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May
20

Event: i2i and MMSA present: CS Integration Spring Learning Series
Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Virtual

CS Integration Spring Learning Series – State of Computer Science Integration in Maine

Presented by integrate – 2 – innovate, a project of the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance
With support from Educate Maine, EDC, and the Maine Department of Education.

Join us – each Wednesday in May, from 3:00 to 4:00, to learn about efforts across rural school districts to integrate computer science into the K-8 curriculum. Participants will learn about current initiatives and take part in interactive discussions that will help inform the next steps for rural classrooms. This special series of informational sessions, hosted by i2i participants, is free and open to the public. We NEED your insights – whether you are a classroom teacher, administrator, community partner, or business leader – please join us. Help shape the future of computer science in Maine classrooms and beyond.



Register Today

Thur.

Event: Recurring Virtual Happy Hour for CS Educators!
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Location: Zoom

Virtual Happy Hour every Thursday from 5-6 pm.

Join CS educators happy hour Zoom Meeting

Email Angela for the link and password! angela@educatemaine.org


Aug.
10

Event: Code.org Northern New England Summer Institute
Time: 8:30 am
Location: Virtual

CS Discoveries &  CS Principles Workshops

August 10, 2020 - August 14, 2020

The Professional Learning Program is a yearlong commitment, consisting of a five-day virtual summer workshop, plus four one-day follow up academic year workshops hosted in-person or virtually.

Program information

Maine is excited to serve as the Northern New England host for Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont teachers in Summer 2020!

Computer Science Discoveries and Principles workshops are offered at no cost to teachers who meet the scholarship requirements and are accepted into the program. Full scholarships are available to teachers from schools with a free and reduced lunch rate of 50% or more. 

For teachers who don't qualify for a scholarship, the cost of the CS Discoveries or CS Principles program is only $550 per teacher. 

The program fee covers your teaching materials, workshop supplies, 9 days of professional development, and your meals during workshops. Additional travel costs are not covered. 

Thanks to corporate sponsorship, Educate Maine will provide a teacher stipend based on full participation and completion of the year-long professional learning program. The amount of the stipend is contingent on available funding.

The curriculum, online student learning platform, and access to support from the teacher and Code.org community are available to all schools year-round.

More about your Regional Partner

Educate Maine & the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance are Maine's only Code.org regional partner 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.

Apply now to be in CS Discoveries and CS Principles cohorts! https://code.org/educate/professional-learning/middle-high

Apply today!

July
13

Event: CSTA National Conference
Location: Has gone VIRTUAL!

CSTA announced on Friday, March 27, they’ve decided to move the CSTA 2020 Annual Conference to a virtual conference!

FMI

Oct
24

Event: New England CSTA Conference
Time: 8:00am-4:30pm
Location: Abromson Hall/Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, Portland

 

 

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 Summer Camps - Maine Robotics is entering its 19th year bringing FUN and EDUCATIONAL summer programs to communities all over the state.

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 set up 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.”