Hour of Code Celebration Learn how to CODE with Josh and Maya!
Participants will create simple projects and solve computational problems using Learn basic concepts in computer science and create your own games in GameLab. Play and learn with games and CoderZ (
Monday, December 6, 2021, and Tuesday, December 7, 2021 from 4:00 pm. to 5:00 pm.
Virtual Community Event Zoom Link
*This event is organized by the Mid-Columbia Computer Science Teacher Association (Mid-Columbia CSTA), Pasco School District, and Columbia Basin Community College.
CBC, K-12 and PNNL
12/5/2021 and 12/6/2021 from 4pm to 5pm.
CSTA Chapter Workshop - Joshua Bee - Password Hashing, how are your passwords stored and stolen.
CBC, K-12, and PNNL
Pasco STEM Showcase with Mid-Columbia CSTA


4:00 to 4:20 PM STEM Showcase

Celebrations, student quotes, teacher experiences from our work over the past year

4:25- 5:15 PM Virtual Presentations –Choose from one of the following

·     Josh Bee, Cyber Security

·     Kaylie McGuckin, STEM is FEM

·     Maya Donnelly, What is a Robot?

·     Christa Fairman, Chris Niemeyer, and Jordan Heller Inquiry-based learning with CoderZ 

·     John Weisenfeld, Explore our world at the Nano level

5:15- 5:30 PM Next steps discussion and reflection survey

CBC, K-12, and PNNL
CSTA Chapter Workshop Katie Sandfort Sam Labs

This session will allow participants to gain confidence in implementing engaging lessons using flow-based and block-based coding with K-8 students.  Beginning the session, we will learn how the CPA (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) model sets the groundwork for students to develop computational thinking and problem-solving skills in elementary school, preparing them for block-based coding and computer science courses in middle school and beyond. Teachers will have the chance to investigate SAM Labs' flow-based and block-based coding software, participating in learning activities and exploring opportunities for creativity, engineering, and open-ended responses in their classes.   

CBC, K-12, and PNNL


CBC, K-12, and PNNL
CBC, K-12, and PNNL
CBC, K-12, and PNNL
CBC, K-12, and PNNL
CBC, K-12, and PNNL
CBC, K-12, and PNNL