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With or without internet access at home, you can start learning CS anytime. Here are a few resources to get you started!

Please note that this is not a complete list of all resources; a google search may help you to find more resources as well. The intention of this site is to get you started. 

Without Internet Access, here are some great resources:

This link will help if you are looking for cost-effective ways to access the Internet.

With Internet access, here are some great resources:

computer science

Upcoming Opportunities: 

February

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The Connecticut Computer Science Teacher's Association February meeting will be held VIRTUALLY on February 6, 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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Level up by becoming a coder this summer with  Girls Who Code !  Choose your own adventure through our two free virtual programs and get the skills, network, and lifelong college and career support you need to change the world. All high school girls and non-binary students are welcome to apply, including past participants! 
  • In our 2-week Summer Immersion Program for current 9th-11th graders, you'll join live virtual classrooms hosted by industry-leading companies like MetLife, Bank of America, and Accenture. By the end of the program, you'll learn the fundamentals of game design, UX, the iterative design process, and more, as you build out a suite of short games using p5.js, a JavaScript library for creative coding. You can even apply for laptop and hotspot access and grants of $300 for financial support!
  • In our 6-week Self-Paced Program for current 9th-12th graders, you'll learn to code through independent study and real-world projects. By the end of the program, you'll earn beginner-level certificates of completion in HTML, CSS, or JavaScript for web development or intermediate-level certificates of completion in Python for cybersecurity or data science.

Don't miss your chance to be a part of a sisterhood that supports you for life!  Get started at  girlswhocode.com/summerapply or attend a webinar. Make sure to apply by  February 15th  for priority consideration or by  March 24th  for the general application deadline.

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National Air & Space Museum's Teacher Innovator Institute - applications due 2/21 -  Spend two weeks in Washington, DC, working with education and STEAM experts to explore the connections between informal STEAM education and authentic learning. Teachers will remain with the program for two summers, returning to Washington, DC, in year two to reconnect, develop their practice, and mentor the newest class of Teacher Innovators.  There is no cost for teachers to participate and most expenses are paid by the Museum.  For more info click here.