Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education #ARKidsCanCode / #RISEArkansas Announcement for Computer Science Education Week 2020

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COM-21-051
Memo Date
12/7/2020
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Informational
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Central Administration
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Federal Programs; Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals; Technology Coordinators; Test Coordinators; General Business Managers; Teachers; Gifted & Talented Coordinators; Curriculum Coordinators; Bookkeepers; School Counselors; Techstart Coordinators or Contact Name; Equity Coordinators (Disability/Race/Gender/National Origin); Child Nutrition Directors/Managers; Data Stewards (SIS; eSchool; eFinance; TRIAND); District Coordinators (ALE; Homeless; ESOL; SDFS & Foster); Parent Involvement Coordinators/Facilitators

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The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Office of Computer Science is pleased to announce the continuation of its cross initiative program supporting both the Arkansas Computer Science (#ARKidsCanCode) and Arkansas Reading Initiatives (#RISEArkansas). Over the previous three years of this program, approximately 900 K-8 public school libraries received coding devices and over 6,000 coding related books. For 2020, additional computer science and computing related books will be distributed to public school libraries around the state. 


Public school libraries that serve students in any combination of grades K-5 will receive a copy of Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code, Doll-E 1.0, and Secret Coders #2.

 

Public school libraries that serve students in any combination of grades 5-8 will receive a copy of Emmy in the Key of Code and Secret Coders #2.


The books will be mailed directly to public schools over the next few weeks.

This is Computer Science Education Week; Arkansas is releasing a new Computer Science related announcement and/or commitment each day of this week. For a full listing of the announcements as they are made please visit the ADE Computer Science and Computing Initiative at: http://cs.arkansas.gov 

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