Computer Science Collaboration Project
December 2014

The vision of the Computer Science Collaboration Project is to efficiently increase participation of underrepresented groups in computer science opportunities and activities by effectively building collaborations between K-12, community-based organizations, higher education and industry. 

The Hour of Code  is Here! No Experience Necessary! 

The Hour of Code campaign, organized by Code.org as part of Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), aims to demystify computer science for students across  children with laptop the country by taking them through introductory tutorials that can be completed online, on a smartphone, or even unplugged. Code.org will offer online tutorials (available in 30 languages) authored by numerous educational groups and is challenging teachers, parents, and even employers to encourage students of all ages to engage during CSEdWeek, December 8-14, 2014.
Join: http://hourofcode.com/us 

Computer Science Events

CSEdWeek Logo Computer Science Education Week
December 8-14, 2014
Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is the annual awareness program for computer science education. Organized by the Computing in the Core coalition and Code.org, it is a call to action to raise awareness (particularly in the K-12 environment) about the importance of computer science education and its connection to careers in computing and other fields.

Join: http://www.csedweek.org 

 

The Richard Tapia Conference
Boston, MA
February 18-21, 2015
The Richard Tapia Conference brings together diverse leading researchers to present state-of-the-art topics in the field of computing. This year's conference theme is "Diversity at Scale" as the Tapia Conference celebrates efforts to move diversity in all aspects of computing beyond conversation and study into full practice and implementation.
Register: http://tapiaconference.org 

California State University, Northridge (CSUN) Center on Disabilities Conference
San Diego, CA
March 2-7, 2015
The CSUN 2015 Conference provides an inclusive setting for researchers, practitioners, exhibitors, end users, speakers and other participants to share knowledge and best practices in the field of assistive technology. The conference will showcase cutting edge inclusive technology designed to facilitate full participation of persons with disabilities in educational, workplace, and social settings. Early Bird registration ends on February 3, 2015.  
Register: http://www.csun.edu/cod/conference/2015/sessions/index.php 

SIGCSE 2015 Conference
Kansas City, MO
March 4-7, 2015
The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) brings together colleagues from around the world to present papers, panels, posters, special sessions, and workshops, (and new this year demos and lightning talks) to discuss computer science education in sessions and informal settings. Early registration ends on February 1, 2015.
Register: http://sigcse2015.sigcse.org/index.html#attend 

International Conference on Education, Training and Informatics: icETI 2015
Orlando, FL
March 10-13, 2015
icETI 2015 brings together researchers, professionals and practitioners from private and public sectors in education, training, and informatics. Fostering collaborative research and development, this conference is designed to share ideas, results of research, and innovative services or products, in a multi- and inter-disciplinary intellectual climate.
Details: http://www.iiis-spring15.org/icsit/registration/bor2-Guide.asp?vc=31

Resources
Quorum Logo
Accessible Hour of Code  
Hour of Code has a new accessible option available: Quorum Hour of Code Tutorial. Quorum started as an interpreted language originally designed to be easier to hear through screen readers for blind or visually impaired users and eventually became a general purpose programming language designed for any user.
http://quorumlanguage.com/documents/hourofcode/part1.php

Big Dream
Big Dream is a documentary film that follows the stories of seven young women in technology fields around the globe. Each story takes a look at these young women's ambitions and how they overcome personal challenges to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. One of the goals of the film is to excite young women, their families, and friends about the possibilities inherent in STEM fields.
http://www.bigdreammovement.com 

CODE2040 Summer Fellowship Program Applications Now Open
CODE2040 Summer Fellowship Program places high performing Black and Latino/a software engineering students in internships with top tech companies and provides mentorship, leadership training, and network development. Submission deadline is January 5, 2015.
Computer Science Toolkit and Gaming
The lessons included in this toolkit provide a fun and safe environment for girls to experience computing and gain the knowledge, encouragement, and the support they need to become future innovators in technology.
http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/collaboration/focus/womenincomputing/tools-to-learn-cs.aspx

Free Online Publication: Universal Design in Higher Education
DO-IT is pleased to announce a new online publication, Universal Design in Higher Education: Promising Practices, in which practitioners share promising practices related to the application of universal design in post secondary education settings. The new publication is available for free online.
http://hepg.org/hep-home/books/universal-design-in-higher-education

Moving Beyond Computer Literacy: Why should schools teach computer science?
This National Center for Women & Information Technology resource provides information about the value of computer science curriculum for students, educators, and local and national economies. It offers steps schools can take to successfully incorporate computer science education
Teach the Hour of Code in the Classroom
Hour of Code is an introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code" and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, an innovator. Check out a variety of self-guided tutorials on a browser, tablet, or smartphone. The website features unplugged tutorials for classrooms without computers. No experience needed.
CSCP Program Directory - Register Your Program Today!

The CSCP Program Directory lists organizations and programs that focus on motivating underrepresented youth to pursue careers in computer science. 

 

The purpose of the CSCP Program Directory is to help organizations and individuals network, share resources, and collaborate on computer science related projects. The Directory contains program descriptions, resources available within each organization, program and/or organization needs, and contact information. Submitted entries undergo review and verification prior to publication.

 

Register your program: http://www.cscproject.org/index.php?q=pd/newprogram 

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