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Don't miss the 6th Annual Maryland K12 Computer Science Education Summit!

October 20, 2021 - October 21, 2021 
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Something of interest for every audience! Teachers, faculty, administrators, specialists, supporters, and everyone who is interested in hearing the highlights around the state. There's still time; Register now!

Important Links:

  1. Visit the Attendee Shared Folder that includes the Summit program and presentations .
  2. Secondary teachers: Vote on topics to discuss with peers from 7:00pm-8:00pm at Thursday's unconference session.
  3. Receive a Certificate of Attendance and a chance to win a Maryland Code’s Gift Bag by completing the


Wednesday 10/20/2021

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Welcome to the 2021 Summit!
  • Current status and long-range plans. Maryland in the lead.

7:00 PM - 7:05 PM 

Stretch Break 

7:05 PM  - 7:55 PM 



  • Highlights of resources for integration and computational thinking.
  • Paul Goldenberg & Kate Coleman, open-ended explorations in coding for elementary math.
  • Meg Ray & Sunny Rodriguez, integrating computational thinking in ELA and Math
  • Charlotte Dungan, AI for elementary, learning together.


  • Focus on computational thinking.
  • Dominic Sanders, EarSketch
  • Dan Garcia, BJC, Tech/Ed and CS for MS
  • Trista Zobitz, lesson for cyber for MS


  • Integration with CS: Jie Chao, ELA and AI for HS
  • Paul Horwitz, Quantum
  • Matt Davis, ExCite: Tech Ed and Math
  • Nancy Holter, art and CS 

7:55 PM - 8:00 PM

Wrap Up. Day 1 Closing Survey with lottery drawing for Maryland Codes swag

Thursday 10/21/2021

6:00 PM - 6:10 PM

Welcome Back

6:10 PM - 6:30 PM

Fantastic CS Around the State --Highlighting district CS plans from across Maryland. How do we get to full coverage of the standards with carefully crafted vertical articulation- Sharing: Bryan Ashby from Wicomico; Betsey Bell from Montgomery; Jennifer Weaver  Baltimore County and Ann Anders Washington County. Discussions and Q&A

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Panel on Equity and Inclusion 

Description: To truly reach the goal of “CS for All” we must be equitable and inclusive in our practices of CS access and delivery. Hear from three local experts who are on the frontlines of this important equity and inclusion work, and learn the best practices to take into your own schools. 

CSTA Introduction: Quiana Bannerman. Moderator: Gretchen LeGrand 
Speakers: Eboni Zook, Gina Fugate, JoAnne Robbins 

7:00 PM - 7:05 PM

Stretch break

7:05 PM - 7:45 PM


goal reviewing and the ongoing emphasis on equity and diversity


Coding as Another Language

Session Description: The Coding as Another Language (CAL) approach, developed by Dr. Marina Umaschi Bers and members of her DevTech Research Group at Tufts University, understands the learning of computer science as a new literacy for the 21st century that supports young learners in developing new ways of thinking about themselves and the world. You will see the value of play in learning and the progression of skills in CS in early elementary.

7:05-7:35pm: Presentation

7:35-7:45pm: Q&A 



Goals, Tips, and Tricks coordinated by the Maryland CSTA chapter.

7:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Wrap up and end. Reflection.  “Where do you see yourself in this CS work?" - Day 2 Closing Survey

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.