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CSEd Week December 5–11 2022

CSEd Week Kickoff at CTEC This Weekend!

Winter Cyberland is a celebration of Computer Science Education Week and will take place this Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at CTEC. Join CTEC, The LSU Gordon A. Cain Center for STEM Literacy, BRBytes, Capital Area STEM, and LSU and SU Upward Bound for an Hour of Code, eSports, Computer Science lessons, and [more…]

Hour of Code Ideas

Hour of Code

Hour of Code™ is a global movement created by® that introduces people of all ages to computer programming—inspiring everyone to Computer Science through a chosen hour-long coding activity—just for fun! 
There’s something for every age, grade, and skillset. All coding activities can be taught during the December event, or year-round. And when you’re ready to go beyond Hour of Code, you can learn JavaScript, Apps for phones and tablets [more…] 
 CSEd Week Kick off Panel panelists: Okezue Bell, Yim Register, Kayla Saniya Fortson, and Daisy Murillo

CS Ed Week Kickoff Panel Discussion

Tune in to this livestreamed event on Mon. Dec. 5, at 1 p.m. ET where a select panel of the 2022 CS Heroes will speak about their own journeys to computer science, plus their recommendations for how we can continue to advance so that every student has an equal opportunity to learn computer science [more…]
 Minecraft Hour of Code Tutorial

Minecraft Hour of Code Tutorials

Like many of Hour of Code activities, students are introduced to a coder and a quick description of the challenge. No Internet? No problem! [more…]
 Microsoft MakeCode Dashboard

Microsoft MakeCode Arcade

This free online learn-to-code platform lets anyone build games, code devices, and mod Minecraft! After Hour of Code, build up your [more…]
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NASA & Tynker

Play fun coding games and learn from NASA Experts with this list of 50+ fun coding activities that keep students engaged, motivated, and [more…]

Leadership Spotlight

2022 CS Leaders Prize Winners

New Orleans Science & Mathematics High School and South Beauregard High School have been selected to receive the $10,000 CS Leaders Prize from®, thanks to their commitment to expanding access to computer science for their schools' students! 

Educator Opportunities

Free Wind Energy Workshop for Teachers

National KidWind Challenge 2023 Training
Friday, December 2, 2022
9:00 am–3:00 pm
Scotlandville High School

NASA Astro Camp Teacher PD

Hammond Northshore Airshow Challenge
Friday, December 2, 2022
9:00 am–3:00 pm
Scotlandville High School

LDWF/Sea Grant Volunteer Instructor Program

Aquatic Volunteer Instructor Workshop
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
9:00 am–2:00 pm
Waddill Wildlife Refuge

Family STEM

LSU Passport to Explore 2023

Passport to Explore offers curated STEM engagement from the LSU science community to local K–8th graders. Participants receive a passport for collecting stamps when they attend an official destination. Website is forthcoming. Save these dates:

January 28  STEM Story Time at EBR Libraries (K–3)
March 4  Girls’ Day at the LSU Museum of Natural Science (4th–6th)
April 1  Our Earth, Our Laboratory at Bluebonnet Swamp (7th–8th)

Art in the Stars for Ages 3–18 

There’s still time to send your artwork into space! Entries must be received by 6:01:00 p.m. EST on December 16, 2022. Register today and [more…]

Holiday Science 

Create a scent that captures the essence of the winter season and explore why the smell of evergreens or cookies can remind us of the holidays [more…]

10 Holiday STEM Gifts for Girls

STEM Next, a national leader in increasing opportunities in STEM learning for youth, gives 10 ideas prioritizing affordable gifts & free experiences [more…]

Save The Dates

Louisiana State University VEX Competition
January 21, 2023

Louisiana High School District Rally
January 23, 2023

March 13, 2023

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