Exciting Events & Activities

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Announces the Climate Superstar Challenge: Are you ready to turn your students into Climate Superstars? Climate Superstars Challenge* is open for registration! This year the contest has been improved to make it easier for teachers like you to participate and win great prizes for your classroom: (Oct 4, 2021)

  • Complete 7 of 10 fun and easy tasks about environmental literacy with your students.

  • Tasks can be completed over one full month from October 1-31.

  • Enter to win one of three $5,000 e-vouchers for Samsung products for the classroom.

CS is Elementary Family Code Night: Year-Round Family Engagement - Free for Every Elementary School - Play Classic Coding, Discover Artificial intelligence (AI), Explore Cybersecurity, Learn Creative Computing and more! Schedule a night and put your school on the map! Get started! Fall 2021: Classic Coding - Eight dates to choose from - starts October 6.What is Family Code Night: Classic Coding? A live, one-hour online event at which children and parents pair up to learn the basics of coding, together. You'll explore and play using Hour of Code™ puzzles from Code.org®. Free! Scheduling is easy! Family invitation provided. Puts YOUR School on the CS is Elementary National Schools Map. (Oct 04, 2021):

CSTA Announces the 2021-22 Equity Fellowship Cohort: The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) is excited to announce the 15 participants of the 2021–22 Equity Fellowship, (in partnership with Microsoft and Google.org). Meet the new fellows here! (Sep 22, 2021):

Teachable Machine: a web-based tool that makes creating machine learning models fast, easy, and accessible to everyone. Train a computer to recognize your own images, sounds, & poses. A fast, easy way to create machine learning models for your sites, apps, and more – no expertise or coding required. (Sep 5, 2021)

The Artificial Intelligence for K-12 Initiative (AI4K12): jointly sponsored by Association of Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) is developing (1) national guidelines for AI education for K-12, (2) an online, curated resource Directory to facilitate AI instruction, and (3) a community of practitioners, researchers, resource and tool developers focused on the AI for K-12 audience. Teachable Machine is a great tool and this app (offered through AI4K12) makes it easier to use on an iPad. (Note: training may be slow on older iPads.)

Computational Thinking: Have you wondered what Computational Thinking (CT) is? Learn and explain everything about Computational Thinking (Aug 29, 2021):

Machine Learning: Have you wondered what Machine Learning (ML) is? Explain machine learning to different audiences: a child, teen, a college student, a grad student, and an expert. (Aug 29, 2021)

Artificial Intelligence: Have you wondered what Artificial Intelligence (AI) is? Now even K-5 students can learn about Artificial Intelligence (AI). Involve your students with Discover The 5 Big Ideas Of AI - an interesting watch about AI. Educators and students can participate in the AI COVID Warrior Contest - with or without Coding! Deadline to register is Aug 31st, 2021. Give it a try! (Aug 26, 2021)

Artificial Intelligence Ethics: As you dive into Artificial Intelligence (AI) - we want to stress the importance of ethics and share a great resource: Explore AI Ethics - a curated directory of educational resources for teaching and learning about the ethics of artificial intelligence. (Aug 26, 2021)

Code at Home Activity: Have you ever wanted to learn how to program your own game? This Meteor Catcher Game Series activity will give you your chance! (Aug 23, 2021)