We are aware that these are challenging times for schools, families, and educators. Our resources page offers support and ideas.
The MCCE and USM are working to continue to support our many projects and will provide online options as needed.

Maryland Center for Computing Education (MCCE)

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Many educators are dealing with these uncertain times and have multiple priorities to juggle. We understand and are flexible in modifying timelines and budgets to adapt to these difficult circumstances. We are actively planning online options for delivering professional development in a meaningful and interactive format. Please contact us through the email addresses at the bottom of the page if you have questions or would like to discuss options.

Registration is open for both the CS Summit on April 20 and statewide Summer CS PD  July 6-10 and 20-24. We will keep everyone posted on what is moving to an online format, and what might be postponed.

Are you looking for ideas for online resources that could be useful for teachers and students engaged in home learning? 

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:

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. Apply now. Those accepted into the next cohort will be notified by April 1, 2020.
  • CSTA-MD is holding free teacher meetups around the state. Join the CSTA (computer science teachers association) and the CSTA-MD chapter to view events offered by this volunteer group of teachers statewide. **Note: many spring meetups will be offered online instead of in-person. 
 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 at usmd dot edu
Director, Maryland Center for Computing Education

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

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Maryland Center for Computing Education
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MCCE received initial support from the National Science Foundation, (MSP)2 Grant No. 0831970.