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.
- Hear from Maryland dictricts on the many ways that computer science is being implemented across PK-12
- Experience hands-on robotics, unplugged, and computing activities that are commonly offered in Maryland PK-12 schools
- Discuss and provide feedback on the essential foundations of computer science for preservice programs
- 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.
- Collaboratively develop customized resources to meet specific course needs.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- We value your time and experience and want to pay you for your participation.
- You will be well positioned to apply for much larger grant funds after completing this cycle.
- This is an excellent opportunity for connecting and collaborating with colleagues.
- 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.