The Hour of Code activities are still available. 

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

What is computer science and what do you need to know to teach it?

 

Use this short study guide to prepare for the CS Praxis II cohort application pretest which is required to be part of the MD CS Certification program.
The purpose of the pretest is two-fold: (1) to illustrate the topics that are covered in the CS Praxis exam, and (2) to demonstrate a willingness to review the study materials and questions.

 

Use these links to learn the CS content you need to pass the certification exam CS Teacher Standards from CSTA 2019
 Click on a content area to learn more about it

NOTE: The CS Praxis II exam for teacher certification
only focuses on content of CS, not practices or pedagogy.

The CS Praxis II exam includes 55 percent on programming and algorithms, and 15 percent each on data, computing systems and networks, and ethics and impacts

  CS Educator standards cover 5 areas: demonstrate CS knowledge and skills, implement them in the classroom, design lessons with good pedagogy, continuously learn, advocate for equity and inclusion
 Practices for teaching and learning CS
  •  Collaborating Around Computing
  •  Recognizing and Defining Computational Problems
  •  Developing and Using Abstractions
  •  Creating Computational Artifacts
  •  Testing and Refining Computational Artifacts
  •  Communicating About Computing
  

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.