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Our search continues! The Code Savvy Board of Directors is looking for our next full-time
Executive Director to expand our work of creating opportunities for hands-on, equitable computer science learning experiences that inspire all learners to transform the future for good. 

We have updated the hours and salary for this role. If you, or someone you know, has nonprofit leadership experience, a passion for promoting equitable education and increasing access for underrepresented students in the computer science field - we want to hear from you! 

Click the button below to learn about all opportunities currently available with Code Savvy!

This Week’s Spotlight and Project-Inspiration Theme: Women's Equality Day

This week’s focus is Women's Equality Day!

August 26th is Women's Equality Day and this week's theme. The day celebrates the adoption of the nineteenth amendment to the United States Constitution in 1920. This amendment prohibited the states and the federal government from denying someone the right to vote based on their sex. This right was fought for by the activists of the women's suffrage movement. This year marks the 101st anniversary of the amendment. 
Although this was the beginning of equality for many women in the United State's it did not mark equality for all. Women of color were not allowed to vote until many years later. Although African American women had a massive impact on the suffragette movement they were not allowed to vote until the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 
Suffrage remains a work in progress for many women in the United States. Women’s Equality Day is a chance for us to reflect on the impacts of a woman’s right to vote and to think about the work still needed to close the gaps in gender equality. 
To celebrate the day and learn more, join NASA for a Q & A session on LinkedIn with NASA Women in STEM on August 26th from 4-5 pm EST (3-4 pm CT) to learn more about working as a woman in a STEM role at NASA. As you are practicing your coding skills this week, could you try creating a Scratch project to help educate people on the history of the suffragette movement? Whatever you create, don't forget to share it with us!

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

You can find all CS to Go and Bytes of Inspiration videos under Distance Learning on our website!

MNCodes Happenings

Code Savvy’s MNCodes Educator Training Program and Opportunities
Save the Date! MNCodes Workshops: Saturday, Nov 13th
Mark your calendars! On Saturday, November 13th Code Savvy will be hosting a morning of learning and exploration for computer science educators. There will be a variety of workshops to choose from that best meet your needs and goals. Further details and registration information will be coming soon!

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.
  • Scratch Jr. Book Reviews
    Scratch Jr is an app on Apple’s App Store that allows younger students to practice programming and computational thinking using image-based blocks to code. This project empowers students to use Scratch Jr to create book reviews which can then be shared with other students in the school.  Check out the lesson resources here. To see other projects that integrate CS into core content areas, you can browse our database on the MNCodes website.

Coffee + CS Ed Zoom Call - Summer Break!
We have wrapped up our Coffee + CS Ed chats for the school year! It has been so great to connect and collaborate with so many educators dedicated to improving CS education opportunities for our students! Please complete this survey so we can see what times would work to meet a few times over the summer to help stay connected.

Other Activities for Kids

Our last summer CoderDojo is complete and was a great success. We are preparing for in person events starting in September. Watch this space for the schedule announcement. Hope to see many of you there. Sign up for email notices - CodeDojoTC and Rebecca CoderDojo.

Congressional App Challenge
The Congressional App Challenge is back for another year of inspiring the next generation of American STEM talent! The Congressional App Challenge is a district-specific competition where Members of Congress invite students to create their own original apps with the chance to win nationwide recognition. 

This program accommodates coding skills of all levels. Students compete with others in their district, so hundreds of students, including beginners, are honored as winners each year. Winning teams are then invited to the U.S. Capitol Building, where their apps are put on display for one year. Don’t let your students miss out on this great opportunity! 

More Information here


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Code Savvy empowers youth and educators with the knowledge, skills, and support to create with technology while interrupting and counteracting gender, racial, and socioeconomic gaps in computing. We create opportunities for hands-on computer science learning that inspires learners to transform the future.

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