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The MCCE and USM are working to continue to support our many projects and will provide online options as needed.

Summer CS PD for Elementary 2020

Most sessions are offered at both Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD the week of July 6-10 and Hood College in Frederick, MD the week of July 20-24. 8:30-4. Teacher stipends may be offered to attendees who are approved, through their local school system.

 Code.org CS Fundamentals  The CS Fundamentals units are designed to be a great introduction to CS for students of all ages, starting as young as Kindergarten. 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. Even kindergarten-aged pre-readers can participate. (Salisbury, 7/6, Hood 7/23 also offered in Columbia 7/30)  Register


Code.org Deep Dive 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.  (Salisbury 7/7, Hood 7/24 also offered in Columbia 7/31) Register
 Scratch Jr  With Scratch Jr, young children (ages 5-7) can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer. This is an excellent entry point to anyone new to coding. M-T each week  Register
 Scratch Projects  With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. Adapt Scratch to any subject area using many high-quality existing lessons and curriculum. Note: this session is for grades 3-8. M-W each week  Register
Integrated computing Discover high-interest plugged and unplugged activities that teach key computational thinking skills that align to Maryland K-12 CS standards and connect to multiple subject areas in K-5. This is open to anyone who is interested and is part of the Elementary Coaches program. Click here to learn more about this program.  Register
(coming soon)
Library Media Specialists Coding and computational thinking fit in well with maker spaces and digital literacy skills. Many Maryland districts have units of study that include computer science standards. Discover some integrated ideas, literature-based activities, digital storytelling, and digital resources to increase student creativity and engagement. Others who have an interest are welcome to attend. Th-F each week. Register

 Are you interested in learning more on your own?

Consider attending a Minecraft, Micro:bit or other session to expand your knowledge of computer science.

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.