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Summer CS PD for High School 2020

PLEASE NOTE: All summer PD for 2020 is moving online. Dates and times have changed to accommodate this transition. Teacher stipends may be offered to attendees who are approved, through their local school system.

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 2020-21 program. Apply now!  
Private school teachers who serve under-represented and under-served communities may be qualified for scholarships Others can participate for a fee..
 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.  (30+ hours of PD with 4 follow-up sessions during the school year. ) 3 CPD credits. Choose July 20-24 or July 27-31 8:30-4:30 each day with mixed online and independent time.  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.  (30+ hours of PD with 4 follow-up sessions during the school year. ) 3 CPD credits. July 6-10 8:30-4:30 each day with mixed online and independent time. Register
CS Discoveries Unit 1-2 Update For those who have already taught CS-Discoveries Units 1-2, this 7.5+ hour update workshop will cover updates to the Code.org 20-21 curriculum with successful strategies for engaging students, and an opportunity to share best practices. 0.5 CPD credits (7.5 hours online)  Aug 3-5 1-4pm each day.  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 weeks focus on learning basic Java skills for those who are new to the programming language. The next 4 weeks 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. 6 weeks,••part time each day with flexible timing. Choose a session June 8 - July 18, 2020 OR June 29 - August 16, 2020 (July 13-19 off) 3 CPD credits Choose both courses below for the full course

Introduction to Java Use the highly-regarded new, free CS Awesome curriculum to support teaching Java and AP(R) CS-A. The 2-week session (part-time) will 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. 1 CPD credit June 8-20 OR June 29-July 11.  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 4 week long, part-time online 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.June/July and July/August online. **4 weeks•• part-time each day with flexible timing. 2 CPD credits June 22 - July 18, 2020 OR July 20 - August 16, 2020  Register
AP(R) CS-A Java UPDATES Do you already teach AP(R) CS-A Java? Come for this 7.5 hour update on successful strategies for engaging students, projects to prepare for AP(R) and updates to the College Board test and materials. July online. 7.5 hours online 0.5 CPD credits. July 15-17. 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. 1 CPD July 22-24 8:30-4:30 daily. Register
AP(R) CS-Principles full course  Computer Science Principles is an AP(R) level course that was designed to cover the breadth of computer science for students with a wide variety of interests. Using the Code.org curriculum that includes online units and a teacher dashboard, It can count as a tech credit in Maryland or as part of the CS pathway.  (30+ hours of PD with 4 follow-up sessions during the school year. ) 3 CPD credits. Choose July 20-24 or July 27-31 8:30-4:30 each day with mixed online and independent time.  Register

AP(R) CS-Principles UPDATES The exam is changing in 2021 for AP(R) CS-Principles. Join 4 half days online for an update on successful strategies for engaging students, projects to prepare for AP(R) and updates to the College Board test and materials.  1 CPD credit Aug 3-6 8:30am-12  Register

 School counselors This workshop by counselors for computingfocuses 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. July 6-8 9:30am-2:20 pm with a lunch/health break in the middle. 0.5 CPD credits

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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 ongoing webinars to help with your studies. 5 Saturdays: June 20,27, July 11,18,25 8:30am-11am If you are interested you can also apply for the grant program to become part of a study cohort. Register
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 inform the students of today to be informed consumers and creators. 1 CPD credit (15 hours: Choose either June 8-26 or August 3-21, 5 hours a week for 3 weeks)  Register
EPIQ 2020 Do you work with students who are blind or visually impaired? Attend the EPIQ conference and learn about Quorum, a programming environment specifically designed to be accessible to all. Attend the annual conference online this year for only $50. July 13-17.  Register

 

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.