Supports for Students

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Live Trainings

Sept 12, 2020 at 7pm EST
A live hour-long online event for Spanish-language K-5 computer science learning, on Saturday Sept 12, at 7pm Eastern.  Sponsored by Infosys Foundation USA, Televisa Foundation and, the program will show Spanish-speaking families and educators a range of free computer science learning platforms. So join us, and spread the word.
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Sunday Workshops (Tech Kids Unlimited)
Weekly virtual workshops for students with disabilities, aged 7-21 who would like to learn a new tech skill or build on tech skills they know. Recordings for past workshops are also available.

Code Break (
Wednesdays at 1 PM ET
During these weekly live webcasts, will lead you through a  group CS activity.

Philly Zoo at 2 (Philadelphia Zoo)
Weekdays at 2:00 pm

Home Safari (Cincinnati Zoo)
Weekdays at 3:00 pm (recordings saved)
Live videos with activity guides

VidCode Virtual Coding Club
Drop-in, weekly coding meetups for students ages 11+
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00 pm

PreRecorded Trainings

Robot Doctor on PA Public TV
PA Public TV and RobotWits are partnering to provide a weekly television series to extend robotics and mathematics lessons to students who may not have access to the Internet. Episodes air weekly on all PA Public TV stations before being archived online at and at

Spark Science (Franklin Institute)
Collection of 30+ Science Demos from the Franklin Institute, some with activity instructions

Science Buddies    
Collection of hands-on STEM activities for students. Each contains a how-to video and extension activities

Virtual Space in the Community (The Space Foundation)
The Space Foundation, with the support of Lockheed Martin, is offering a 15 series webinar event full of space-inspired STEM activities and career pathway discussions geared toward Middle and High school students but also supports parents and teachers. 



The Design Challenge 2020 – Change the Game (Google) 
Change The Game is Google Play's initiative to build a more inclusive future through gaming and education. Students ages 13-18 can participate by submitting an idea for a mobile game. Winners will be invited to participate in an online game dev workshop; upon completion of the workshop, they will receive a new Chromebook.

Technology and ​Universal Design for Learning (SchoolVirtually)
UDL-aligned resources to support all learners with distance and online learning, ​including students with disabilities and language learners.

I am a Scientist
This new classroom program, founded by two women who have overcome their own relevant hurdles, introduces students, particularly those in junior high/high school, to real-life stories of today’s scientists who are on the frontline of modern innovation—on a mission to inspire STEM careers while shattering outdated industry stereotypes. The program’s collection of classroom toolkits provide real-life stories of modern scientists, classroom resources, posters, career resources, and more. 

Learn CS, online:  Free, self-paced online activities and courses.

  • Hour of Code - Collection of one-hour tutorials, searchable by available technology, grade-level, and more. 
  • Scratch - Block-based programming platform compatible with any web-enabled device.  Get started with Scratch ideas (tutorials). The Scratch Offline Editor is available for participants with limited internet.
  • CS Academy - Introductory CS Course designed for high school students.
  • Amazon Future Engineer - Free, self-paced courses for Grades 2-12, and 6-12
  • @Breakfast_CS - Daily Tweets containing a computational thinking concept and problems 
  • Vidcode - Interactive, self-paced coding lessons for students K-12

Learn CS, unplugged: Explore CS without the internet or computers. 

  • CS Unplugged - Collection of free unplugged CS activities. 
  • Wonder Workshop Toolkits - Wonder Workshop, the creators of Dash and Dot, have created Toolkits for learning about CS and robotics. You do not need to own their products to engage in the activities. 

Read about CS: Explore CS with fiction and nonfiction reading.

Resources Curated from STEM & CS Organizations