How will YOU celebrate Computer Science Education Week this year?
Districts, charters, and organizations throughout Nevada are holding Hour of Code celebrations at schools and businesses.
The State Department of Education is celebrating with its SECOND ANNUAL statewide Computer Science video competition for ALL K-12 students.
Here is a link to the video contest flyer: click here
The theme of this year's competition is:
Learn Computer Science. Change the World. #CSforGood
Demonstrate how to use computer science to solve local problems and address global challenges.
"Whether that means building affordable technology to help farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, programming white blood cells to fight cancer, or revolutionizing the packaged foods industry with artificial intelligence, people are using CS in creative ways to solve problems and provide opportunities for others. Large, systemic challenges such as poverty, discrimination, and environmental sustainability will require attitude shifts, wide-scale cooperation, and in some cases, personal or collective sacrifice. But technology can help jumpstart efforts, detect problems, and ease barriers to solving these enormous and pressing issues." ~ Medium.com
Is there a problem locally in your home, school, neighborhood, the state that computer science could help solve? Tell us about it.
VIDEO COMPETITION INFORMATION:
Who: All K-12 students in Nevada - three categories to compete in (Elementary, Middle, and High) and up to three members per team allowed.
What: Video competition that thoroughly addresses this year's theme above.
When: Competition begins October 21, 2019 and ends December 20, 2019. (*no LATE submissions will be accepted)
How: Follow the simple registration/submission steps below:
- STEP #1 - Complete the registration form so you can receive timely updates throughout the contest: click here
- STEP #2 - Get some friends together, write a script, film your video PSA demonstrating how to use computer science to solve local problems and address global challenges. #CSforGood
- STEP #3 - With a teacher's help, download and complete the submission form below and upload your submission form and video file to this portal: https://ccsdcontest.eduvision.tv/ NOTE: your video file must meet the requirements below or it will be disqualified. Submission tutorial videos available at the contest link - Submission form: click here.
- STEP #4 - Judging in each category will take place in early January (results from industry judging will count for 75% of your overall score).
- STEP #5 - Get your friends and family to VOTE for your entry (public polls will count for 25% of your overall score)
- STEP #6 - You will receive award notification by mid-January via email and winners will be posted on this STEMHub website.
VIDEO SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Contest Rubric: click here
- Video must be no longer than 2-3 minutes (including intro slides)
- Video must have a title slide and credits slide
- Video format: mp4 preferred for best quality
- Teacher must retain signed video consent forms on file for all students in video (use your standard district forms). Must provide upon request.
- Teacher must complete the registration form and submission form on behalf of the students
If you have any questions about this competition, please reach out to Cindi Chang at email@example.com
About CS Ed Week:
Computer Science Education Week is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science. Hour of Code activities typically take place during this week. CS Ed Week is held the first week in December in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906).