Poster Lesson 2022

Students will expand their knowledge of the relationship that computer science has with different industries by exploring the CS Heroes, how their work integrates with other industries, and the positive impact the CS Heroes' contributions have on the lives of others.


The following activities are based on a 1-day (about 45-minute) class session. Further below on this webpage, you will find suggestions and additional activities to extend this lesson. Other ways to continue celebrating CSEdWeek include My CS Hero Poster, Future Me Poster, and CS Connections on the CS Heroes webpage.


Introduce CSEdWeek

Computer Science Education Week is dedicated to inspiring all students to learn computer science, making sure that all students have opportunities to explore a future in computer science, and celebrating the work of students, teachers, and partners each December. This week is held in recognition of the birthday of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906), who helped create the first commercial electronic computer and made popular the term “bug” (an error in a program) after removing an actual moth from a computer in 1947.


Introduce 2022 Theme - #CelebratingProgress

CSEdWeek 2022 Theme - “Celebrating Progress.”


  • Lesson Opener/Reflection

  • What does “celebrating progress” mean to you?

  • Think-Pair-Share: Give students 3 minutes to reflect on the theme. With a partner, students each have 1 minute to share their reflection. As a whole group, have a few groups share their thoughts.


  • About #CelebratingProgress

  • CSEdWeek 2022 is Dec. 5-11. The CSEdWeek theme this year highlights the progress made in computer science education over the past decade. Many great advancements have made CS education more equitable and accessible for all learners.

  • This year, we aim to celebrate our progress while recognizing that more advancements need to be made so that every student has equitable equal opportunities to learn computer science.

  • CS has helped unlock mysteries in math and medicine, it’s been used to create art. CS built your phone, the internet, your favorite games, movies, and tv shows. CS helped us eradicate diseases and continues to enable us to explore the depth of space. CS helps us imagine ancient civilizations and build the cities of the future. The latest technologies such as artificial intelligence and data science will replace technologies from the early 2000s that have all but disappeared. New jobs in machine learning, data science, and artificial intelligence will be needed to keep up with the progression of computer science.


Introduce 2022 CS Heroes

Meet the 2022 CS Heroes!


Naba Rizvi

PhD Student in Computer Science


Corey Ashley

Cultural Technologist


Okezue Bell

Entrepreneur


Eyiara Oladipo

Student and Curriculum Developer


Yim Register

PhD Student in Computer Science


Kayla Saniya Forston

Student & Volunteer Teacher


Ian Michael Brock

Entrepreneur


Medha Gupta

Podcast Host and Developer


Daisy Murillo

Software Engineer


Sara-Marie Riyad

Student & Activist

2022 CS Heroes Scavenger Hunt

Provide students an opportunity to skim through each CS Hero’s webpage by completing the 2022 CS Heroes Scavenger Hunt


Directions: Review the information at CSEdWeek.org/CSHeroes. Write the name of the 2022 CS Hero in the right column next to the fact that matches that person in the table provided. Click here for the printer-friendly version.


Fact

2022 CS Hero

Loves birdwatching. Their favorite bird is the Steller's Jay, but penguins have a special place in their heart.

Developed an app called "Diné Adóone’é."

Is a nonbinary person with autism.

Has partnered with global brands like Microsoft, Amazon, McDonalds, and BET.

Was born on the same day as brother, at the same day and at the same time, although they are four years apart.

Used to train geese and worked at an ice cream shop during high school.

Participated in a youth leadership program called Los Angeles Posse.

Grew up in four countries: Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Canada, and the US.

Has a company named WeArm that builds affordable prosthetic arms for amputees using artificial intelligence and 3D printing.

Has a sulcata male tortoise named Torti who lives in their backyard and loves to munch on papayas, cacti, and prickly pears.

Creates augmented reality and public art to tell stories about the land, language, history, and culture of the Dakota people.


ANSWER KEY

Fact

2022 CS Hero

Loves birdwatching. Their favorite bird is the Steller's Jay, but penguins have a special place in their heart.

Eyiara Oladipo

Developed an app called "Diné Adóone’é."

Corey Ashley

Is a nonbinary person with autism.

Yim Register

Has partnered with global brands like Microsoft, Amazon, McDonalds, and BET.

Ian Michael Brock

Was born on the same day as brother, at the same day and at the same time, although they are four years apart.

Medha Gupta

Used to train geese and worked at an ice cream shop during high school.

Sara-Marie

Grew up in four countries: Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Canada, and the US.

Naba Rizvi

Has a company named WeArm that builds affordable prosthetic arms for amputees using artificial intelligence and 3D printing.

Okezue Bell

Has a sulcata male tortoise named Torti who lives in their backyard and loves to munch on papayas, cacti, and prickly pears.

Daisy Murillo

Creates augmented reality and public art to tell stories about the land, language, history, and culture of the Dakota people.

Marlena Myles

3-2-1 CS Hero Reflections

Select a 2022 CS Hero to learn more about and explore the resources that are listed on that CS Hero’s CSEdWeek page. Complete the 3-2-1 prompts:

  • List 3 things you learned about the CS Hero.

  • List 2 things you’re interested in.

  • What is 1 question about this CS Hero you still have?


Optimistic Closure

After learning more about your select CS Hero, answer the following questions:

  1. Why did you select this CS Hero?

  2. What do you have in common with the CS Hero?


Lesson Plan Breakdown - 45 minutes

# mins

Description

​1

​CSEdWeek Introduction & Theme Introduction

​5

​Theme Reflection: Think-Pair-Share

​1

​CSEdWeek Theme Description

​10

​2022 CS Heroes Preview & Scavenger Hunt Instructions

​3

​Scavenger Hunt Review & Instructions for Learning More about a CS Hero

​20

​Explore a 2022 CS Hero of Choice & Complete 3-2-1 Reflection

​3

​Optimistic Closure

Extension Ideas

  • On a 2nd day, have students select another CS Hero to learn more about.

  • Split the CS Heroes into two groups and have students select one from Group A and on the next day from Group B. For example:

  • Group A: Naba Rizvi, Corey Ashley, Okezue Bell, Eyiara Oladipo, Marlena Myles, Yim Register

  • Group B: Kayla Fortson, Ian Michael Brock, Medha Gupta, Daisy Murillo, Sara-Marie Riyad


Extension Activities

  • Give One-Get One-Move On

  • In partners that did not select the same CS Hero, student A tells student B about a CS Hero (give one). Then, student B tells student A about a CS Hero (get one). Finally, they switch partners (move on).

  • Have as many rounds as time allows so that students can learn about as many CS Heroes from their peers as possible.

  • Have students create a presentation of a CS Hero of choice.

  • Present their CS Hero to a small group.

  • Present their CS Hero to the entire class.

  • Have students create a Scratch animation or other CS project to share information about their CS Hero.

  • Show the panel discussion from the CSEdWeek kickoff event featuring four CS Heroes: Okezue Bell, Yim Register, Kayla Fortson, and Daisy Murillo.