The Hour of Code is HERE! December 9-15. Over 100 new activities! 

Invite families, administrators, school board members, and legislators to see what kids can create.

Maryland Center for Computing Education (MCCE)

Three elementary school students working on a laptop computer.The MCCE is designed to expand access to high-quality Pre-Kindergarten-12 (P-12) computing education by strengthening educator skills and increasing the number of computer science teachers in elementary and secondary education.

It also serves as a focal point for broader collaborative initiatives to increase the availability and quality of P-12 computing education across the state, including stakeholder meetings and partnerships; teacher certification efforts; standards and curriculum development; innovative pedagogical research and practices; training and awareness for administrators, students, and parents; and coordinating with related national efforts.

University Partners:

  • Round #2 feedback for the preservice RFP will be sent by 12/9/19. Round #3 RFP will be available in spring 2020.

Teachers:

  • Do you want to add on an endorsement to teach computer science by studying and passing the Praxis II CS exam? Read more about the MCCE grant program to reward teachers who add on a CS endorsement.
  • CSTA-MD is holding free teacher meetups around the state. Check in Upcoming Events for a meetup near you.
 Join the Hour of Code all across the state! Try out any of the hundreds of activities for new programmers from virtual robotics to game making, music video production, 3D design, science, math, art, and social studies connections. There are activities for all ages with or without a computing device.
Help spread the word about what amazing things can be created with a basic understanding of code. Hold a Family Code Night

Watch our videos: 

Keep an eye out for upcoming professional development events.

pdfMCCE Annual Report

 

Dianne O'Grady-Cunniff, dogrady@usmd.edu
Director, Maryland Center for Computing Education

Dr. Megean Garvin, mgarvin@usmd.edu
Director of Research, Maryland Center for Computing Education

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MCCE received initial support from the National Science Foundation, (MSP)2 Grant No. 0831970.