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.

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): Free Membership 
  • CSTA Upcoming Events: 
  • Tuesdays from 5:00 - 6:00 pm: CSEd Reading Group
  • 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!

For Teachers

For Students

  • 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. 
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy - Train the Trainer Workshop
  • K-5 children and a parent or guardian, join CS is Elementary online, Monday, Jan. 24th at 6pm or Tuesday, Jan. 25th at 3pm for the newest event from Family Code Night.
    • Play with a computer that gets smarter by guessing what you draw--in seconds!
    • Talk to a computer that knows every language and can translate anything you can say!
    • See how millions of people have helped make AI computers smarter. And more!

For Administrators

January 26th and January 31st Winter of CS: Registration Now Open. During the Winter of CS event, administrators will learn about how schools are implementing the California K-12 Computer Science Standards


Jared Prolo

Executive Director, Curriculum & Instruction Services


Phone: (650) 802-5356