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- Videos to Inspire students to try Computer Science
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According to the 2017 National Board of Certified Teachers Study, Investing in what it Takes to Move. PD is critical in helping teachers perfect their skills and impact student achievement in their classrooms. CSTA’s new Continuing Professional Development Pipeline, powered by Degreed and funded by grant from Infosys Foundation USA, is launching in Fall 2017 and will bring 5 turn-key resources for K-12 CS teachers including self-selected pathways, community, badging, and amazing PD programs for novice, career stage, and teacher leaders!
CSTA is pleased to announce its partnership with Infosys Foundation USA to create a professional development pipeline. The pipeline provides value for teachers, districts, PD providers and students.
The pipeline will:
- Personalize learning plans that guide a teacher in selecting the PD pathway that best meets their current and future needs and interests.
- Create PD-based communities that provide greater support for teachers who pursue or complete various PD programs.
- Certify PD completion in the form of digital badging and certificates so that teachers can provide authenticated evidence to their schools regarding PD they complete. ·
- Track PD over time via a digital portfolio that further assists a teacher in selecting future PD options and manage their overall career development.
- Basic Concepts in Cybersecurity
- Access Control
- Cybersecurity Analytics
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Register as a new member for the contests of the American Computer Science League (ACSL) and get a FREE contest question CD. The CD contains 27 questions and solutions from our category list and 20 original programming problems with solutions.
Our NEW Elementary Division introduces students in grades 3-6 to the introductory concepts in Computer Number Systems, Prefix/Infix/Postfix Notation, Boolean Algebra, and Graph Theory in a classroom environment or outside of school as an enrichment opportunity. This Division will only involve 5 short problems per contest and no programming problem.
Most other CS contests are geared for just your very best students. ACSL has three other divisions for teams of students:
- Junior for students in grades 6-9,
- Intermediate for first-year, high school programmers, and
- Senior for experienced, post-AP level programmers.
ACSL even has a Classroom Division that does not require programming with 10 questions per contest from three or four different categories each time.
It is possible for smaller schools to participate by registering for a 3-person team or choose a 5-person team for larger CS programs. Most of all, every student who participates will have an opportunity to learn valuable computer science concepts and develop strong programming skills that will serve them well in the future.
All schools can submit a team score for each contest representing their top 3 or 5 students regardless of how many actually participate. Schools will be ranked internationally in each division and an invitational All-Star Contest will be held every Memorial Day weekend in a different U.S. location as a team competition.
ACSL is in its 39th year of offering creative contests with new short problems and programming problems every year. It is not only approved by CSTA, but also the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
There is a lot more information including a registration form, a slide show introducing the new Elementary Division, and a complete set of contest questions for all of the ACSL divisions on the website at www.acsl.org.
Email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We promise to answer quickly!
The C-STEM 1-Week Institute on integrated computing and STEM education provides teachers with hands-on experience on how to use freely available C-STEM Studio and RoboBlockly as well as C-STEM integrated curriculum with interactive computing and robotics for their classroom teaching. The academy is targeted at grades 5 – 12 and community college STEM teachers, as well as math/CTE/Science coordinators, who are interested in:
- Integrating Computing & Robotics into Math courses aligned to Common Core Standards
- Integrating Computing & Robotics into Science courses aligned to Next Generation Science Standards
- Offering computer programming and/or robotics courses in your school
- Offering robotics in after school or summer programs in your school, district, and county Developing students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- Implementing new teaching strategies and collaborative learning
- Working to close the achievement gap
- Preparing students to be career and college ready
- Working with gifted students to challenge them to solve real-world problems
- Engaging at-risk students with hands-on learning
- Programming Lego Mindstorms NXT/EV3 using C-STEM Software
- San Diego Mesa College Week inservice [flyer]
We offer FREE 60-day TEACHER TRIAL kits. Learn more here: www.dexterindustries.com/DexterEd
Announcing our newest curriculum, GoBoxEd (www.dexterindustries.com/GoBox-Ed), which comes with 12 “missions” to accomplish with your GoPiGo robot car.
The GoPiGo (www.dexterindustries.com/GoPiGo) is a complete Raspberry Pi Robot Car. GoPiGo can be programmed in beginner languages like Scratch (Check out GoBoxEd), but is also used by advanced engineers at Google who developed the Google Cloud Vision API (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eve8DkkVdhI).
BrickPi replaces the brain (EV3/NXT) of LEGO MINDSTORMS with the Raspberry Pi so you can untether it from the cable, connect it to the internet, and program in Scratch, Java, C++, Python and more! www.dexterindustries.com/BrickPi
GrovePi is our “Internet of Things” kit. Used by Amazon Web Services to develop a neat beverage tracking app, and by elementary schools to make their own weather station and plant monitoring station. www.dexterindustries.com/GrovePi
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Demand for cybersecurity professionals is growing twelve times faster than the overall job market, while at the same time, with student interest in cybersecurity surging, more than 64% of Millennials say their educational institution does not have courses that would allow them to explore their interest in cyber.
The Cyber Teacher PD Certificate Program includes:
- An online cybersecurity mentorship platform (the NSA Day of Cyber) that teachers run in the classroom, featuring NSA cybersecurity leaders as role models to the the nation’s students.
- Eight (8) hours of documented Continuing Education Units (CEUs) endorsed by the Computer Science Teachers Association, the recognized leader in offering current and relevant professional development content for computer science teachers.
- Training and mastery of “Fundamentals of Cyber”, an online course utilizing revolutionary adaptive learning techniques.
- Ability to easily extend your cybersecurity syllabus beyond the NSA Day Of Cyber classroom experience. Each mentor in the NSA Day Of Cyber is matched with corresponding lesson plans exemplifying the skills necessary for students to pursue the spotlighted careers.
- Ability to take the instructional Cyber Teacher Journey and see how others are using NSA Day Of Cyber and training materials in the classroom.
- Membership in the Cyber Teacher Association, the most important new association for educators united in creating the next Cyber Generation. Enjoy membership and collaboration in a community of your cyber educator peers.
- See what it looks like: www.make.sc/swiftcspyoutube
- We’ll cover the Seven “Big Ideas” through videos from our Make School Speaker Series. We’re leveraging our partners and contacts here in Silicon Valley to create content that students will find interesting and relevant. We currently have verbal commitments from people such as Head of Photography at Pixar, Craig Newmark (of Craigslist), and the UN’s Director of VR Filmmaking.
- By the end of the course, your students will have made a great mobile app for submission to College Board that is also ready to be submitted to the App Store! We’ve found students get very excited about iOS development–high schoolers love the idea of creating an iPhone app that their peers can download and use. This content will make it easy for teachers to recruit students to AP CSP–especially female students, and underserved minorities.
- We’ll be providing teachers who use our curriculum with a pre-made curriculum map, unit plans, and lesson plans. We understand how much time paperwork takes up–our goal is to simplify this for our teachers, so that you can spend more time working with your students!
- We’ll be running an optional 3-day teacher workshop over the summer in San Francisco, CA to train teachers on how best to use our curriculum.
- Sign up to use our curriculum: www.makeschool.com/swift-csp