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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.

Photonics Center

8 Saint Marys Street

Boston, MA 02215

 

The 3rd Annual Computer Science Teacher Association New England Regional Conference, Equity in Computing, brings together educators and leaders in K-12 and higher education, state policymakers, and industry professionals from across New England to work together to build supportive communities and broaden participation in computer science education. Join us to share best practices, learn new implementation strategies, network with peers, and enhance your pedagogical knowledge in the expanding field of computer science education.

Please contact the event organizer (cstagreaterboston@gmail.com) if you would like to sponsor this event.

 

Link to conference website with more info: https://sites.google.com/view/cstane/home
 
 

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Nov
12

Event: K12 Computer Science District Planning Workshop (SCRIPT)
Time: 8:00am-4:30pm
Location: Rangeley Hall, EMCC, 268 Sylvan Rd, Bangor ME 04401

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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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!

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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.”