CYSD Activities

It’s time for Hour of Code again!  During Computer Science Education Week, December 5 – 9, 2016, we hope that all staff members will consider including coding as part of your activities (during flex time for HS and MS).  If you would like to sign up to host an hour of code, click here. Even if you don’t sign up, you can still provide activities related to coding for your students. Once again, Hour of Code should be the largest learning event in history.

A few points to consider about Computer Science Education

  • Central has 4 computer Science courses available – 2 are AP courses!
  • Unfortunately these classes still only count as electives, not math or science
  • PA does not have certification for computer science teachers
  • PA has more than 17,000 open computer science jobs
  • Resources for computer science education advocates


Ways to participate

Our iTeam students are working with several dedicated Central staff members and Computer Science Honor Society members planning for another engaging event this year.  They have linked several of their favorite activities on our iTeam HOC web page.

Partner with one of our iTeam members during your class or flex

Try the HOC Tutorials. There are activities from previous years, plus new activities, such as coding with Minecraft Hour of Code Designer, Moana: Wayfinding with Code, and VidCode – Code the news and Climate Science.

Check out Made With Code for additional information and activities from Google that are directed at young women.

Hour of Code Family Night – includes coding activities and robots! Wednesday, 12/7 from 6:00-8:00 @ CYHS Hub Evening  [link for free registration].  The event is hosted by CYHS iTeam and Computer Science Honor Society members.

Family Coding Adventures

PM Session (Families welcome): Wednesday, 12/7 from 6:00-8:00 @ Central York Highschool

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Apps for iPads (mostly for grades K – 8)

Websites to Learn Programming