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Sept.
23

Event: CSFirst Workshop
Time: 8:30-11:30am OR 1:00-4:00pm
Location: Central Maine Community College, 1250 Turner Street Auburn, ME 04210

CSforLPS, Project>Login, and Maine CSTA are excited to announce a free computer science workshop on September 23rd! Presented to you by EdTechTeam, join us for the morning or afternoon session at CMCC to learn about Google's CSFirst curriculum. Teachers will receive lessons plans, solution sheets and hands-on experience with the activities. 
 
For more details and registration visit: edtech.team/CSfirstME
 
September 23, 2019
Morning Session: 8:30-11:30 AM
Afternoon Session: 1:00-4:00 PM
 
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Teach computer science? Yes, you can with Google CS First!

In this hands-on three-hour professional development workshop, teachers will learn how to use CS First, Google’s free ready-to-teach introductory computer science (CS) curriculum for elementary and middle school students. Students follow step-by-step instructional videos that introduce fundamental computer science concepts and build computer programs using Scratch, a block-based programming language.

During the three-hour workshop, teachers will learn about the importance of CS for all students and their role in creating a learning environment that fosters creative problem through peer-to-peer learning. Teachers will get a chance to learn about the free lesson plans, solution sheets and other educator enrichment resources included in the curriculum. At the end of the workshop, teachers will walk away with a plan of action and strategies for starting to teach CS First and a connection to the growing community of CS First teachers.

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Sept.
26

Event: Maine CSTA Fall Meetup at Tyler Tecnologies to talk about the Maine App Challenge
Time: 5:00-7:00pm
Location: Tyler Technologies, 1 Tyler Drive, Yarmouth, ME

Learn more about the Maine App Challenge

Oct.
2

Event: Computer Science for Your District - SCRIPT Workshops
Time: Oct. 2 and 3 from 8:30am-2:30pm each day
Location: Abromson Education Center at University of Southern Maine, Portland

WHY


Computer science education is growing throughout Maine. Teachers are attending high-quality professional development, debuting new computer science classes and integrating
computer science into existing classes...however students do not have a clear, articulate
pathway for computer science to follow as they progress within the district.
This free two-day workshop will help support districts as they design an individualized K-12
curriculum pathway through a common protocol used with states across the U.S. Prior
experience or implementation of computer science courses is not required.

WHO


The workshop is designed for districts to bring
teams of 4-6 participants. Mandatory attendance
required from at least:
(1) District Leader
(1) School Leader
(1) Teacher
It is strongly suggested districts also invite at
least:
(1) Guidance Counselor
(1) Librarian

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Oct.
5

Event: Computer Science Fundamentals Intro workshop
Time: 9:00am-4:30pm
Location: University of Maine at Augusta (Jewett Hall), 46 University Dr, Augusta ME

MMSA and Educate Maine team are organizing at Computer Science Fundamentals workshop for K-5 educators. This FREE workshop will take place at Jewett Hall, The University of Maine at Augusta, 46 University Dr, from 9:00am-4:30 pm. Breakfast, lunch, and swag provided.

Register now to save your spot!

https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/7736/enroll

 

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Oct.
10

Event: ACTEM Fall Conference
Time: 8:00am-4:00pm
Location: Augusta Civic Center, Augusta ME

The Project>Login and Educate Maine team will have a booth at the ACTEM 2019 32nd Annual Education Technology Conference on October 10-11, 2019 at the Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, ME.

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For more info view their website here: http://www.actem.org/Fall-Conference

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Oct.
26

Event: CSTA New England Conference
Time: 8:00am-4:00pm
Location: Boston, University

CSTA New England Conference on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at Boston University
 
Link to conference website with proposal info: https://sites.google.com/view/cstane/home
 
 

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Dec.
6

Event: Educate Maine Annual Education Symposium & Leadership Luncheon
Time: 8:00am-4:00pm
Location: Holiday Inn by the Bay, Spring St., Portland

Dec.
9

Event: CS Ed Week is Dec. 9-15 this year!

Learn More

Jan.
31

Event: CS Fundamentals Intro Workshop
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: The Challenger Learning Center, 30 Venture Way, Bangor

MMSA and Educate Maine team are organizing at Computer Science Fundamentals workshop for K-5 educators. This FREE workshop will take place at The Challenger Learning Center of Maine, on January 31, 2020, from 8:30 am-4:30 pm. Breakfast, lunch, and swag provided.

Register now to save your spot!

https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/7755/enroll

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Summer Camps in Digital and Computing Tech

Maine School of Science and Math: Summer Camps — In Limestone. “The MSSM Summer Camp program provides an opportunity for campers to exchange ideas and experiences with like-minded peers and an enthusiastic and dedicated staff who share their passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.”

Maine Robotics: Build Your Own Computer Camp — In Portland, Falmouth, Augusta, and Bangor. Have you ever wondered what all the parts of a desktop computer do? How a computer is put together, configured, and setup to run? This camp is for youth, ages 12 to 16 who want to build and test their own computer.

The Maine Game Summer Camp — In Bangor. “We make video games, let us show you how. We make games like Hearthstone, Crossy Road, Angry Birds and Kerbal Space Program using the Unity game engine and through C# code and 3DS Max.”

Maine Media Workshops — In Rockport. Participants will get an introduction into making a real-time “level design” in the game software Unreal Engine®. This high-end game-making software allows students to create a first-person world from their own imagination and build playable games in the game engine.

Computing & IT Groups

Maine Technology Users Group MTUG brings together interested individuals in the Maine computer networking and telecommunications industries for education, information, and networking. 

Tech Maine TechMaine’s goal is to provide a platform to highlight the exchange of news, events, and information for Maine technology professionals, technology-oriented businesses, and those reliant on technology.

Computing & Digital Meetups

Maine CSTA— Maine Computer Science Teachers Association regularly holds regional meetups across the state. They post their upcoming meetups on their website and Twitter.

Google Developers Group Meetup — over 270 members regularly hold meetups, DevFests, meet & greets, study jams, Google Women TechMaker events and more! 

Code for Maine — Meets every week on Tuesdays.Code for Maine is the local affiliate of Code for America. Code for America enlists the talent of the web industry into public service to use their skills to solve core problems facing our communities.”

Hack Portland — Meets in Portland every week on Tuesdays. “What’s a hacker? Someone who likes to know how stuff works — someone who likes to take stuff apart, someone who likes to tweak, fiddle and mess around.”

Maine Hacker Club — Meets in Bangor every 2 weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays. “The goal of the group is to establish a cross-generational technical community in central and northern Maine.” 

Maine WordPress Meetup  Meets in Westbrook on the third Wednesday every 2 months. “This is a group for people interested in WordPress. If you’re interested in WordPress, let’s get together and meet each other, talk, teach things to each other, and explore the community!”

Portland iOS Developer Network — “We’ll be meeting to share discoveries, opportunities, quandaries, and solutions relating to development for Apple iPhone and iPad.”