Computer Science January Newsletter

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January 2019

Computer Science

Amazon Future Engineer

Amazon Future Engineer is a comprehensive childhood-to-career program to inspire, educate, and train children and young adults from underserved and low-income communities to pursue careers in computer science. Amazon aims to inspire more than 10 million kids each year to explore computer science, fund CS courses for over 100,000 underprivileged young people in 2,000 low-income high schools across the U.S., and award 100 students from underserved communities pursuing degrees in computer science with four-year $10,000 annual scholarships, as well as internships at Amazon to gain work experience.

Infy Maker Awards

Infy Maker Awards

Infosys Foundation USA is excited to announce the launch of Infy Maker Awards 2019, a competition focused on supporting maker education! Online applications will be accepted from Jan. 8, 2019 until Feb. 21, 2019. The contest rules are available here.

Computer Science Endorsement

Northwestern adds computer science endorsement for teachers

Web page, Guidance, Twitter, and Sharing

Computer Science Web page. Check out the information and resources available.


Standards Guidance document. The Standards Guidance document was created to aid Iowa's school districts in interpreting and implementing Iowa's Computer Science Standards.


Twitter. Do you tweet? Follow me at @wrenhoffman and be sure to use the hashtag #CSforIA for all your computer science related tweets.


Sharing. Do you have a story or an experience to share? I’d love to include examples of what is happening in schools and districts around the state in the next newsletter.