News Category: professional-development

AP CS A Teacher Summit applications open

By Community Author
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April 5, 2019

You're invited to apply for the 2019 AP® Computer Science A Teacher Summit. This meeting will be hosted by Facebook at their headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., August 4–6.

New Code.org cohort in El Paso

By Christian Bazán
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March 27, 2019

WeTeach_CS and Code.org are excited to announce that there is now a local cohort in El Paso!

Code.org scholarships available for K-12 Professional Development

By Community Author
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March 18, 2019

Code.org is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra.

BJC Summer Professional Development available at UNT in Denton, TX

By Community Author
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March 18, 2019

Regional BJC Professional Development
BJC (The Beauty and Joy of Computing) has regional Summer PD for public school teachers at different locations and dates around the country. The cost of the workshop is only $75 and includes all materials and ongoing support and mentorship throughout the school year by our BJC Master Teachers. Teachers who complete the requirements will be eligible for a stipend and coverage for travel and lodging expenses.

Your LOCAL PD Workshop:

Upcoming TEALS informational webinars for CS teachers

By Community Author
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Jan. 25, 2019

Hello Texas Computer Science Community, 

Thank you for your commitment to Computer Science education! Whether you've earned your CS certification or are taking your first steps to get certified to teach computer science, you are among an elite group of dedicated teachers. You will help close the gap with the number of computer science job openings compared to the number of computer science graduates. 

WeTeach_CS Summit 2019: presentation proposals now being accepted

By Christian Bazán
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Jan. 4, 2019

Presentation proposals for the WeTeach_CS Summit to be held June 17-19, 2019 in Georgetown, TX are being accepted. As you submit your proposal please keep the following in mind:

- Sessions will be 1 hour in length
- Wifi internet access will be available for you and participants
- Participants will be asked to bring their own devices, please specify in your description if your session is device specific
- Interactive and engaging proposals of interest include, but are not limited to:

Texas Women and Girls in STEM Summit

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Nov. 26, 2018

Join the Texas Girls Collaborative Project for our 2nd Annual Texas Women and Girls in STEM Summit Friday, December 7th from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm at the Engineering Education & Research Center (EERC) at UT Austin. This special event is designed to share best practices, connect organizations and individuals, and showcase outstanding efforts to increase the number of girls in STEM and support the retention of women in STEM careers. STEM professionals and all who are engaged in education, outreach, recruitment, and/or retention of women and girls in STEM are invited to join in.

Summer AP reader applications open

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Nov. 5, 2018

The summer 2019 AP reader applications are open. Gain an in-depth understanding of the AP Exam so you can better assess your own students’ work. In a survey, over 97% of returning High School AP Readers and over 72% of returning Higher Ed AP Readers said that they made changes to the way they teach or score work because of their experience at the AP Reading. 

Center for STEM Education takes part in Argentina Educators Training Program

By Stephen Gray
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Oct. 13, 2017

During the Week of October 2, 2017, the Center for STEM Education played host to 25 educators from Argentina. The group, part of the Argentina Educators Training Program (AETP), spent a week on The University of Texas at Austin campus taking part in professional development seminars.