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Computer Science

WHPS believes in computer science for all

We believe computer science is a foundational skill possessing the power to promote collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, and student engagement. CS Education is a topic that is larger than a single technological skill; it is an equalizer that provides student voice and agency. Consequently, we view computer science as essential for all students and equity is a vital component of our vision. 

The following videos feature Conard and Hall High School students and alumni to help you understand more about computer science.

Helpful Resources:

Clubs & Special Events

 

Team CS 

 

CS and Equity

 

Family Resources

 

Student Resources

 

Teacher Resources

 

Upcoming Opportunities!

You can also add these Opportunities to your Google Calendar by clicking here.

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https://connecticut.csteachers.org/events/march-chapter-meeting/



The Connecticut Computer Science Teacher's Association March meeting will be held VIRTUALLY on March 11, from 7:00pm - 8:00pm and new members are always welcome!  Teaching computer science can sometimes feel lonely, so why not join the largest community of CS teachers in Connecticut? We'll be networking, discussing CS teaching practices, sharing tips and tricks, learning the latest about CS in CT, and helping one another get ready for the CS praxis test.



 
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Girls Who Code's 100% free virtual Summer Programs empower you to build skills, community, and a professional network for your future, in the ways that work best for you. Choose your adventure with two free programs:

  • Curious to create your own computer games? In our two-week Summer Immersion Program (SIP), you'll learn how to design your own games using p5.js, a JavaScript library for creative coding. Join classmates and our dedicated Teaching Teams in live virtual classrooms hosted by industry-leading companies like MetLife, Bank of America, Logitech, and Synchrony. We've got three rounds to fit your schedule: June 14 to June 28, July 8 to July 19, and July 29 to August 9.

    SIP is for current 9th-11th grade girls and non-binary students with beginner or intermediate coding experience, including program alums. Eligible students can even apply for a $300 SIP Student Grant and laptop and hot spot access!

  • Excited to explore the biggest topics in tech at your own pace? Our six-week Self-Paced Program offers tracks in Web Development, Cybersecurity, and - new for 2024 - Data Science + AI! From July 1 to August 9, you get to decide how and when to build your coding skills, and you can always ask questions in our Discord server or optional Student Hours.

    The Self-Paced Program is for current 9th-12th grade girls and non-binary students with beginner to advanced coding experience, including program alums.

Apply here by March 22, 2024. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to level up your coding skills, kickstart your future, tap into lifelong career support, and have fun along the way!

Need help? Learn more with our program flyerwebinars, or FAQs, or email us at summer@girlswhocode.com.

For more information, reach out!

Jacqueline Corricelli

Computer Science Curriculum Specialist, PreK-12, Conard Math & CS Teacher