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Our newsletters highlight a variety of people, organizations, and resources that are doing work to broaden participation and expand equitable and engaging computer science and STEM opportunities. We are honored to work in this space along with so many talented and passionate individuals and want to help bring attention to their work.

This Week’s Spotlight and Project-Inspiration: Women's History Month
Spotlight on Women's History! This week’s focus is “Innovators”
For the next month, we will shine our spotlight on the contributions of women in history, culture and society.

This week’s focus is “Innovators”
Innovators see things others cannot. Their ideas can seem silly and sometimes impossible to imagine. They think beyond our current capabilities and imagine a future better than the one we currently enjoy. ‘Open your eyes’ and shine the spotlight on these innovators.
 

Dr. Patricia Bath was the first African American to complete a residency in ophthalmology and the first African American female doctor to receive a medical patent. She invented the Laserphaco Probe for cataract treatment in 1986 which has been proven to help restore the sight of individuals who had been blind for more than 30 years.

Dr. Bath graduated from high school in only two years. Through her pursuit of a fellowship in ophthalmology at Columbia University, she discovered that African Americans were twice as likely to suffer from blindness than other patients to which she attended, and eight times more likely to develop glaucoma. Her research led to her development of a community ophthalmology system, which increased the amount of eye care given to those who were unable to afford treatment.  In 1976, Bath co-founded the American Institute for the Prevention of Blindness, which established that "eyesight is a basic human right." 

Thank you, Dr. Bath, for ‘opening our eyes’ to new technology in eye care.
 
This week to celebrate Dr. Bath’s life achievements, can you use Scratch to make an interactive eye exam? Users could test their vision with letters that get smaller, and Scratch could let them know how many they get correct. Or maybe you could make an interactive biography highlighting her achievements. Be sure to share whatever you come up with!
 

Share your CS to Go projects!

How to Share: We invite CS to Go with Code Savvy participants to consider sharing your projects publicly with the Code Savvy and greater #MNCodes community via video with Flipgrid. We can’t wait to see what you create! Please be sure to follow online safety guidelines and get adult permission before sharing. You can find our Privacy Policy here.

Catch Up on Past Weeks’ CS to Go and Bytes of Inspiration Videos

CS to Go and Bytes of Inspiration with Code Savvy are our response to the current health crisis -- Code Savvy’s programs have come together to develop weekly youth- and educator-centered videos that focus on creating new things with computer science. You can find all CS to Go and Bytes of Inspiration videos under Distance Learning on our website!

other happenings

Code Savvy’s MNCodes Educator Training Program

CS Integration Curriculum Showcase
As part of the MNCodes Cohort, educators are asked to create lessons that integrate computer science with another curricular content area such as literacy, math, science, or others, and align to both CSTA and MN Academic Standards. We will use this space to regularly showcase various curriculum resources that have been created by current or former MNCodes Cohort members.  
Coffee + CS Ed Zoom Call
Looking for more ways to connect with other educators interested in CS Ed? Or do you have ideas to share, questions or want to try out a resource in the company of other K12 CS Educators? Check out Coffee + CSEd Chats - every Friday at 8am, CT. Anyone is welcome to join! Details and Zoom info can be found here.


Technovation[MN]
This year, Technovation[MN] will be hosting Appapalooza as a LIVE Virtual event. Different from previous years, the winners at Appapalooza will not automatically advance, however, we do want to gather, with friends and families, to celebrate the outstanding work of the girls in Minnesota. We hope you will join us as a judge for the live pitch session of Appapalooza 2021.
Find out more and register here!

CoderDojos 
Our winter/spring schedule is now available here. Our next virtual event is March 13th! - Register Here. Hope to see many of you there. Sign up for email notices - CodeDojoTC and Rebecca CoderDojo.
 
Tech Around the World is just around the corner!
The MnTech Tech Careers 1.0 community is excited to bring you their next virtual event on Thursday, March 11. The Tech Around the World event will provide insight into what's up and coming in tech, as well as give attendees the opportunity to "meet the experts" in the fields of security, devops, cloud, data science, AI, and infrastructure as they share a peek behind the curtain of these booming tech sectors! Find out what careers are on the rise and how different tech fields are evolving from MN tech industry leaders.
Learn more & register now!

 
   
 
 
 

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