Ongoing professional development and support is available throughout the year. Sign up for sessions and classes now.

Support and PD for secondary CS teachers


  1. Just in time and ongoing support for teachers of:
    1. Computer Science Discoveries (ECS, FOCS):
    2. AP Computer Science Principles: 
    3. AP Computer Science-A and Java:  bi-monthly meetups for all AP CS-A teachers: new and experienced
    4. Scratch monthly meetups for all levels
  2. Learn something new
    1. Artificial Intelligence: Introduction & Follow-Up (digging into projects)
    2. Cybersecurity Introduction & Cybersecurity for Educators
    3. Data Science for Educators. (an Introduction)
  3. Praxis study sessions for earning certification
  4. Counselor workshops.

PLEASE NOTE: All PD for 2021 is online. MCCE does provide free CPD credit. MCCE does not provide individual stipends to teachers for its professional development. Please check with your district point of contact for questions around stipend eligibility and availability.

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 2021-22 program. Private school teachers who serve under-represented and under-served communities may be qualified for scholarships. Others can participate for a fee. Apply now!  

Just-in-time PD and support during the school year CS Discoveries - quarterly workshops

Teachers who completed 2021 summer PD for CS Discoveries will receive an invitation automatically.

Teachers who have just joined us or participated in just-in-time CSD PD are invited to:

  • QUARTERLIES: Five meetups for just-in-time support for upcoming CSD units. 9/25, 10/23, 12/18, 1/29, 3/12 Saturdays 8:30-11:30. 1 CPD credit if you attend and participate in 4.
  • FULL WORKSHOP: how to teach CSD 6 Saturdays Sept. 25 - Oct 30 8-11am. 30 hours of work total with about 1.5 hours of asynch work each week. 2 CPD credits

Register for new teacher quarterlies

Register for full workshop

AP(R) CS-Principles Quarterly workshops 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 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. This course introduces students to algorithms and programming, how the internet works, impacts and ethics of computing, big data, and more. Meets throughout the school year. 1 CPD credit. Register for the kickoff session 9/16 and quarterlies
AP(R) CS-Principles Test Preparation A one-day three-hour workshop with experienced CSP teachers reviewing the AP Exam performance task and study materials as well as the later units of the CSP curriculum. Join MCCE on Sunday, December 12, 2021 or Sunday, January 16, 2022 from 8:30am-11:30am for this deep dive into CS Principles.

Register for 12/12

Register for 1/16

AP(R) CS-A Just-in-time throughout the school year.  Want more help throughout the year? Sign up for the Bi-monthly just-in-time sessions for new and experienced teachers to dig into each unit just in time to teach it. View details at Register to join at any time during the sessions.
Scratch Monthly Meetups Do you use Scratch in any classroom? This is a programming tool used from elementary through college. Challenge yourself to learn more about this amazing, free tool. Visit for more details. Last Thursday of each month starting 9/30 5-6pm Register to join at any time of the year.

Learn something new in computer science!

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 support the students of today to be informed consumers and creators. Learn about ethics, impacts, machine learning, natural language processing and more. 1 CPD credit (15 hours total . 2hrs synch and 3hrs asynch a week for 3 weeks. Meets M and Th 7-8pm) 9/27 - 10/14

Register for sessions starting Sept. 27

Artificial Intelligence Follow Up Have you already explored the basics of Artificial Intelligence? Would you like to connect with other Maryland teachers to try out the newest online tools and curriculum and develop a follow-up lesson plan to dig deeper into this exciting area? Learn about AI & Dance, AI  & the Environment, and peek into how AI makes decisions. Spend some time teaching the Teachable Machine and Machine Learning for Kids. 1 CPD credit (15 hours total: Oct 25 - November 11; 6 hrs synch, 9 hrs asynch Meets M and Th 7-9pm)

Register here

Cybersecurity for Educators The internet requires a whole new lesson plan. Explore smart cybersecurity behaviors and learn about common threats in the digital world. Experience a wealth of materials to increase your own knowledge and translate your learning into the classroom. Meets 1 hour a week for 6 weeks with 9 hours of asynchronous work for a total of 15 hours. 1 CPD credit. sept 23, 30, oct 7,14,21,28 Register here
Data Science for Educators Data can and will work harder for you. How do you harness your data in REAL-TIME to make daily decisions about what’s happening in your classroom? How do you support students to gather meaningful data, clean their data, analyze bias in data, choose the best visualization, and produce meaningful results? Complete 8 independent online modules (about 1.5 hours each), attend 3 out of 4 1 hour-long in-person sessions. 15 hours total, 1 CPD credit.  Meets evenings October 14,21,28 and November 4. Register here

Other courses to support CS

Praxis Study workshops

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. If you are interested you can also apply for the grant program to become part of a study cohort. 1 CPD credit. Additional work is required to earn the stipend. Learn more at

  1. Seven Saturday Study Sessions coming in the fall. 9/25 - 11/6 8:30-11:30am 

Register for sessions starting 9/25

Computing and careers in technology for counselors. A workshop that focuses on standard CS courses across the state of Maryland, and the need for broadening participation. One day. (9am-4:30pm) 0.5 CPD credits.  Saturday, November 6

Register for November 6


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.