SOFLO CSTA Hackathon

Calling anyone who loves programming to the SOFLO CSTA Hackathon!

Organized by CSTAMiami and CSTAPBC/Broward, the hackathon welcomes teams of of 3 – 5 students from any schools located in the Miami-Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach counties.

Each team needs a mentor who can be a teacher or any trusted adult.

Competition Window: December 7 – 11, 2020

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CS helps students outperform in school, college, and workplace

The field of computer science is not only mathematics, it is really problem solving and critical thinking. Studies done on classrooms that involve computer science as part of their lessons with the usage of shows that students have better results in their test scores in reading, writing, math, and science.

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Parents Think Computer Science Education Is Important

Google and Gallup reports that close to 7 out of 10 parents and guardians of students in middle and high school in the US say that computer science is important. This report comes from Google’s and Gallup’s third study on the topic of understanding views on computer science and access to learning opportunities in K-12 schools.

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In 8th Grade, Separate Algebra is Unequal Algebra for Black Students

Recently, the Educational Researcher found that teachers cover significantly less algebra material in the classes in predominately black schools. Algebra is often considered the road to advanced mathematics. While a math course that includes algebra could be considered an algebra course, it does not prove that black students are getting the time and accessibility that they need in the topic to succeed in the upcoming advanced mathematics courses.


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Imagine Cup Junior 2020: AI for Good

Microsoft asks: Are your students ready to change the world?

Imagine Cup Junior 2020 provides students aged 13 to 18 the opportunity to learn about technology and how it can be used to positively change the world. In 2020, the global challenge is focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI), introducing students to AI and Microsoft’s AI for Good initiatives so they can come up with ideas to solve social, cultural and environmental issues. It’s also a great opportunity to encourage students to develop and practice 21st century skills like communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.