Join us for Computer Science Education Week, December 9-14, 2019!
Oakland celebrates national Computer Science Education Week with the theme “beyond” because there are so many other skills used in the CS field beyond coding: art and design, music, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and more. Visit oaklandisbeyond.com to learn more.
You can encourage Oakland students to see themselves in this bigger picture of the tech sector’s diverse career opportunities. Check out the different ways to volunteer below!
Opportunity for Volunteers with Any Experience Level
Complete the Hour of Code Activity with 4th & 5th Graders
No professional experience is needed. Volunteers will support students in exploring a pre-made, online coding activity. Volunteers should be comfortable with basic computer skills and helping students to solve a problem.
Design Your Own Interactive Activity
Connect Middle & High Schoolers with Ideas and Goals
Do you work in the tech sector? We’d love to have you (and your team!) join us and share your first-hand expertise with students. Popular options:
- • Prepare a hands-on demonstration to present to either a classroom or an auditorium of students.
- • Share an interactive case study from your world of work. For example, a human resources professional might present a real-world challenge they’ve faced when recruiting talent.
- • Visit a classroom as a guest speaker. Remember that both technical (programmers, developers) and non-technical (product managers, HR, sales, designers) roles are valuable for students.
We’re also open to other ideas you may have for engaging students—tell us more about what you have in mind in the form!
A big thanks to the partners that will bring opportunities and volunteers to our kids: Intel, Salesforce, The Hidden Genius Project, Kapor Center for Social Impact, and the City of Oakland.