Climate Champions to Host Virtual Summit May 22

By Nan Renner Teachers want to teach about climate change. Students want to learn about climate change. To help meet this need, UC San Diego’s Climate Champions will host a free virtual summit on Saturday, May 22, 2021. Together, we can get more teaching, learning, and action on climate in regional schools.  The Climate Champions…

CREATE statement on the events of January 6, 2021

As a nonpartisan organization, we believe unwaveringly in a multiracial democracy and in the right to vote to shape this country’s direction so that all communities and individuals can thrive. We thus condemn in the strongest possible terms the storming and desecration of our shared Capitol and government on January 6 by people who demanded…

Op-Ed Published in the San Diego Union-Tribune: Making the Case for Computer Science Education during COVID

This week CREATE’s Researcher-Practitioner Minhtuyen Mai published an Opinion Editorial in the San Diego Union-Tribune with Dr. Beth Simon from the Department of Education Studies. The Op-Ed highlights the urgency of prioritizing computing education during this pandemic. A special thank you to Inga Kiderra, Director of Communications for the Division of Social Sciences, for helping…

Special Episodes of STEM 10+ Series: Scratch Videos in Spanish and English!

Laura Santos, Dana Chung, Minhtuyen Mai and Gabriel Innocenzi  As promised from last week’s blog post about our #CSforSD Launch, we have completed two coding videos, instructed by two amazing students in San Diego! The English version is by Joyce Garafolo, 2019 National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT) winner and junior at Canyon…

We Just Launched a #CSforSD Ed Week Google Site and It’s Full of Goodies!

By Minhtuyen Mai, Dana Chung, Laura Santos, and the Computer Science Teachers Association San Diego Chapter The Computer Science Teachers Association San Diego chapter, along with CREATE at UC San Diego’s CS Team, just launched this website for CSEdWeek. The website is filled with goodies including Scratch Games, downloadable #CSforSD Zoom backgrounds, a video contest,…

#USvsHate feels more important than ever

Mica Pollock and Kim Douillard #USvsHate is a national project of UC San Diego CREATE and Prof. Mica Pollock’s #Schooltalking. Our national expansion is now also powered by the teacher networks of the National Writing Project. In 2017, we and educator partners across San Diego started #USvsHate (us versus hate) as an “anti-hate“ initiative. We…