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Computer Science Education Week at Georgia Tech Creating the next generation of computer scientists

Computer Science Education Week (CSEW) is an annual nationwide movement with a goal to inspire kids K through 12 to take an interest in computer science.

This year, CSEW will be observed December 3-9. To celebrate, Georgia Tech has created several opportunities for students and members of the public to participate in exciting computing activities.

The Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech, a part of the College of Computing, is leading the charge in 2018’s celebration with a series of webinars, a live Twitter chat, and on-campus activities.

Explore below to see how you can get involved with Georgia Tech and CSEW this year.

Tuesday, December 4th

breakingtheCode = [Underrepresented Students in CS] Webinar

Meet the Fellows at the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing and learn how they are expanding access to CS in low resourced schools. They'll share instructional strategies and ideas to engage underrepresented students in AP Computer Science Principles.

The webinar will be at 7 pm ET.

Wednesday, December 5th

breakingtheCode = [Equity in K-16 Education] Live Twitter Chat

Please join us at 7 PM ET for a live Twitter chat via our handle @GT_CCEC or #BreakingTheCodeGT.

We will be joined by leading computer science education experts:

They will be discussing equity in computing and so much more. Don't miss it!

Thursday, December 6th

breakingtheCode = [Prioritize CS Ed In Your School] Webinar

The Constellations Fellows will be hosting a webinar geared towards school administrators. They will be joined by administrators and teachers from Mays High School, a Constellations partner school. Participants will hear first-hand what it's like to have a Constellations program in your school, and the challenges and successes they have experienced so far.

The webinar will be at 6 PM ET

Friday, December 7th

breakingtheCode = [Breaking Barriers]

*This event is invitation only.

Students at select Atlanta Public Schools will be touring Georgia Tech's campus, hearing from Georgia Tech faculty and students, and presenting their projects from their AP Computer Science Principles class this semester.

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Georgia Tech Researchers Helping Develop Game to Improve STEM Learning in Chronically-Ill Children

Chronically-ill kids tend to have to miss a lot of school due to countless doctors appointments and treatments. Georgia Tech Associate Professors Betsy DiSalvo and Wilbur Lam are leading a project to create digital games that chronically-ill kids can play in waiting rooms, while having a transfusion or other times that they have to spend outside of the classroom.

When Music Speaks, People Code

Coding to Music with EarSketch

EarSketch was developed by Georgia Tech students and faculty as a revolutionary way to teach kids and adults to code. By manipulating loops, composing beats and applying various effects in a multi-track digital audio work station, users are able to learn to code in Python and JavaScript.

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