The San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) supports staff development in Computer Science (CS) in accordance with state mandates to address student needs. Support services are provided at the school-, district-, and county-wide levels through workshops, seminars, conferences, projects, and institutes. SMCOE also offers less formal support by providing information to teachers and administrators, initiating collaborations and assisting parents, and sharing resources.
SMCOE commits to providing all students in San Mateo County equitable access to quality computer science education, and recognizes that schools throughout our county represent a diverse teacher and student population with a wide range of strengths and needs.
CS Ed Week is December 5th - 9th!!
Check out some of these CS Ed Week Events and Resources
Events for Educators:
Winter of CS Kickoff Event December 5th from 4:00-5:00 pm - CS Bytes: A Tasting Menu of Professional Learning
Fireside Chat with Ruha Benjamin Dec 6th from 4-5pm
Ways You Can Advocate for CS in your Community Dec 7th from 3-4pm
Examining K-12 CS Education from the Teacher’s Lens Dec 8th from 1-2pm
CSEd Week Equitable Resources Launch Dec 8th from 3:30-4:30
Events for Students/Classes:
CS Ed Week Resources:
Upcoming Events and Opportunities
Please check back frequently for current computer science opportunities.
- Join the San Mateo Chapter of the CSTA (Computer Science Teachers Association - The largest computer science department in the world!): Free Membership
- CSTA Upcoming Events: https://csteachers.org/events
- Emily Thomforde, former CS Coordinator at SMCOE, is now working for the CDE! She created this form to get feedback on what is important to the CS community.
- What does it take to get young girls into tech? Connect with #BootUpPD through their new video series #ForGirlsbyGirls, where, each month, they spotlight young girls doing extraordinary things in STEM, coding, tech, and beyond! https://bit.ly/3lb21dK
- The BayICT Partnership is a collaboration between Bay Area community colleges, tech companies, and community organizations. Check out their site for their resources to support students through work-based learning and connect faculty with industry experts and resources.
- Bay Area Cyber League coordinates Summer CyberCamps and Fall & Spring Cybersecurity Competitions for high school and community college students in the greater Bay Area region.
- CDE has just published the official pdf of the CA CS Standards!
For Teachers and/or Administrators
- Friday, 12/2 at 4:00pm CSEd Discussion Group on Zoom - Examining Equity in Computer Science Access and Participation in NYC Schools
- Saturday, 12/3 from 9 am-1 pm: Limitless: Computer Science in ANY Classroom - Join in-person or virtually for a FREE professional learning convention promoting computer science education accessibility. Register today, spots are filling up fast.
- CS Ed Week December 5th - 11th
- CS Ed Week Virtual Activities - Join Alameda and Contra Costa County Offices of Education each day during Computer Science Education Week for exciting online events, with 24/7 coding fun!
- Register now for the Winter of CS Kickoff Event CS Bytes: A Tasting Menu of Professional Learning Monday, Dec 5, 4:00-5:00pm
- AIforCA is coming to your classroom for an Hour of AI during CSEdWeek! Unique breakout activities for all grade bands hosted by AIforCA expert teachers. Mond-AI, Dec 5, 1:30-2:30pm More info & register
- January 5th and 6th, 2023: Save the Date for the 8th Annual Winter ICT Educators’ Conference! This will be an interactive virtual conference for K-12 educators interested in Information and Communication Technologies. More details coming soon.
- ICT Tech Talks: The BayICT Tech Talks are a series of virtual talks and Q&A with ICT industry professionals about their roles, experience, and personal career path. Tech Talks are one-hour Zoom meetings, scheduled twice per month (usually a Monday or Tuesday) at 6:00pm Pacific.
Executive Director, Curriculum & Instruction Services
Phone: (650) 802-5356