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2021-2022 Professional Development for K-8

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All PD for the remainder of 2021 is online.

PLEASE NOTE: The Maryland Center for Computing Education does not provide individual stipends to teachers for its professional development. In some cases CPD credit is available. Please check with your district point of contact for questions around stipend eligibility and availability. Computer Science workshops will be offered at NO COST to all Maryland Public school teachers who are approved by their district and accepted into the 2021-2022 program. Private school teachers who serve under-represented and under-served communities may be qualified for scholarships Others can participate for a fee. Apply now!  If you are looking for PD for full courses in middle school, please see the secondary page.

Introductory Sessions

Code.org CS Fundamentals The CS Fundamentals units are designed to be an introduction to CS for students of all ages, starting as young as Kindergarten pre-readers. The courses blend online, self-guided and self-paced tutorials with “unplugged” activities that require no computer at all. Each course consists of a set of lessons that may be implemented as one unit or over the course of a semester. This workshop will guide teachers new to Code.org fundamentals in implementing the units effectively with their students and will combine synchronous and independent sessions. 0.5 CPD credits --( 7.5 hours total. July 19 & 20 8:30am-12:30pm) Coming again soon
Scratch Monthly Meet-Ups Do you use Scratch in any classroom? This is a programming tool used from elementary through college. Challenge yourself to learn more about this amazing, free tool. Thursdays, September 30, 2021 - Thursday, December 16, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Visit cs4md.com/scratch for more details and to see what has been done previously. Register here
School Library Media and Computer Science In this workshop we will analyze lesson plans that you plan to teach, and work collaboratively to align them to the School Library Media, Computer Science and Digital Learning standards. Between meetings you will be expected to teach the lessons and reflect on their efficacy in a personal journal. Join us on 5 Mondays between October 4, 2021, October 25, November 15, December 6 and January 10, 2022 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.  Earn 1 CPD credit upon completion.  Register here
Data Science for Educators Data can and will work harder for you. How do you harness your data in REAL-TIME to make daily decisions about what’s happening in your classroom? How do you support students to gather meaningful data, clean their data, analyze bias in data, choose the best visualization, and produce meaningful results? Complete 8 independent online modules (about 1.5 hours each), attend 3 out of 4 1 hour-long in-person sessions. 15 hours total, 1 CPD credit.  Meets evenings October 14,21,28 and November 4. Register here
Artificial Intelligence Introduction Are you new to Artificial Intelligence? Are you curious to know how you can incorporate some of these high-interest ideas and engaging activities in any class? Join this online class of interactive activities from MindSpark Learning and IBM with local online discussion groups to build your understanding of how Artificial Intelligence affects all of us and how we can support the students of today to be informed consumers and creators. Learn about ethics, impacts, machine learning, natural language processing and more. 1 CPD credit (15 hours total . 2hrs synch and 3hrs asynch a week for 3 weeks. Meets M and Th 7-8pm) 9/27 - 10/14

Register for sessions starting Sept. 27

Artificial Intelligence Follow Up Have you already explored the basics of Artificial Intelligence? Would you like to connect with other Maryland teachers to try out the newest online tools and curriculum and develop a follow-up lesson plan to dig deeper into this exciting area? Learn about AI & Dance, AI  & the Environment, and peek into how AI makes decisions. Spend some time teaching the Teachable Machine and Machine Learning for Kids. 1 CPD credit (15 hours total: Oct 25 - November 11; 6 hrs synch, 9 hrs asynch, M and Th 7-8pm)

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Cybersecurity for Educators The internet requires a whole new lesson plan. Explore smart cybersecurity behaviors and learn about common threats in the digital world. Experience a wealth of materials to increase your own knowledge and translate your learning into the classroom. Meets 1 hour a week for 6 weeks with 9 hours of asynchronous work for a total of 15 hours. 1 CPD credit. sept 23, 30, oct 7,14,21,28 Register here
School counselors A workshop that focuses on an understanding of the disciplines and career awareness in computing and cyber. Saturday, November 6, 9am-4:30pm .  0.5 CPD credits Register for November 6
Deep Dive into Code.org CS Fundamentals Developed with Code.org’s professional learning values in mind, the Deep Dive workshop provides teachers who have already used Code.org CS Fundamentals with a hands-on learning experience with other like-minded teachers. Teachers are given the space to work through the individual challenges in carefully crafted sessions led by experienced facilitators, most of whom were (and often still are) classroom teachers. 0.5 CPD credits (7.5 hours:  4 hours a day for 2 days) Coming again soon

 

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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MCCE received initial support from the National Science Foundation, (MSP)2 Grant No. 0831970.