Computer Science Collaboration Project
December 2015

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!
Hour of CODE logo Organized by Code.org as part of Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), December 7-13, 2015, the Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer programming, designed to demystify code. Students of all ages choose from a variety of self-guided tutorials. Participants do not need prior computer programming experience. Tutorials are available in 40 languages and work on any modern browser, tablet, smartphone, or even with no computer at all. New tutorials feature Disney's Frozen, Scrat from Ice Age, Angry Birds, and Plants vs. Zombies. How-to guides, template lesson plans, best practices, and an FAQ are available for those who wish to teach one Hour of Code.

Computer Science Events
CSEdWeek Logo
Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek)
December 7-13, 2015
CSEdWeek is the annual awareness program for computer science education. The CSEdWeek website includes tools to help advocate locally, tips for teaching the Hour of Code, and videos to inspire students to try computer science.

SIGCSE 2015 Conference
Memphis, TN
March 2-5, 2016
Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) brings together colleagues from around the world to present papers, panels, posters, proposals, special sessions, workshops, demos, lightning talks, and student research competitions to discuss computer science education in sessions and informal settings. A preliminary program is available.

International Conference on Education, Training and Informatics: icETI 2016  
Orlando, FL 
March 8-11, 2016 
icETI 2016 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 innovativ e services or products, in a multi- and inter-disciplinary intellectual climate.  

CSUN Conference: International Technology and Persons with Disabilities 
San Diego, CA
March 21-26, 2016 
The Center on Disabilities at California State University's (CSUN) International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference provides an inclusive setting for researchers, practitioners, exhibitors, and end users to share knowledge and best practices in the field of assistive technology. The conference will showcase cutting edge technology and practical solutions to be utilized to remove barriers that prevent the full participation of persons with disabilities in educational, workplace, and social settings.
Register: http://www.csun.edu/cod/conference/2016/sessions 
 
TAPIA 2016 : Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference
Austin, TX
September 14-16, 2016
TAPIA 2016 brings together diverse leading researchers to present state-of-the-art topics in the field of computing. This year's theme is "Diversity Matters!" Registration opens April 2016 .
Resources
CODE2040 Technical Applicant Prep (TAP) Program
CODE2040 ArrowThe TAP program prepares Black and Latino/a students to access and succeed at acquiring employment (intern or full-time) at top tech companies. TAP addresses barriers to success via complementary workshops, retreats, online tools and meetups, as well as coaching and mentoring. Students may enroll online.
CODE Girl Logo CodeGirl: A Documentary Film
Code Girl is a documentary film following the journey of a global mobile app competition for high school girls called Technovation. The film hopes to inspire girls everywhere to pursue careers in programming. Visit the Code Girl website to request a screening in your community.
Computational Fairy Tales
Computational Fairy Tales is a collection of stories to introduce computer science concepts. The goal of each story is to provide an overview and illustration of a single computer science concept before presenting full technical details. The stories cover a range of topics, including: data structures, algorithms, introductory programming, and practical programming tips.
CS Unplugged
CS Unplugged is a collection of free learning activities that teach computer science through engaging games and puzzles. The activities introduce students to computational thinking through concepts such as binary numbers, algorithms and data compression, separated from the distractions and technical details of having to use computers.
http://csunplugged.org

Made w_ Code logo Made with Code
Made with Code is an initiative to teach middle and high school girls to code. The website features coding events for girls, videos of mentors, and coding resources for girls, parents, and educators.
https://www.madewithcode.com

NCWIT's EngageCSEdu
EngageCSEdu encourages the development of inclusive learning environments in introductory computer science courses by helping faculty browse, contribute, and review materials that engage all students. This dynamic collection offers thousands of projects, homework assignments, and other course materials searchable by CS knowledge area and programming language.
TechGirls
TechGirls is an international exchange program designed to inspire and empower girls from the Middle East and North Africa to pursue a deeper level of training in technology through hands-on skills development. The TechGirls program improves participants' ability to enter tech fields and gain access to higher education, as well as offering a rich cultural immersion experience.
TECHNOLOchicas
Technolochicas LogoTECHNOLOchicas is a collaborative project of the National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT) and Televisa Foundation designed to raise awareness among young Latinas and their families about opportunities and careers in technology. The campaign features powerful stories of five Latinas from diverse backgrounds and environments who share a passion for technology and its power to change the world.  
The Connectory - Register Your Program Today!
The CSCP Program Directory has moved!
We are excited to announce the expansion of the CSCP Program Directory with the launch of The Connectory, the largest directory of youth-serving STEM programs and opportunities. If you have an active account in the CSCP Program Directory, you can now login to The Connectory to update your information. Don't have an account? Register your program for free by visiting www.theconnectory.org.
 
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