The Infosys Foundation USA is taking the Pathfinders Institute on the road this winter and traveling to Providence, RI! This unique opportunity for intensive, in-person professional development for K-12 public school teachers in computer science and making will take place at the University of Rhode Island from February 16-20, 2020.
The 3rd Annual Computer Science Teachers Association New England Regional Conference, "Equity in Computing," brings together educators and leaders in K-12 and higher education, state policymakers, and industry professionals from across greater New England to work together to build supportive communities and broaden participation in computer science education.
The 5th Annual Summer Scratch Extension workshop will help you “Kick Scratch Up a Notch” and provide the time and support for you to create your own projects and a plan for the upcoming school year. This workshop will introduce you to a variety of Scratch or Scratch related extensions that will help you get to know Scratch 3.0 better and extend your Scratch tool belt. More importantly, it is designed to encourage you and your students to take your coding explorations in new directions. One theme of the workshop will be physical computing. Physical computing is using Scratch (or other coding) to interact directly with the world around you.
For more details go to:http://bit.ly/CCSSummerExtensions [bit.ly]
Please note- dates are Tuesday, Aug 6, Wednesday, Aug. 7 and Friday, Aug, 9
Come and share your work and learn from other’s. District Implementation teams are asked to share the progress of their CS Implementation Plans. Attendees will have the opportunity to share what they are most proud of in their plans and request help with the components they may find most challenging.
For districts which have not yet begun the planning process, after the sharing portion, you’ll be introduced to all the necessary components of an implementation plan.
Breakfast will be served.
Please register here if you are a stipend district sharing your plan.
Please register here if you are a district just beginning the planning process.
The 2nd annual Pathfinders Summer Institute – an intensive week of in-person professional development for K-12 public school teachers in computer science and making!
With guidance from the CS4RI team, this is an opportunity to learn and discuss the elements of an implementation plan which supports the integration of computer science activities with existing learning experiences in elementary and middle schools (grades K-8) and in-depth computer science courses at the middle and high school levels (6-12). District teams will have time to work on their plans.
Please register for workshop here.
CS4RI announces the opening of applications to Computer Science Implementation grants that are intended to accelerate the integration of computer science activities with existing learning experiences in elementary and middle schools (grades K-8) and in-depth computer science courses at the middle and high school levels (6-12). RIDE will award grants on a competitive basis to local educational agencies (LEAs) for K-12 Computer Science pathway planning and implementation activities in an effort to create a comprehensive plan. Grant amounts can be up to $10,000 for funds to be used by August 16, 2019.
Read the full CS4RI Implementation Grant solicitation.
The deadline to apply is March 18, 2019 by 9:00am.
CS4RI announces the opening of applications to the 2019 CS4RI Ambassador program, which is part of the PrepareRI Ambassador program, where a select group of education leaders use their expertise, knowledge, and connections to advance CS4RI's goal of building computer science career pathways for all Rhode Island youth.
Read the full CS4RI Ambassador Program solicitation.
The deadline to apply is Monday, March 18, 2019 - 9:00 am.
Explore ways to ensure your CS program is reaching all learners and opening up the field of CS to underrepresented groups. Learn about broadening participation in CS plans and strategies,
Please register for workshop here.
Learn about the standards implementation toolkit designed to introduce your school community to the importance of computer science instruction and the CS standards.
Registration for this workshop is now closed.
The SCRIPT - School CSforALL Resource & Implementation Planning Tool - is a new initiative of the CSforALL Consortium that will serve as a framework and platform to guide district staff in the creation of CS4RI implementation plans that adhere to CS4RI values and reflect the unique needs and goals of any school district. This is a hands-on, active participation workshop to empower district and school teams to answer the "WHY" question; to value different perspectives; and to equip districts with tools and supports for prioritizing and decision making at the local level. More info here.
Substitute reimbursement is available. Please apply for that here.
This workshop is for districts who participated in one of the August SCRIPT workshops. It is an opportunity for district leadership and team members to confirm their vision and goals and get support as needed.
The workshop will be held following the CS4RI Summit at the Ryan Center at URI. District Leadership are encouraged to attend along with two members of the original SCRIPT planning team.
The University of Rhode Island is offering stipends of $1,200 per member to district teams who complete the entire SCRIPT process by August 2019. To qualify for the stipend, a person must be a member of a 5-person district team. Teams should consist of:
One elementary school teacher trained in CS (e.g. Code.org or Scratch),
One middle school teacher with CS teaching experience,
One high school teacher with CS teaching experience, and
Two administrators, at least one of whom is in a position to influence district decisions.
Funding is limited to ten district teams. Cohort 1 and Cohort 2 Districts that have or will be participating in SCRIPT workshops will receive preference for these stipends. Although it is not a requirement for all team members to have attended the SCRIPT Workshops, it is preferred for at least one team member to have attended. Application can be completed as part of workshop registration. Team contracts and a letter of support from superintendent should be submitted with application.
Deadline for submission Jan. 7, 2019 5 pm.
East Providence City Hall Room 308, 145 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI
Join local K–12 educators at a ScratchEd Meetup to play, learn, and connect around teaching with Scratch. Scratch is a free online programming tool through which students can creatively explore CS concepts by creating interactive media (like stories, games, animations, and simulations) and sharing those creations with others online.