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Maryland Higher Education Summer CS Intensive


July 18-20, 2023 at Hood College, Frederick, Marylandflyer_thumbnail_click_for_visual.png

8:30-4:00 each day (T, W, Th) lunch provided.


  1. Learn about the ideas, successes, and challenges of others who have integrated CS into preservice education
  2. Discover how Maryland districts are integrating computer science into the classroom from preschool through high school.
  3. Engage in hands-on robotics, unplugged, and computing activities common in Maryland's PK-12 schools.
  4. Examine existing computer science, engineering, and cybersecurity resources for primary and secondary content areas, early childhood, and special education.
  5. Create actionable plans to reach all future educators with customized resources to meet the needs of specific courses in collaboration with colleagues.

Tentative Agenda:

Tuesday 7/18

  • 8:30-9 Overview of resources & Maryland goals
  • 9-11 Current implementers share their resources, successes, and challenges
  • 11-11:30 Computational thinking: pedagogy and content.
  • 11:30-12:30 LUNCH
  • 12:30-1:30 Issues of equity in computer science. Including those who are most often left out.
  • 1:30-4:00 Small work sessions to customize existing resources for individual program use. Discuss vertical alignment of experience for preservice students

Wednesday 7/19

  • 8:30-9:15 Statewide celebration of CS education - auditorium - agenda
  • 9:30-11:30 Sharing how Maryland programs are incorporating CT/CS. Coding in elementary education. What is being done in elementary-high school. STEM and technology. Integration into the arts, ELA and reading.
  • 11:30 - 12: 15 LUNCH - connect with PK-12 teachers working in their districts
  • 12:15 Group Photo in front of the cafeteria
  • 12:15-1:15 Ice Cream Social. Meet the teachers in your area.
  • 1:15 - 2:30 Rotations: Hands-on activities with robots, unplugged activities, and computing commonly used in Maryland PK-12 schools
  • 2:30 - 4:00 Emerging technologies as a common literacy across all subject areas: artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data science, etc. What should educators know about data, AI and cyber?

Thursday 7/20

  • 8:30-9:00 Investigate good pedagogical practices for CS, how CS provides opportunities for SEL.
  • 9:00-10:00 Elementary and Middle school teachers share the CS they do in the classroom
  • 10:00-11:00 Divide up into groups by institution or common courses to plan.
  • 11:00-12:00 Work in content/course specific development teams to review existing resources
  • 12:00- 1 LUNCH
  • 1-1:30 Share plans for future work
  • 1:30- 3:15 Work in content/course specific development teams to recommend resources to improve, modify or develop
  • 3:15-4:00 Gallery Walk of results


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.

Take action

  1. Fill out an application to register for the summer PD event.
  2. Apply for a mini-grant to receive a stipend with the support of your institution (plus funding to offset travel/accommodation/materials of instruction costs)
    1. Note: limited stipends of $900 are available for those who want to apply as an individual. Only institutional applicants will receive funding for travel/accommodations and resources.


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.