Selecting Workshop Content

Elementary 4 CS

Grades K-8 Teachers: Elementary 4 CS (CS Fundamentals and CS First) - CS Fundamentals and CS First are elementary and middle school curricula that allows even the youngest students to explore the limitless world of computing. Courses blend online, self-guided, and self-paced tutorials with “unplugged” classroom activities that require no computer.

CS Discoveries

Grades 6-9 Teachers: CS Discoveries - Computer Science Discoveries (CS Discoveries) is an introductory computer science course appropriate for 6th - 10th grade students. The curriculum emphasizes problem-solving, creation, and collaboration, while introducing students to the many ways computer science impacts their lives.

Exploring CS

Grades 9-12 Teachers: Exploring Computer Science - Exploring Computer Science (ECS) is a high school course that provides students with an introduction to the world of computer science. ECS is a college prep (A-G) and Career Technical Education approved course.

CS Principles

Grades 9-12 Teachers: CS Principles - Computer Science Principles introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. More than a traditional introduction to programming, it is a rigorous, engaging, and approachable course that explores many of the foundational ideas of computing so all students understand how these concepts are transforming the world we live in.

Counselors 4 Computing

Counselors: Counselors for Computing - NCWIT Counselors for Computing (C4C) provides professional school counselors with information and resources they can use to support ALL students as they explore computer science education and careers.

#CSforCA Computer Science Workshop for School Administrators

Site and District Administrators: #CSforCA Computer Science Workshop for School Administrators - During the #CSforCA Administrator Workshop, site and district administrators will discuss the current state of computer science education equity in California; examine biases and the challenges they pose for equitable computer science education implementation; collaboratively brainstorm responses to common challenges of implementation, using the CS Equity Guide as a resource; and develop action plans and ongoing support with a professional learning community

    1. Coordination with curriculum providers

      1. Because these workshops exist within a larger effort, you may want to think about how the workshop content fits into the week-long multi-stakeholder experience

        1. Minimize duplication of content - Whatever your larger theme focuses on in panels or talks (equity, policy, multi-stakeholder involvement, etc.), be sure to inform facilitators, so that they can integrate content with their workshops, and/or avoid repeating similar content in their workshops

        2. Integrate workshops - Attendees found value in having other stakeholders (teachers, administrators, counselors) involved in their workshops. Consider brief cross-pollination of workshops to get diverse perspectives.

        3. Coordinate evaluation - A lot of value can come from attendee survey results, but survey fatigue is real. Be sure that attendees are clear what surveys are for the entire Summer of CS Week, and which are for their workshop, and be careful not to duplicate questions.

    2. State Standards

    3. SCRIPT rubric