Community Forum on the State of Computer Science Education in Philadelphia
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
4:30 - 7:30 PM
University City Science Center
3675 Market Street, Philadelphia
Celebrate National Computer Science Ed Week with a dinner program featuring local leaders, teachers, students,
and a keynote address by Leigh Ann DeLyser, Co-Founder and Executive Director at CSforALL.
The forum is free and open to all.
PARTICIPATE IN CS4PHILLY CODING ACTIVITIES
The two highly engaging coding activities described below are free and available throughout CS Ed week (Dec. 5-11).
Both are asynchronous, so teachers and students can participate on their own schedules.
Sign up to receive resources for one or both activities and links to access them.
CodeQuilt is a collaborative project in which students take ownership of their own stories about coding (stories often lost and ignored across apps, websites, and other digital media) by designing digital quilt patches. Together, these patches form a collective quilt representing their new stories and visions for who can code and why we code. We invite teachers and students across Philadelphia to create and share their own patches. Suited for students in grades 6-12.
Designed by Yasmin B. Kafai, Luis Morales-Navarro, Mia Shaw, and Gayithri Jayathirta at the University of Pennsylvania, and Naomi Thompson and Nichole Pinkard at Northwestern University.
Students work individually or in teams to recreate a GIF image, with each working on a small part of the overall picture. Students learn to decode the image’s code, then fill in their colors on an electronic image of a banner by clicking each pixel and filling it in with a color provided on the pallet. A short instructional video will be provided for teachers. Suited for students in grades 9-12.
Designed by Jeffrey Popyack of Drexel University and William M. Mongan of Ursinus College.
Thanks to our Sponsors & Partners:
The Jumpstarting Philly CS for All Researcher-Practitioner Partnership