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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.

Goals: 

  1. Hear from Maryland dictricts 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.

Agendas:

Wednesday 7/20

  • 8:30-9:30 Statewide celebration of CS education - auditorium
  • 9:45-10:30 Introduction to higher education summer CS intensive goals. Sharing of current higher education projects.
  • 10:30 - 11:15 Presentations of current implementation of CS across PK-12 in a variety of Maryland districts
  • 11:15-12:00 Rotations: Hands-on activities with robots, unplugged activites, and computing commonly used in Maryland PK-12 schools
  • 1:00 - 3:30 Rotations: Hands-on activities with robots, unplugged activites, and computing commonly used in Maryland PK-12 schools

Thursday 7/21

  • 8:30-10:00 Explore the essential foundations of computer science needed for 21st century educators.
  • 10:15-12:00 Work in content/course specific development teams to review existing resources
  • 1:00- 2:45 Work in content/course specific development teams to recommend resources to improve, modify or develop
  • 3:00-3:30 Share ideas for recommended resources and optimal activities to implement.

Friday 7/22

  • 8:30-12:00 Make-a-thon for education faculty to create identified resources from earlier sessions
  • 1:00-2:30 continue make-a-thon
  • 2:30-3:30 Share resources created.

Register HERE:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScjivEBPEt3obUy37eA1mGLLsaejBNmW1m94xNpQSQNbQdRvw/viewform?usp=sf_link 

 

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 requirment 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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3300 Metzerott Rd. Adelphi, MD 20783 http://cs4md.com
MCCE received initial support from the National Science Foundation, (MSP)2 Grant No. 0831970.