Educate Maine & the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance are Maine's only Code.org regional partners, offering a variety of programs to support teachers and students in order to expand access to computer science in K-12 schools. Together our organizations provide high-quality computer science professional development to educators in Maine through local district partnerships and by building a positive local computer science educator community.
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We are now recruiting for the next cohort of computer science (CS) teachers for our professional learning program that kicks off with our Summer Institute. Code.org offers curricula and training that is designed to prepare educators to provide high-quality instruction in computer science, even for teachers who have never taken a CS course before. Click here for a PDF with more information about each of the levels of Code.org PD available.
Eligible candidates are Middle School and High School in-school educators who can:
Questions? Contact Angela Oechslie, firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional PD resources can be found here.
NEW Equity in AP CS Principles Track for Educators AND Counselors or Administrators
This program is designed to train educators in the CS Principles program and train counselors or school administrators how to equitably recruit and support such CS programs. This track is open to educators of grades 9-12 in communities that are rural, or serve a large percentage of underrepresented audiences. In addition to training educators, the program offers a holistic approach to supporting both administrators and school counselors prior to and during their first year offering AP CS Principles in their school. All school leadership program participants receive stipends at the completion of their training.
To learn more about the AP CS Principles option and apply click here!
Middle School Educators
High School Educators
PK-12 pathway planning for districts
Equity in CS
State of Computer Science Education in Maine
“This course has been one of the most transformative professional development experiences I have ever had. I now see how computer science can be used to develop skills like problem solving and collaboration in all students, as well as a vehicle for kids to access future career opportunities.”
“Code.org’s CS Discoveries summer professional development is everything that professional development should be: engaging, collaborative, practical and fun.”
“Whether you have computer science experience or not, you can make a difference for your students. Code.org's Computer Science professional development will provide you with all the tools and knowledge to create a classroom community that will thoroughly enjoy learning essential CS skills. All children deserve a quality CS experience.”
“This course was so informative. I not only learned about the Code.org curriculum, I also learned ways to adjust my practice to foster community and student engagement in my classroom.”
“I went from a person who knew nothing about computer programming to a person who can be a lead learner! Extremely supportive learning environment.”
“Computer Science Discoveries has been one of the most intellectually and professionally stimulating experiences of my life. I am looking forward to diving into the ‘lead learner’ of computer science role at my school!”
“This was incredible. I came in feeling anxious about teaching CS for the first time, and I'm leaving feeling confident that I can do this. All the information and strategies will help so much. It was fun and informative.”