


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Code a Dance Party to share with your friends. Featuring Katy Perry, Madonna, J. Balvin, Sia, Keith Urban, Ciara, and 25 more!


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Students created innovative stories using Google's "An Amazing Discovery" on Scratch 3 .

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Google's CS activities cater to elementary and middle school learners.


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Google engineer Prabir Pradhan shows a student how to debug his code.

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A wide range of activities for K-12 learners is available through Code.org. Find the right activity here!


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Google engineer Scott Wu (right) and USC students on a virtual call to schools.


Teacher Trainings from USC and Code.org


Elementary school teachers are invited to a Saturday professional training on the Code.org Computer Science Fundamentals course, sponsored by Code.org and USC Viterbi – and we can book the workshop at or near your school! Contact us here: kmills@usc.edu

Applications open in October 2019 for middle and high school teachers for a full scholarship to Code.org’s nine-day training sequence to bring Computer Science Discoveries and Computer Science Principles (including the AP version) to schools next year. This training begins with a 5-day Summer Immersion workshop followed by Quarterly Saturday workshops through the implementation year.


 

Learn more about how USC K-12 STEM Center supports CS Education here!

FAQ

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is an organization that provides seven-week summer immersion programs and year long school clubs for young women in high school, in hopes of closing the gender gap in technology.

Girls Who Code Clubs

Girls Who Code Clubs are led by Facilitators, who are 18+ and can be teachers, computer scientists, librarians, parents, college students or volunteers from any background or field.