CSforALL's Response to COVID-19

NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

CSforALL’s Response to COVID-19

As always, at CSforALL the health and safety of our staff and the CSforALL community is our top priority. We are carefully monitoring the developing situation with COVID-19, and the impact it is having on health and safety, travel, and public events - as well as the ability of the community to deliver high-quality CS education for all students.

Our Team: CSforALL immediately converted to a virtual workplace and operations are continuing as usual. We are sheltering in place and virtually meeting with each other, our members, and project partners. For the time being, travel for events and meetings is suspended.

Our Community: CSforALL is working with our partner organizations to collect and share resources to support at-home and virtual CS education. During this time, many CS organizations have taken precautionary steps that involved cancelling or postponing meetings and events, and many are continuing to serve virtually. We applaud and acknowledge the adjustments that have been made for the greater good.

Our Resources:

Watch full recording NSF Program Officer Q&A for Grant Changes in time of Covid-19: Jeff Forbes and Allyson Kennedy from the National Science Foundation will answer your questions about adjusting grant timelines, budgets, and outcomes during the COVID-19 crisis.
Watch full recording Weathering the COVID-19 Storm as a Non-Profit: Ruthe Farmer, An-Me Chung, and Jennifer Klopp share resources and tips for nonprofits facing financial struggles due to the current crisis.
Watch full recording Integrating Computational Thinking Across the Elementary Curriculum: CSforALL’s Member Robin Hood’s research partner, EDC, will share learnings and case studies of their first full year of supporting programs that integrated computational thinking across the elementary curriculum.
Watch full recording Practitioners: Navigating CSforOST During COVID-19:With Girls Who Code, Nebraska’s Beyond School Bells, Birmingham Public Library, and Youth Code Jam, CSforALL will host a webinar with Afterschool Alliance to discuss activities for engaging learning at home, and systems needed for CS enrichment during COVID-19.

Watch full recording CSforALL Webinar: Supporting Equitable CSed in Schools During COVID: In this CSforALL webinar, four districts that have been leaders in implementing computer science education at scale share their approaches to CS learning during COVID19. We’ll hear from Bellevue School District, Chicago Public Schools, Lincoln Public Schools, and New York City Public Schools about what their CS work has looked like. They’ll touch issues ranging from pedagogy and learning design, to supporting teachers and encouraging student projects in CS.


Our Events: We are hopeful that COVID-19 will not impact any of our Fall 2020 events such as the CSforALL Summit. However, if COVID-19 or any other cause makes it impractical to hold in-person events, we plan to reschedule for an alternative time or location, or host a virtual conference or other alternative event.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact us at info@csforall.org.

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