How WeTeach_CS for HS (Virtual)
How WeTeach_CS for HS (Virtual)
Date and Time
July 17, 2023 - July 19, 2023
Registration Closes: July 14, 2023, 11:59 p.m.
Zoom link provided prior to the training.
Contact NameNathalie Beausoleil
Are you teaching CS next year, but not sure how to get a class up and running? Struggling to find a CS1 curriculum that works? Come and get a sneak preview of a curriculum package that will get you through your first year, giving you everything you need in a nice, neat package. You will be ready for Day One, with lesson plans, student lessons, videos, study guides, practice activities, projects, labs, lab solutions, and assessments.
We’ll examine the CS1 TEKS and become familiar with the expectations for the course, and then explore the four modules that make up the course. These include:
- An introduction to Scratch, a block-based programming platform, on the first day of school, immediately engaging the students in coding experiences that are meaningful, fun and easy, also exposing students to some fairly sophisticated programming concepts and skills in a multi-week module of study.
- A continued study of programming that also introduces Object Oriented concepts, using a graphic-based tool with scripted coding called Jeroo, further exploring the fundamentals of coding, providing high-level thinking and problem solving opportunities for students.
- We’ll tackle some off-line topics such as ethics, intellectual property rights, digital security, as well as the basics of technology systems and operations, including knowledge of hardware and software components, and aspects of programming languages (high level vs low level, compiled vs interpreted, top down vs bottom up vs object oriented design concepts, etc.)
- A “from the beginning” dive into Java and Python programming, building from the traditional and simple “Hello World” program, showing the “bare bones” structure of Java and Python programs, and gradually unfolding new aspects of coding, including output, input, data types and operations, variables and parameters, conditionals, loops, function use and creation, basic data structures and algorithms. All these foundational skills will prepare students to continue their studies in future courses such as AP CSA (Java) or prepare for the PCEP™ — Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer certification (Exam PCEP-30-0x).
Experience first hand what you will be teaching your CS students next year!
Eligible Attendees – Texas educators that teach or are interested in teaching high school computer science.
Cost – $600.00
Payments are due before this event.
Refunds will not be issued for cancellations or those not in attendance.
Event limited to 40 participants.
If a minimum of 12 participants are not registered two weeks prior to the event, this workshop may be canceled.
Certificates of Participation
Certificates stating 21 hours of Continuing Professional Education hours (CPE credits) earned will be sent electronically after the participant has completed the online course evaluation. Any questions about certificates should be directed toward the contact person listed on this page.
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July 17-19, 2023
Monday - Wednesday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Participants will need a desktop, laptop or Chromebook to participate fully. Headphones or earbuds with a microphone will also enhance participation.
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