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Upcoming Workshops for Building CS Capacity in NJ

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We are excited to announce our schedule of FREE professional development for 2020 available to K-12 teachers of all experience levels.

Click Here to view past workshops.

Summer 2020 Workshops and Webinars

 

CS Principles Training (NOTE: ONLY A FEW SPOTS ARE REMAINING)
Dates: July 27, 2020 – July 29, 2020
Time: 8:30AM – 4:30 PM
Location: TCNJ in Ewing, NJ

Registration is open for Code.org CS Principles development workshops designed to high school teachers to teach computer science. Computer Science Principles (can be taught as an AP​®​ course)​ is also an introductory course that requires no computer science background (from students or teachers). We recommend it for students in grades 9-12 with stronger reading and writing skills. More than a traditional introduction to programming, it is a rigorous, engaging, and approachable course that explores many of the foundational ideas of computing so all students understand how these concepts are transforming the world we live in.

Given the precarious nature of COVID-19’s impact on school districts and daily functions, we are restructuring the CS Discoveries and/or CS Principles workshops (previously hosted at TCNJ STEM Center) to a blended-learning virtual online experience held July 27 – 31, 2020.

What does a blended-learning experience look like? Synchronous morning sessions of group activities and discussions followed by on-your-own-time activities and readings.

TCNJ will provide full-scholarships to all participants who enroll in CS Discoveries and CS Principles workshops this summer. This $1,500 professional learning program will come at no cost to enrolled teachers or their school/district. The program fee covers the year-long program including your teaching materials, workshop supplies, and 9 total days of professional development (5 days during the summer, and 4 days during the academic year).

The curriculum, online student learning platform, and access to support from the teacher and Code.org community are all provided free of charge.

To be eligible for the program, your application must show you:

  • Commit to participating in the full, year-long professional learning program
  • Plan to teach the course in the 2020-21 school year
  • For CS Discoveries, teach students between 6th and 10th grade
  • For CS Principles, teach students between 9th and 12th grade
  • Recommended: Have your school principal’s approval for all the above

Note: The virtual workshop requires live video conferencing. If you have questions about the technical requirements for the workshop, please contact your Regional Partner directly.


NOTE: Teachers who attend an online webinar and complete a brief follow-up survey will receive a certificate for 1 hour of Professional Development. Webinars will be recorded and archived, so if you are unable to attend at the scheduled time you may view the recording at any time HERE (but will not receive a PD certificate).

For further questions, please contact Rebecca Turner, Project Manager, at turner25@tcnj.edu.

Do you have a workshop or webinar in mind that you’d like to present?  Building CS is always looking to expand with new, highly qualified presenters with creative ideas.  If you are interested in presenting with us, please complete this survey and we’ll be in touch. Click HERE  to complete survey.

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