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Code Beats with VCU Engineering is Almost Here!

27 March, 2020 Code Beats with VCU Engineering is Almost Here!

  School is out, but VCU College of Engineering is offering free programs and resources to help keep kids learning and discovering for the rest of the school year and beyond. A free online coding camp for middle school students called Code Beats will be offered next week by David Shepherd, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Computer […]

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Free CS Courses and Resources Through Amazon Future Engineer

23 March, 2020

Attention school leaders, computer science teachers and parents! Amazon Future Engineer has made a whole suite of amazing tools and resources available for free to parents and students through at least August 2020. This suite of offerings includes a virtual robotics program, CoderZ, and Amazon Future Engineers’s Edhesive computer science high school courses for middle […]

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Eureka Workshop Kid’s Programs and Robotics Coronavirus Updates

19 March, 2020

Hello Eureka Workshop Families!         As you know, Computer Science Education is our mission, but CodeVA cares most about the health and wellness of our students, parents, grandparents, families, employees, teachers, and the public at large. In the interest of public health, we’re encouraging you to practice social distancing and to work […]

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CodeVA’s Coronavirus Response

        As you know, Computer Science Education is our mission, but CodeVA cares most about the health and wellness of our employees, teachers, students, parents, grandparents, families, and the public at large. In the interest of public health, we’re practicing social distancing by encouraging you to work from home.        […]

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Bored Kids at Home?

18 March, 2020 Bored Kids at Home?

Looking for something to entertain your students during school closures?   Fear not! Our Children’s Programming Director, Maggie Smith, has started compiling activities, resources, and helpful organizations in an instagram highlight on her account! Be sure to send us photos of what your students are up to and let us know if you have any great […]

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VDOE Instructional Support During School Closures

16 March, 2020

In an effort to support teachers and schools during this time, multiple resources have been provided by the VDOE and different education organizations. These resources may expand as more organizations provide support for K-12 instruction. We will do our best to keep you updated on reliable resources that become available. 1. Zoom Video Conferencing The […]

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Nominate Yourself or a Colleague for the 2020 CS Teaching Excellence Awards!

28 February, 2020

Calling all K-12 computer science teachers to apply for The Computer Science Teachers Association’s (CSTA) 2020 CS Teaching Excellence Awards. Winners demonstrate their excellent work by:  – inspiring students to explore the computer science field – effectively engaging students in learning rigorous, standards-aligned, computer science content – focusing on broadening participation of underrepresented students in […]

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Governor Northam Announces $1.3 Million in Grants to Advance Computer Science Education in Virginia Schools

27 February, 2020

Governor Ralph Northam announced on February 17th that more than $1.3 million in state grants have been made to support the implementation of Virginia’s Computer Science Standards of Learning. This funding will help increase access to K-12 computer science programs, prepare students for high-demand jobs. The grants were awarded to seven school districts and four […]

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Governor Northam Announces Women in Innovation Conference March 17 in Richmond!

10 February, 2020

“The Women in Innovation conference will once again bring together a diverse community of successful women leaders and entrepreneurs to share their stories and empower one another,” said Governor Northam. “Events like this help encourage more young women to pursue their passions and join the ranks of Virginia pioneers in fast-growing, high-demand STEM fields.” This […]

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VDOE Computer Science Cross-Curricular Integration Resource

7 February, 2020

The VDOE has posted a resource to assist with cross-curricular computer science integration. This document lists CS standards in grades K-8 aligned with the standards and concepts in related content areas. This is not a comprehensive list of all CS standards, but rather just includes those that have direct content alignment. It is a dynamic […]

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