Computer Science Education Week Announcements

 

December 7-13, 2020 is Computer Science Education Week. This page features Arkansas's computer science announcements made during that week.

 

Friday, December 4, 2020 - CSedWeek Kickoff

 

Video Message from Governor Asa Hutchinson

 

Governor Asa Hutchinson's 2020 Computer Science Education Week Proclamation

 

Arkansas State Board of Education 2020 Computer Science Education Week Resolution

 

Hour of Code and Beyond the Hour of Code Resources

 

Monday, December 7, 2020 - #ARKidsCanCode / #RISEArkansas Announcement

 

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Office of Computer Science is pleased to announce the continuation of its cross initiative program supporting both the Arkansas Computer Science (#ARKidsCanCode) and Arkansas Reading Initiatives (#RISEArkansas). Over the previous three years of this program, approximately 900 K-8 public school libraries received coding devices and over 6,000 coding related books. For 2020, additional computer science and computing related books will be distributed to public school libraries around the state. Find more information on Commissioners Memo COM-21-051 at http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4612.

 

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - Arkansas Computer Science Network of Success

 

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Office of Computer Science is pleased to announce the creation of the Arkansas Computer Science Network of Success (ACSNS) program. This program, which is open to Arkansas Public, Private, and Charter schools, supports the recommendations of Governor Asa Hutchinson’s 2020 Computer Science and Cybersecurity Task Force and is aligned to the Arkansas Computer Science Gold Medal School Program (ACSGM). The ACSNS is designed to provide structured support to Arkansas’s computer science (CS) educators wishing to grow their computer science programs. An informational flyer is available at https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/admin/Files/20210330100604_ACSNOS_Program_Announcement.pdf. Find more information on Commissioners Memo COM-21-054 at http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4615

 

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - Computer Science Educator of the Year Award Cycle

 

The Arkansas Department of Education Office of Computer Science is pleased to announce the Arkansas Computer Science Educator of the Year award cycle for the 2020-2021 school year. This award is open to anyone holding an Arkansas Educator’s License who is currently working in a K-12 Public School or Public Charter School and demonstrates a strong commitment to and substantial impact on the CS initiative in their school and community. Find more information on Commissioners Memo COM-21-052 at http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4618

 

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - Governor's 2020-2021 All-Region and All-State Coding Competition

 

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Office of Computer Science is pleased to announce the fifth annual Governor’s All-Region and All-State Coding Competition sponsored by Verizon. This competition is open to Arkansas public, private, and homeschooled school students in grades 8-12. Find more information on Commissioners Memo COM-21-053 at http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4619.

 

Thursday, December 10, 2020 - Virtual Arkansas to Provide Additional Computer Science Curriculum Options

 

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Office of Computer Science (CS) is pleased to announce that ADE is continuing its partnership with the Arch Ford Education Service Cooperative’s Virtual Arkansas division to develop additional CS curriculum options for high school programming and our new Data Science pathway over the next two school years. Find more information on Commissioners Memo COM-21-058 at http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4620.

 

Friday, December 11, 2020 - Innovation in Computer Science School Grant Program for 2020/2021 

 

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Office of Computer Science is pleased to announce the continuation of the Computer Science Innovation Grant opportunity for Arkansas public K-12 schools. This opportunity includes up to $250,000.00 in total reimbursement funding that has been allocated for the purchase of curriculum, software licenses, non-fundamental equipment, professional development, student incentives, and other approved expenses that directly support the instruction of the ADE K-12 Computer Science and Computing Standards. Find more information on Commissioners Memo COM-21-055 at http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4621.

 

 

 

Archived Announcements

2019 Computer Science Education Week Announcements

 

2018 Computer Science Education Week Announcements

 

2017 Computer Science Education Week Announcements

 

For more information, please contact:

Four Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-682-0459
 
 
State Director of Computer Science Education
501-682-0459
 
Lead Computer Science Specialist
501-682-5169
 
Office of Computer Science Program Advisor
501-682-5246
Office of Computer Science Policy Development Coordinator
501-682-0459