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2021 Illinois Statewide K-12 Computer Science Education Summit

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Event Type: Conference/Workshop

We invite you to attend the 2021 Illinois State K-12 CS Education Summit! We have another great line-up planned this year, including:

  • Keynote Speaker Simon Peyton Jones of Microsoft;
  • 10 great panel discussions on a variety of CS Education topics such as:
    • AI and Education
    • Quantum and Education
    • The new Illinois K-12 CS Education Standards
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    • The Role of Teachers in Education Policy, and more!
  • Our first Fireside Chat with a team from Scratch Foundation!
  • We are also thrilled to partner with Cobbleston Collective to bring you a free, statewide coding event for ALL Illinois 4th–8th grade educators! Here are details:

"Join us on Wednesday, September 22 from 11 a.m. to noon as we learn to code alongside Googlers using CS First. Together, we’ll learn about the importance of computer science and start coding our first program using CS First: Code Your Own Hero!

You and your class will also receive a second coding lesson to use in the future, whenever it fits with your class schedule. The second coding lesson explores music and sound.

The best part? No prep work or coding experience is required! We’ll facilitate the lesson, guide your students where they need to be, and answer any questions along the way!"

Please make plans to join us for this virtual conference. Links for registration and more information below. Help advertise the 2021 Illinois State K-12 CS Education Summit by forwarding this notice to your colleagues!

September 20–24, 2021
Virtual Conference

Register to Attend

Summit Webpage:

Questions? Please email Raya Hegeman-Davis

Cost: $12

Contact: Raya Hegeman-Davis