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Computer Science Opportunities for Educators, Counselors and Students (Limited Time and On-going)

CSTA 2022 Annual Conference in Chicago (for Educators)

July 14 - July 17, 2022

For more details and to register: https://conference.csteachers.org/event/6f29f862-5cb3-4b19-9f5a-3bd007da8ef6/summary (note registration increases June 1)

HS CS Bootcamp U of Detroit Mercy 9 (for Educators)

August 1-5, 2022

The goal of this training is to help high school computer science (CS) teachers to improve their skills and better connect to their students. Teachers will improve their knowledge and skills through meaningful applications of physical computing that they can then implement in their courses to better engage students. As part of this, teachers will be exposed to culturally responsive computing to support centering students' interests, passions, communities, and heritages in the CS classroom. The workshop will be aligned with the AP Computer Science Principles curriculum, but could provide value to any teachers of courses that involve coding.

Email idraw@udmercy.edu for more information. Limited spots available

Advising for Future-Ready Careers - C4C Monthly Webinar (for Counselors)

Advising for Future-Ready Careers is a monthly webinar series, hosted by NCWIT Counselors for Computing (C4C), providing information and resources to help counselors join the front line of the computing conversation. This webinar series is free and open to the public, ages 16 and up - geared toward School Counselors, Educators, graduate students, and those in school advising roles.

Look for the next Advising for Future-Ready Career Webinar or find archived events: https://www.ncwit.org/project/advising-future-ready-careers

Episode 10: CS + Barbering, Leveraging the Social and Cultural Capital of Barbering to Support African American Boys’ and Young Men’s Interest in Computer Science

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. MT / 1:00 p.m. PT

Presenters: Dr. Eleonor R. Abel Glover Glandey (South Carolina Department of Education), Marwin McKnight (Fairfield Career & Technology Center), Dominick Sanders (South Carolina Department of Education), Dr. Michael Lachney (Michigan State University)

Panel Chair:  Dr. Michael Lachney (Michigan State University)

This panel will detail the past, present, and future of an ongoing broadening participation in computing collaboration between the South Carolina Department of Education, the Barbering Department at the Fairfield Career and Technology Center, and the College of Education at Michigan State University. Titled Barbershop Computing, the collaboration aims to rethink uni-directional broadening participation strategies of only recruiting African American youth into computing classrooms by also designing and implementing computing education in settings where African American children are already spending time. Barbershop Computing centers on enrolling the communities, practices, and skills of barbers to make computing and technology education culturally and educationally meaningful. Indeed, Barbershop Computing builds on the long history of Black barbershops as not only sites for community building but also as conduits for community engagement with public health, mentorship, literacy, and pedagogy. Given the success of these areas, why not also broadening participation in computing? The goal is to expand the possibilities for what computing education can look and feel like by enrolling professional barbers in educators’ and researchers’ efforts to broaden participation. The presenters on this panel will discuss their own experiences with the Barbershop Computing program, offering insights about its design, development, and implementation from administrative, research, and classroom levels.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_P1rGI7nXTvG0ll0YvY1KXw

Upcoming Episodes (check link for more details and to register)

Episode 11: CS + Finance with Bank of America

Episode 12: CS + Health Services, featuring Chief Information and Digital Officer of Merck, Dave Williams

Episode 13: 21 Jobs of The Future with Cognizant

National Cyber Scholarship Program - CyberStart America

Free national program for high school students to master cybersecurity as a gateway to the industry and to up their digital skills.

CyberStart America gives free access to an online game that provides a fun, accessible gateway for high school students to explore their cybersecurity skills, and learn about the cyber industry and careers.

Find out how CyberStart America participants can qualify for National Cyber Scholarship Foundation awards in 2022.

Code.org Professional Learning (for Educators)

Applications are now open for Code.org’s Professional Learning Program for middle and high school educators! If you’re interested in teaching computer science for the 2022-2023 academic year, this is your time to explore CS curriculum and collaborate with educators of all experience levels to develop lesson plans and teaching strategies.

Hosted by highly trained facilitators, our professional development workshops will prepare you to confidently bring CS to your students as well as connect with an online and in-person community of peers. Scholarship funding is available for most workshops!

New this year: Computer Science A professional learning has arrived! For teachers looking for support in teaching CSA in the 2022-23 school year, find a professional learning program near you.

Introduction to Quantum Computing Course (for Educators and Counselors)

Free course that your students can take. For more information and to sign your school up: https://drive.google.com/file/d/187desfpJ8-wB8CDeZceelcB-YV-R__yp/view

Army Educational Outreach Program (for Students and Educators)

Our programs are designed to spark interest in STEM and clear the path to fulfilling STEM studies and careers. There are activities, competitions, apprenticeships & fellowships, and scholarships & grants.

Find out more: https://www.usaeop.com/

Calling All Girls (for Students)

Have a coding story to share? In partnership with the National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT), BootUp PD is launching a video series "For Girls, By Girls," spotlighting girls and young women doing amazing things in tech and beyond. Our two young co-hosts, Nyla and Tera, call all girls in STEM and beyond to join them for a Zoom chat to share stories and remarkable experiences.

For more information, visit https://bootuppd.org/forgirlsbygirls or contact karen@bootuppd.org.

To submit a coding story: Calling All Girls! (google.com)

American Computer Science League (K-12 Students with an Advisor)

ACSL offers multiple divisions, providing an appropriate challenge for students of varying ages and abilities.

There are four contests during the regular season. The window during which each contest can be accessed on HackerRank is as follows.

Contest #1: available Nov. 1, 2021; closes Sunday January 16, 2022 @ 11:59pm EST

Contest #2: available Dec. 27, 2021; closes Sunday March 6, 2022 @ 11:59pm EST

Contest #3: available Jan. 31, 2022; closes Sunday April 10, 2022 @ 11:59pm EDT

Contest #4: available March 7, 2022; closes Sunday May 15, 2022 @ 11:59pm EDT

For more information: American Computer Science League

TechGirlz (HS Student Volunteers)

Are you interested in starting a club at your High School? It's super fun and TechGirlz can help!

As a High School student you can start your very own club with a mission of leading TechGirlz workshops at local middle schools and libraries (virtual or in-person!). Sound fun? Fill out this form to get started!

UTeach CS Micro-credential (for Educators)

We provide free micro-credentials on a variety of research-backed skills. Micro-credentials allow you to personalize your learning and highlight the competency-based skills you've developed.

Here are some of the Instructional Strategies for Computer Science:

Here are the Computer Programming and Debugging options:

NOTE: Michigan Department of Education does not currently recognize micro-credentials as a replacement for certification. In addition, there is no CS certification available. Questions, email Cheryl Wilson, wilsonc41@michigan.gov.

For more information: UTeach CS + Codio Micro-credential

MicroGrant Program for Educators & Teachers for Technology (for Teachers)

Educators of America are driven to not only supply teachers and educators with the classroom technology they need but also train them to use it in the most effective ways possible. If you are a teacher that is in need of an effective technological tool that will assist in bettering student achievement, not only in your classroom but throughout your entire institution, take the time to fill out our grant application. Our classroom technology grant applications are reviewed on a bi-annual basis.

Application Link: Education Technology MicroGrant Program | Education & Professional Development Nonprofit in Buffalo NY | Educators of America (educatorsusa.org)

Spring Deadline: April 15th

Fall Deadline: September 15th

Carnegie Mellon CS Academy (for Teachers)

Carnegie Mellon offers FREE curriculum and PD for 3 different CS Courses: CS 0, CS 1, and AP CSP (MS through HS)

Wednesday Welcome Webinars (Sign Up) - offers quick overview of the CMU CS Academy platform and a chance to ask any questions you have about the curriculum (free)

Not a CMU CS Academy Teacher? Sign up here

CISCO Cyber Defense Clinic (for Educators)

Paths to hands-on cyber threat learning

Ready for a hands-on experience that teaches why you need security solutions? We have labs with topics that include ransomware, web exploitation, and insider threat defense. Technologies include Cisco, Splunk, Radware, IBM, and Rapid7.

Request a lab now

Gain first-hand knowledge on cyber attack and defense concepts, including ransomware, phishing, hacking tools, breach detection, incident response, and the latest defense technologies.

Request to run an event

High school teachers, university professors, and others who educate the future IT professionals: Put in a request to host a cyber defense clinic for your organization.

CISCO Networking Academy (for Teachers)

Prepare students with marketable skills for successful and lucrative careers and fulfill the demands of the business community. Professional development is free and they provide free curriculum for Courses (for grades 8-12).

More information for Educators

Apply to Become an Academy

Resources for grades 4-6 Home | Global Problem Solvers (gpstheseries.com)

CISCO Networking Academy (for Students)

Students can explore career and free course options that are available from CISCO’s Networking Academy that are connected to computer science opportunities.

Link to explore CISCO Networking Academy

Virtual Field Trips and Other Opportunities (for Students and Educators)

From our online store to your doorstep, discover how computer science, state-of-the-art engineering, and incredible people deliver customer orders at Amazon.

Information about Virtual Field Trips at Amazon

Register for Field Trip

Teacher Toolkit

Cyber Robotics Challenge (Ages 9-19) Sign up for a fun, free, three-hour virtual challenge where students can code an Amazon Hercules robot.

Class Chats (Ages 10-19) Invite an Amazon employee to your (virtual) classroom to deliver a virtual career talk about working in tech.

Your Voice is Power (Ages 12-19) An inspiring new learning experience that explores the ways music, computer science, and entrepreneurship can be tools to advance racial equity.

CS50’s Introduction to Programming with Scratch (for Educators)

Harvard will offer a new online course, "Introduction to Programming with Scratch," which will start on April 30, 2021. It's a self-paced course, and it's also free! Check out the link below to sign up! It is offered through edX. This is a self-paced course that would be a great introduction for any educator with no computer programming experience.

https://www.edx.org/course/cs50s-introduction-to-programming-with-scratch

Introduction to Computer Science Standards (for Educators)

Michigan Virtual has an introductory course for educators to engage with Michigan Computer Science Standards and explore how they can be implemented in any classroom. There is an Elementary, Middle School, and High School course. Earn 3 free SCECHs while taking this self-paced course. Sign up today!

Click this link for more information.