Consider hosting a K-5 evening event and inviting parents to join their students for an hour of computer science. This is a great way to engage the larger community and encourage parent support for computer science at your school. Our partners at Family Code Night have created an all-in-one Event Kit with planning checklist, presenter’s script, invitation emails, posters, powerpoints and more to run your own event. Click here to download the Event Kit.
Event: School-wide Computer Science Education Week kick-off assembly
Date: Dec. 3 (start of Computer Science Education Week)
Time: During the school day. Mid-morning event preferred. Approximately 1 hour.
Location: School assembly hall (e.g. theater, gym, cafeteria)
|10:00 - 10:05 am||Open with one of our inspirational videos|
|10:05 - 10:15 am||Principal gives an intro overviewing the importance of computer science. Use these stats and infographics.|
|10:15 - 10:30 am||Special guest to talk about their background and how technology and computer science plays an important role in their everyday lives.|
|10:30 - 10:40 am||Students do an Hour of Code demo for the school. Fun twist: have them teach the principal, politician, or other students!|
|10:40 - 11:00 am||Students demo an unplugged activity and how computer science can be taught without using computers.|
|11:00 - 11:05 am||Teacher who helped bring school-wide event gives closing remarks.|