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Welcome to the K-8 Computer Science Teachers Community. This community is for those interested in teaching computer science to 5-14 year olds (K-8 in the US).

Please introduce yourself, share ideas/resources, and ask questions about teaching CS to 5-14 year olds. If you know other teachers who would be interested in this community, please invite them!

No advertising or job postings, please!

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Did you miss the November 15th #csk8 chat about Teaching the CSTA Impacts of Computing Standards? Check out the archive at https://storify.com/VisionsByVicky/csk8-chat-15-november-2017

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Did you miss the November 1st #csk8 chat? So many great ideas were shared about teaching Data & Analysis to 5-14 year olds. Check out the archive!

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We recently had conversations with several teachers about teaching girls engineering, and I wanted to share their thoughts. If you listen to the latest episode, you'll hear from five teachers who teach all-girls engineering classes in middle school and high school. What are their tips on engaging girls in these fields in K-12? Is it any different from engaging young students in general? http://ow.ly/ewTM30gcUNz

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In partnership with Google CS4HS and Hunter College Graduate School of Education, Code/Interactive is excited to launch the CS Assessment Fellows!

Fellows will curate our K-12 open source library of CS assessment resources for different grade levels. Tools will be shared widely with the CS community through Google CS4HS and Hunter College. Fellows will receive a stipend for their time and effort.

Suggested Requirements:
- 2+ years of experience teaching computer science or equivalent experience
- Attend at least 1 in-person Saturday orientation (tentatively 11/18) in NYC
- Educators should be located in the NY-NJ-CT Tri-State area within commuting distance to NYC, if possible
- Participate in at least 4 remote (video chat) after school meetings

Candidates will be notified by 11/3.

Thanks so much and please spread the word!

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Did you miss the October 18th #csk8 chat? There were lots of great ideas and resources shared about teaching Networks and Cybersecurity to 5-14 year olds. Check out the archive!

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This startup Cofounder and CEO teaches kids to code in Python, going out of her way to go beyond block coding and gamification. Listen to her education strategy in the latest podcast episode: http://ow.ly/Q49D30fVkKi

Find notes, links, and more at the podcast website: http://www.k12engineering.net/transcripts/ep50.html

Hi!

I have been teaching computer applications to middle school students (6-8) for about 7 years. I have been pushing to get it changed to computer science and finally it is happening! I am working on lessons to teach my students about computer science without overlapping our high school curriculum. If any body out there has suggestions please share.

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ALL:

If anyone is interested in attending the Minefaire Event next weekend, I am presenting "Programming the Minecraft World with Code.Org" each day around 4:15pm. My son an I are going to be there all weekend as Volunteers.

If you are interested in coming any time over the weekend, I have special discount tickets that are still available. I can email you a link to these tickets. All you have to do is let me know what type of ticket you need, and how many of each you would like. There is no obligation for me to provide the link. As a presenter and volunteer, they are extending these prices to me and my colleagues!

VIP Ticket Includes 9:00am Entry, Priority Seating at Diamond Stage, VIP Bag & Lanyard.

Here is the official website: http://minefaire.com/
DO NOT BUY TICKETS ON THIS SITE, I CAN EMAIL YOU A LINK WITH DISCOUNTED PRICING!

MINEFAIRE, a MINECRAFT® Fan Experience, is coming to Philadelphia, PA for two days only - October 14th and 15th at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.
Get ready to meet many of your favorite YouTubers, participate in build battles, witness amazing stage performances, learn from the world's top MINECRAFT® mentors and experts, and much more!

​Send me a PM asap! Email scribner@pd.code.org! See You There!
​- Harvey​​
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