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So What Are You Doing the Week of December 5?

The process of starting a new school year is empowering, exhilarating, and exhausting all at the same time. Even though it's been five years since I was in the classroom, I still get the itch to make big plans and do new cool stuff. I even love the smell of a new school year. I can't resist buying new markers and erasers!

This year holds even bigger opportunities for CS teachers. Computer Science Education Week (December 5-11) is your open-door to bragging about your students' accomplishments to colleagues and parents, exciting students about the future they can have in CS, building your program with up-to-date resources, and in general, celebrating the power and joy of CS education.

This is a perfect time to plan collaborative projects between CS classes and other departments in your school. Showcase the impact CS has on every field and the power it holds to make the world a better place. Computer Science Education Week will be here before you know it, so it's time to get cracking!

* Make plans now to do something fun in celebration of our week.
* Consider joining with colleagues near and far for joint activities.
* Check out the long list of classroom resources on the CS Education Week site.
* Plan to include the soon-to-be-available audio and video "morning announcements."
* Share your ideas and plans here in the blog or thru the Connect With Us link.
* Involve the media in announcing and reporting your activities. It's OK to brag!

Pat Phillips
Editor, CSTA Voice

Comments

Our school has just finalized our plan to celebrate during CS Education week. Our AP students will be giving Technology Tips to the student body during announcements. On Friday, we'll have a short assembly and we will be having a senior give an overview of One Note to the students.
Visit our site and let us know what you will be doing.
http://sws.lhps.org/Default.aspx?alias=sws.lhps.org/computerscienceed

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