• Announcing the winners of the
    2022 Hour of Code PA Challenge

    This week, December 5-11, is CSEdWeek , and we congratulate all the educators and students who participated in the 2022 Hour of Code PA Challenge.  

    Winners in the grades 6-8 category:

    • 1st Place:   Charleroi Middle School
                          Teacher: Anne Gavorcik
                          Student Team: S. Stihl and G. Keddon
                          Project: Dance Party - Code.org

    • 2nd Place:  Duquesne City School District
                          Teacher: Michelle Stowell
                          Student Team: Jamier M and Javarius B
                          Project: Blocks Jumper: Cubed Crusader  - Scratch

    • 3rd Place:   West Chester Area School District
                          Teacher: Kelsey Morrow
                          Student Team: G Swanik
                          Project: Dance Party - Code.org

    Winners in the grades 9-12 category:  

    • 1st Place:    Deer Lakes School District
                           Teacher: Doug Clark
                           Student Team: Kweli D and Michael G
                           Project: Basketball Game - CS Academy

    • 2nd Place:   Deer Lakes School District
                           Teacher: Doug Clark
                           Student Team: Dan D and Evan M
                           Project: Dice Game - CS Academy

    • 3rd Place:    Knoch Area School District
                           Teacher: Laura Gaston
                           Student Team: Jacob R and Jeremy D
                           Project: Pong - CS Academy

    Anybody can learn how to code!

    For those of you not familiar with Hour of Code, it is a fun way for educators and students to experience computer science and coding -- no prior experience is needed. You still have time to try an Hour of Code activity this week.  Visit the Code.org website for more information!

    The Pennsylvania Code.org Regional Partners along with Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Science Academy certified facilitators from Allegheny and Montgomery County Intermediate Units are joining forces to support our first-ever statewide 2022 Hour of Code PA Challenge.  

    Computer Science Education

    The AIU provides computer science education through a variety of educational learning options designed to help PreK-12 schools build capacity for teaching computer science. Through these programs, educators will gain access to research-based professional development, materials and resources to successfully implement effective computer science curricula.

    We offer the following professional learning programs for PreK-12


    CS Academy CS1 Course - Carnegie Mellon University

    • Educator professional development for students in grades 9-12; Contact Linda Muller

      • Please check back for training dates in 2023!

    SCRIPT Training

    • Strategic CSforALL Resource & Implementation Planning Tool is a framework that guides teams of district and building administrators, CS educators and other district CS leaders through collaborative visioning, self-assessment, and goal-setting exercises to create or expand upon their PreK-12 computer science education implementation plan for students; Contact Brian Stamford or Linda Muller

      • Please check back for training dates in 2023!