The Computer Science K-12 Express

Issue #1, October 27, 2017

What is the Computer Science K-12 Express?

It is your weekly resource to discover what is happening in K-12 computer science around the district and the world. Feel free to use any of the ideas or resources in these newsletters as you prepare your computer science lessons that will be shared at the end of the Computer Science: Building a Foundation for Student-Choice course on February 7, 2018.

News You Can Use

The Weld RE-4 Foundation has awarded a $30,000 grant toward furthering the development of K-12 curriculum in the computer sciences. So get ready for amazing changes to happen in classrooms.


As you prepare your computer science lessons, keep in mind that your students will be able to access items listed for check-out on the Weld RE-4 Computer Science Resources Website. Check it out below!

Connected Coding

Did you know that there is an incredible resource for you to use while planning a computer science lesson for your students. This week in Connected Coding, learn more about the Sphero EDU website and all of it's K-12 shared learning activities. You can filter learning activities by grades, duration, and standards. Check it out below!

This week in Computer Science

Have you been wondering what other school districts are doing with computer science? You can by attending the Super Connect Conference on Saturday, November 4, 8:00AM-3:30PM at Fossil Ridge High in Fort Collins. Click here for more information and to register.


Below are just a few of the opportunities to learn about coding from some of the most awesome presenters at the Northern Colorado Super Connect Conference!


9:15AM-11:00AM

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9:15AM-10:05AM
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10:10AM-11:00AM
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1:15PM-3:00PM
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1:15PM-2:05PM
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Shoutouts

A big thank you to Cinda Orr, Sarah Warren, and Heather Moon for hosting the Student Centered Design Thinking Playgrounds in September and October. Participants had hands-on opportunities playing, creating and designing with Lego WeDo's, using Spheros in content areas, starting school radio stations with RadioBoss, and designing a robot with Arduinos.