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: https://csteachers.org/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! https://bit.ly/3lb21dK
- Tuesday, January 25th at 5pm CSEd Reading Group on Zoom: Concepts before coding: non-programming interactives to advance learning of introductory programming concepts in middle school
- Wednesday, January 26th at 9am Teacher Education for Computational Thinking
- Wednesday, January 26th at 4pm CSTA: Celebrating Black Excellence in CS
- Thursday, January 27th at 5pm Strategies for Effective and Inclusive CS Teaching
- Saturday, January 29th at 8am CSTA Chapter Leadership Summit
- Sunday, January 30th at 9am Creative Coding Festival
- Sunday, January 30th from 9am-1pm: The next Virtual Creative Coding Festival from the Processing Foundation
- CS Across the Curriculum Summit on February 12, 2022: Computer science can ENHANCE learning of all subject areas. At the CS Across the Curriculum Summit, teachers will explore ways to integrate computer science into all subjects and grade levels. The summit is tailored for teachers who teach any subject in grades K-12 or are already a computer science teacher, with pathways in English Language Arts (ELA), Math, Science, Social Studies/History and Visual/Performing Arts, and other subjects.
- Register by Feb. 10th ONE FREE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE!! Email email@example.com if you are interested (first come-first served)
- Summer of CS: Monday, June 13, 2022 through Friday, June 17, 2022 | Daily From 9:00-3:30 PM PDT
The Sacramento County Office of Education and county offices of education from across California, as well member organizations of the CSforCA coalition, are proud to announce the fourth annual Summer of CS! During the week of June 13-17, you are invited to participate in no-cost* Computer Science (CS) professional learning experiences with other K-12 teachers, counselors, and administrators in California. The Summer of CS experience begins with the statewide Virtual Kick-Off Event on Thursday, June 6, 2022, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM PT. This annual event features inspiring keynote addresses, an update about the "State of CS in CA", and a K-12 student showcase that highlights the impacts of CS education.
Registration for the Virtual Kick-Off Event and Computer Science Workshops will be available 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.
- Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy - Train the Trainer Workshop
- Semester 1: January 22 – February 19, 2022
Semester 2: March 19 - Apr 23, 2022
- During these train-the-trainer workshops, participants will review the AWS Introduction to Cloud course material consisting of the Educator Guide, the activities, labs, reading, videos, quizzes, and the end-of-course assessment. This instructor-led workshop will dive deeper into topics and provide additional instruction and review of labs or activities. The final meeting will be used to cover certification exam best practices and preparation.
- Click here for the Informational Flyer
- Click here to visit the Western Academy Support and Training website and to see more PD opportunities
- Semester 1: January 22 – February 19, 2022
- 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!
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
Executive Director, Curriculum & Instruction Services
Phone: (650) 802-5356