Why we celebrate CSEd Week
Computer science education week is a week-long dedication to students, teachers and lifelong learners to push the importance of computer science across the globe. This can be done in a variety of ways , this page showcases how we celebrated as a student body at CHA
9th & 10th Grade
In 9th and 10th grade SEP, students conducted research on Computer Science Pioneers. A Computer Science Pioneer is someone who has contributed to the field of computer science, but has been disregarded due to historical oppression and/or algorithmic biases. After they conducted their research, students used their coding skills to create a story in Snap about the CS pioneer that they researched.
The 9th and 10th graders also worked on a series of activities that were related to Computer Science. The students were learning mostly about how to develop different problem solving strategies. They understood that by doing this computer science does not always have to use a computer as some of these activities required no computers at all.
11th & 12th Grade
Our 11th and 12th grade students used computer science to create stories that represent a multitude of topics including their community, social emotional learning needs, and relationships. They also completed unplugged activities that pushed for algorithmic thinking and teamwork.Exposure to the fact that computer science includes the way we problem solve allowed our students to understand that these skills can be applied to more than just programming but to real world issues.
Meeting tech professionals
During CSEdWeek, Cambria Heights Academy offered two “lunch and learns.” During the “lunch and learn,” students met virtually with computer science and IT professionals who shared their experiences and answered education and career related questions.