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Maryland Higher Education Summer CS Intensive


July 20-22, 2022 at Hood College, Frederick, Maryland

8:30-3:30 each day (W, Th, F) lunch provided.


  1. Hear from Maryland districts on the many ways that computer science is being implemented across PK-12
  2. Experience hands-on robotics, unplugged, and computing activities that are commonly offered in Maryland PK-12 schools
  3. Discuss and provide feedback on the essential foundations of computer science for preservice programs
  4. Take a deep dive into existing resources for topic area interest groups: primary and secondary science, math, ELA, social studies, liberal arts, early childhood, special education, and computer science/engineering/cybersecurity.
  5. Collaboratively develop customized resources to meet specific course needs.


Wednesday 7/20

  • 8:30-9:15 Statewide celebration of CS education - auditorium - agenda
  • 9:30-10:10 Presentations of current implementation of CS across PK-12 in a variety of Maryland districts -auditorum
  • 10:20 - 11:30 Rotations: Hands-on activities with robots, unplugged activities, and computing commonly used in Maryland PK-12 schools
  • 11:30 - 12: 30 LUNCH ON US
  • 12:30 - 3:30 Introduction to higher education goals. Work in content/course specific development teams.

Thursday 7/21

  • 8:30-10:00 Explore the essential foundations of computer science needed for 21st century educators. Review CS vs CT and how CS provides opportunities for SEL.
  • 9:30-10:15 divide up into those who are new (stay in 206 with Lauren) and those who have been part of working in CS education for a while (move to 207 w/ dianne)
  • 10:15-11 take a break
  • 10:30-11:15 divide up into primary (suzanne room 207) and secondary (Noel 213)
  • 11:15-noon Work in content/course specific development teams to review existing resources
  • noon- 1 lunch with the elementary coaches in discussion groups.
  • 1-1:30 flash talks from MD institutions
  • 1:30- 3:00 Work in content/course specific development teams to recommend resources to improve, modify or develop
  • 3:00-3:30 Gallery Walk of elementary coach ideas.

Friday 7/22

  • 8:30-9 overview of resources
  • 9-11 Make-a-thon for education faculty to create identified resources from earlier sessions
  • 11-11:30 share next steps, wants and needs
  • 11:30-12:30 lunch
  • 12:30-3:30 Explore, customize, and annotate resources. continue make-a-thon


Why attend?

  1. We value your time and experience and want to pay you for your participation.
  2. You will be well positioned to apply for much larger grant funds after completing this cycle.
  3. This is an excellent opportunity for connecting and collaborating with colleagues.
  4. Maryland NEEDs teachers who understand how to teach computer science well to support diverse students across K-12. This nationally recognized subject area is way behind yet becoming a requirement in almost every state.



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
3300 Metzerott Rd. Adelphi, MD 20783
MCCE received initial support from the National Science Foundation, (MSP)2 Grant No. 0831970.