We are aware that these are challenging times for schools, families, and educators. Our resources page offers support and ideas.
The MCCE and USM are working to continue to support our many projects and will provide online options as needed.

Summer CS PD for High School 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 Discoveries - full course Computer Science Discoveries is an introductory computer science course for 6 - 10th grade students. Mapped to CTSA standards, the course takes a wide lens on computer science by covering topics such as problem-solving, programming, physical computing, user-centered design, and data, while inspiring students as they build their own websites, apps, animations, games, and physical computing systems. This course is also known in Maryland as FOCS. (5 days M-F with 4 follow-up sessions during the school year. )  Register


CS Discoveries Units 3-4   Computer Science Discoveries is an introductory computer science course for 6 - 10th grade students. Mapped to CTSA standards, the course takes a wide lens on computer science. This workshop focuses on the programming and design process used in Units 3-4. (4 days M-Th) Register
Java programming full course Use the highly-regarded new, free CS Awesome curriculum to support teaching Java and AP(R) CS-A. The first 2 days (M-T) focus on learning basic Java skills for those who are new to the programming language. The next 3 days (W-F) focus on Java as it is used in the AP(R) course. Access the free curriculum to get started and see what creative projects are available.(5 days M-F) Register
Introduction to Java Use the highly-regarded new, free CS Awesome curriculum to support teaching Java and AP(R) CS-A. The first 2 days (M-T) focus on learning basic Java skills for those who are new to the programming language. Access the free curriculum to get started and see what creative projects are available.(2 days M-T) Register
AP(R) CS-A Java Have you already been introduced to the Java programming language? Use the highly-regarded new, free CS Awesome curriculum to support teaching Java and AP(R) CS-A. This 3 days (W-F) session focuses on Java as it is used in the AP(R) course. Access the free curriculum to get started and see what creative projects are available.(3 days W-F)  Register
AP(R) CS-A Java UPDATES Do you already teach AP(R) CS-A Java? Come for this one day update on successful strategies for engaging students, projects to prepare for AP(R) and updates to the College Board test and materials. (1 day F) Register
Python Programming Do you teach an introductory programming class? Do you want to make your AP(R) CS-Principles content more challenging? Learn about the Carnegie Mellon free, interactive system for teaching Python. ( 3 days W-F) Register
AP(R) CS-Principles UPDATES The exam is changing in 2021 for AP(R) CS-Principles. Come for this two-day update on successful strategies for engaging students, projects to prepare for AP(R) and updates to the College Board test and materials. (2 days M-T) Register
 School counselors This workshop by counselors for counselors focuses on an understanding of the disciplines and career awareness in computing and cyber. Developed by NCWIT, Counselors 4 Computing is a national program to broaden the diversity of students in technology. (1 day W)  registration coming
Praxis prep If you have already taught at least one section of computer science and are interested in the add-on endorsement to teach CS by taking the Praxis test. Attend our  Apply and register

Additional opportunities for professional development in Maryland

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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.