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How WeTeach_CS for High School

How WeTeach_CS for High School

Date and Time

June 10, 2021 - June 11, 2021

Registration Closes: June 11, 2021, 12:15 p.m.



Event Address


Contact NameNathalie Beausoleil


Event Description

This training program provides support for implementing the WeTeach_CS for HS (CS1) curriculum with a two-day summer workshop (June 10-11) and six virtual follow-up sessions (see dates below) in the evenings that will get you through your first year teaching CS.

WeTeach_CS for HS curriculum: a substantial number of scholarships are available to access the curriculum at NO COST. Get more information and find the link to apply at

Learn how to make this crucial first year class a success from WeTeach_CS Education Professional Development Specialist, John Owen. This series of experiences aligns to the WeTeach_CS for HS curriculum 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.

During the two-day summer workshop and academic year support sessions, 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 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 programming, building from the traditional and simple “Hello World” program, showing the “bare bones” structure of a Java program, 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.

Experience first hand what you will be teaching your CS students next year!

Certificates of Participation

Certificates stating 12 hours of Continuing Professional Education hours (CPE credits) earned can be downloaded from the UTakeIt dashboard after the participant has completed the online course evaluation. Any questions about certificates should be directed toward the contact person listed on this page.




When you are ready to register, the system will ask you to login. You will need to log in with your UTEID and password. If you do not remember your UTEID and password you can click on the “I forgot my UTEID or password” link. If you need a UT EID created, click on “I need a UTEID” from the login screen. For more UTEID information Click here.

  • Registration fees cover training materials. 
  • Payments are due before this event. 
  • Refunds will not be issued for cancellations or those not in attendance. 

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Summer Schedule

  • Thursday & Friday
  • 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Central Time)

Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 dates and times, 5:30 - 7 pm Central time



Scratch, Codio Demo






Java Lesson 1



Java Lessons 2,3



Java Lessons 4,5



Java 6-8

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Registration Access Code

$600 / person

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