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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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VDOE Computer Science Instruction Plan Writer Request

8 January, 2020

The VDOE is asking computer science leaders and instructional specialists to assist in the writing of Computer Science Instructional Plans (CSIPs). These instructional plans will be developed to support teachers as they integrate Computer Science instruction. When recommending teachers, the VDOE would like you to consider the following: 1. Experience: we would prefer that teachers […]

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Betting Big On Tech 2019, Thank You Solvaria!

12 December, 2019

Solvaria was able to make a $32,000 donation after their third annual 2019 Betting Big on Tech Charity Casino Night. We’re appreciative of the efforts of Solvaria to host this exciting event for us, and especially appreciative of the sponsors, friends, and supporters of Solvaria and CodeVA that made the night an enjoyable experience for […]

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CS Education Week 2019: K-12 Computer Science Competition

28 October, 2019

Are you ready to let your students shine? The Virginia Department of Education, The Science Museum of Virginia, and Code Virginia are hosting a competition open to all Virginia students during CS ED Week! We want to know about your K-12 students relationship to Computer Science in their neighborhood. We encourage students to address the […]

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Toshiba America Foundation: Call for Teacher Grant Applications

30 September, 2019

Wanted: Classroom Innovators! Toshiba America Foundation accepts applications from teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students. The foundation awards grants of up to $1,000 to K-5th grade (and above or below $5,000 to 6-12th grade) public or private nonprofit schools in support of hands-on science or math education projects. The […]

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Secretary Of Education Visits HCPS

9 May, 2019

HARRISONBURG — Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni visited Harrisonburg High School on Wednesday to learn about the computer science program offered at the school. Qarni later visited Bluestone Elementary, stopping by classrooms and discussing student-centered instructional practices with teachers and the school’s leadership team. Computer science teachers Perry Shank and Jon Stapleton, along with Harrisonburg […]

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