NEW professional development online for August and the fall are available. Sign up for classes now.

Upcoming events for CS TEACHERS
  1. 4/20 Mark your calendar for the annual MD CS summit. Learn what’s going on all across in the state in K-12. Registration coming soon.
  2. Summer CS PD July 6-10 and 20-24. PLEASE HELP US PLAN what PD would benefit you most. Note: PD is open for registration now.
  3. August AI teacher workshop
  4. The next cohort of teachers accepted into the Praxis CS study program will be April 1, 2020. Apply for the free study program and see if you qualify to earn a stipend for completing the program and earning a CS endorsement.
Upcoming events and resources for CS STUDENTS and classrooms
  1. You can play picoCTF all year round for fun, exploration and practice
  2. Lots of great summer experiences for students at College Park
  3. Use any of these free resources in your classroom to introduce ideas about artificial intelligence:
  1. Java review for the AP CS A exam
  2. Khan academy review for the AP CS P exam
Opportunities For SCHOOLS
  1. Amazon future engineer program with Edhesive. Get free curriculum and support for qualifying schools.

Completed events

  • 2/22 SOMD CSTA meetup 9am-3pm at the Tech Center in Leonardtown, MD: free, fun, collaboration and learning. all welcome! Sign up at
  • St. Charles Hackathon. For new and experienced high school students. Registration is coming soon for the event on Feb 29-March 1 noon to noon.
  • Girls Go Cyberstart. A great place for new beginners! Open access to level 1 is from 1/13 to 2/14 followed by the actual game starting 2/10. It’s fun and free and anyone can try out the practice materials

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.