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Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development Opportunities

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Host: Building Computer Science Education Capacity in NJ

Date: June 2019 (various workshop dates)


Code.org Professional Learning at TCNJ

The Center for Excellence in STEM Education at The College of New Jersey is pleased to announce that registration is open for Code.org professional development workshops designed to prepare middle school and high school teachers to teach computer science.

The Code.org Professional Learning Program has both in-person and online supports designed to prepare teachers before and during their first year teaching CS Principles or CS Discoveries.

There are different programs depending on grade level. For more information, click here or click the register button above.





Host: The Center for Excellence in STEM Education at TCNJ

Date: June 24th – June 28th or July 29th – August 2nd 2019
Time: 8:30AM – 4:30PM

Location: TCNJ in Ewing, NJ

CS Discoveries Training

Registration is open for Code.org CS Discoveries professional development workshops designed to prepare middle school and high school teachers to teach computer science. CS Discoveries is an introductory computer science course that empowers students to create authentic artifacts and engage with computer science as a medium for creativity, communication, problem solving, and fun. The curriculum is recommended for middle and high school students (grades 6-10) and can be taught either as a semester or full-year offering.

The Code.org Professional Learning Program has both in-person and online supports designed to prepare teachers before and during their first year teaching CS Principles or CS Discoveries. Participants kick off the Professional Learning Program with a 5-day workshop to be held at TCNJ in Ewing, NJ where we will explore the curriculum and learning tools, discuss classroom management and teaching strategies, and build a community of teachers. With a focus on a customized experience, participants will develop skills while working in small groups to deepen their understanding of the materials. Support continues throughout following academic year as participants attend local, 1-day quarterly workshops hosted by Code.org Regional Partners.





Host: Drexel University College of Computing and Informatics

Date: June 24th-August 2nd 2019
Time: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri

Location: Drexel University Campus

REThink at Drexel University

Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics is pleased to announce that the REThink Project, a Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) Site in Engineering and Computer Science for Machine Learning to Enhance Human-Centered Computing, is now accepting applications for its 2019-2020 Program. REThink CS @ Drexel is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. CNS-1711773.

STEM and Computer Science high school teachers and 2-year college faculty in the City of Philadelphia and Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan Area are encouraged to apply for this non-residential program running June 24, 2019 – August 2, 2019. Over the course of the 6-week institute, teachers will participate in seminars that cover the sources of big data, machine learning techniques, human-centered computing, overviews of project areas and the ‘big ideas’ and computational thinking practices of CS Principles. Teachers will spend the remaining time performing research with faculty and students in labs on project topics that include driver distraction, histology image analysis, and smart textiles for perinatal monitoring, while initiating work on educational modules for use at their home institutions.

Teachers are expected to commit to full-time participation during the six-week summer program and additional activities throughout the school year. Teachers will participate 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and receive up to $6000 for the summer program, up to an additional $2000 additionally for follow up activities throughout the year, and will be allotted up to $2000 for equipment/supplies needed to effectively develop and deliver new course materials based on their research experience. No prior research experience is necessary. We encourage applications from two persons at the same institution, who can work as a team in developing and delivering curricular materials.

Applications will be accepted through March 16, 2019. For more information, including how to apply, visit the project website or contact Evy Vega directly at evy.vega@drexel.edu or 215-895-2669. Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The College of Computing & Informatics’ REThink Project is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.





Host: The Center for Excellence in STEM Education at TCNJ

Date: June 26th 2019
Time: 8:30AM – 4:00PM

Location: TCNJ in Ewing, NJ

Code.org CS Fundamentals

CS Fundamentals is an introductory computer science course that requires no computer science background. Today’s students need to prepare for tomorrow’s careers. Computer science teaches critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. Integrate computer science in your classroom with our 20 hour course for beginners.

This fun, hands on curriculum blends online learning with unplugged, hands on activities. You will learn how to introduce computer science basics in a format that’s fun and accessible to the youngest learners.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please create a Code.org account prior to the workshop. Make sure to bring your laptop and charger. All teachers will receive a Code.org swag bag, curriculum guide, and PD certificate. You will leave prepared to teach CS Fundamentals in your classroom. Ongoing Support is provided throughout the academic year.


Presenter:
Paige Besthoff




Host: The Center for Excellence in STEM Education at TCNJ

Date: July 29th – August 2nd 2019
Time: 8:30AM – 4:30PM

Location: TCNJ in Ewing, NJ

CS Principles Training

Registration is open for Code.org CS Principles development workshops designed to high school teachers to teach computer science. Computer Science Principles (can be taught as an AP​®​ course)​ is also an introductory course that requires no computer science background (from students or teachers). We recommend it for students in grades 9-12 with stronger reading and writing skills. More than a traditional introduction to programming, it is a rigorous, engaging, and approachable course that explores many of the foundational ideas of computing so all students understand how these concepts are transforming the world we live in.

The Code.org Professional Learning Program has both in-person and online supports designed to prepare teachers before and during their first year teaching CS Principles or CS Discoveries. Participants kick off the Professional Learning Program with a 5-day workshop to be held at TCNJ in Ewing, NJ where we will explore the curriculum and learning tools, discuss classroom management and teaching strategies, and build a community of teachers. With a focus on a customized experience, participants will develop skills while working in small groups to deepen their understanding of the materials. Support continues throughout following academic year as participants attend local, 1-day quarterly workshops hosted by Code.org Regional Partners.



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