Join us for Computer Science Education Week!

PLEASE NOTE: As of November 29, all available volunteers have been matched with schools, so we are unable to sign up any new schools. We hope you’ll join us next year!

 

Last year’s Computer Science (CS) Education Week was one to remember for Oakland schools. The celebration, in partnership with the Kapor Center, Level Playing Field Institute (LPFI), The Hidden Genius Project, and Code.org, helped launch much of OUSD’s ambitious CS work.

 

This time around, we are building on that momentum to create an even deeper experience and give all of our students—not just the programmers—the chance to find their place in the tech world. While the week typically revolves around the “Hour of Code,” this year’s theme is “Beyond,” with OUSD expanding the offerings to take CS Education Week beyond the hour, beyond the code.

Community members or tech professionals interested in volunteering, please click the Volunteer sign-up button.

We’ll go above and beyond by bringing a range of dynamic and interactive computer-science experiences to your school, including:

 

Grades 6-12: Demos, Case Studies, and Guest Speakers
Grades K-5: Hour of Code and Guest Speakers

Click the SIGN UP button on the left to see much more detail on all of these opportunities. Also, volunteers, please check out our step-by-step video below if you’re interested in running a case study.

 

We are also going beyond the classroom, with opportunities to visit professionals in the fields of music, sports, fashion, political organizing, healthcare, and more. We’ll have more details on these out-of-classroom experiences soon, but please let us know on the form if they interest you. Here’s to filling the week new worlds of technology for Oakland students to explore!

A big thanks to the partners that will bring opportunities and volunteers to our kids: Intel, Salesforce, Pandora, SAP, The Hidden Genius Project, Level Playing Field Institute, Kapor Center for Social Impact, the City of Oakland, the Golden State Warriors, and Kaiser Permanente.