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.

Highlighted Opportunity

 

CS Ed Week is December 5th - 9th!!

Check out some of these CS Ed Week Events and Resources

Events for Educators:

Events for Students/Classes:

CS Ed Week Resources:

 

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

Please check back frequently for current computer science opportunities.

Announcements/Ongoing

  • 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.
  • Be counted! Fill out the national PK-12 CS Teacher Survey by CSTA and Kapor Center and share it with others: bit.ly/PreK12CSTeacherSurvey
  • CDE has just published the official pdf of the CA CS Standards

 

For Teachers and/or Administrators

 

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.  

Jared Prolo

Executive Director, Curriculum & Instruction Services

Email: jprolo@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5356