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Governor Mills Proclaims Dec. 6th-2th as Computer Science Education Week in Maine

December 05, 2021
In honor of National Computer Science Education Week, December 6th-12th, Governor Janet T.  Mills has proclaimed December 6th-12th, 2021 as Computer Science Education Week in Maine and has a special message to share. To read the official proclamation, click here.  You can access the message from Governor Mills here READ MORE
Code.org Professional Learning Program Applications now open!!

Code.org Professional Learning Program Applications now open!!

December 01, 2021
We are excited to announce that applications for our Code.org Professional Learning Program will open on Wednesday, December 1st! Interested in teaching Computer Science Principles, CS Discoveries or AP CSA? APPLY STARTING DEC.1   Our professional learning program is an intensive, highly supportive program designed to prepare educators to provide high-quality computer science instruction. Learn more here.   Computer Science Discoveries, CS Principles and CSA workshops are offered at no… READ MORE
Upcoming CSforALL SCRIPT K-12 computer science pathway planning workshops in Aroostook County

Upcoming CSforALL SCRIPT K-12 computer science pathway planning workshops in Aroostook County

November 05, 2021
Attention Educators, Administrators, Tech Integrators, School Counselors, Librarians and Computer Science Champions!   Project>Login, a program of Educate Maine, and RSU 29 have partnered to bring you a CSforALL 2-Day SCRIPT Workshop. It will take place Dec 7 & 8 at UMPI in Presque Isle. Please refer to the attached flyer for more information and to register your district team.   *You're invited to join us for a visioning, goal-setting and planning process for K-12 Computer Science… READ MORE
Maine App Challenge Announces Innovation Workshops!

Maine App Challenge Announces Innovation Workshops!

November 05, 2021
The 2021-2022 Maine App Challenge is being kicked-off with a series of Innovation Workshops co-hosted by the Foster Center for Innovation at the University of Maine. The workshops are the first part of earning an Innovation Micro-credential from the University of Maine System. More information here!     READ MORE
Tech Night calls for Ideas

Tech Night calls for Ideas

October 26, 2021 · Present at Tech Night in March 2022!
We are hosting Tech Night during the in-person return of Maine Science Festival in March 2022!   Tech Night is an exploration of cutting-edge software and web-based tools for middle school students.‚Äč Tech Night is all about IT and computer science.  Tech Night will be Friday, March 18, 2022 from 4:30-7 PM. Sessions should run for approximately 40-45 minutes.   Presenters should be able to participate and have expertise or knowledge to be part of the event. Use this link to… READ MORE
Computer Science Professional Development Grant Applications Open until November 5th

Computer Science Professional Development Grant Applications Open until November 5th

October 15, 2021
The Maine Department of Education is thrilled to announce the release of the Computer Science Professional Development Grant Application!  Maine’s 130th legislature, through a bill sponsored by Senator Pouliot, created a pilot grant program to provide funding for high-quality, teacher-developed or teacher-led professional development for PK-12 computer science pedagogy and content. For more information and application instructions, please visit the Maine DOE webpage READ MORE

Apprenticeships can bridge the employment gap for workers without college degrees

October 01, 2021
Watch this PBS News Hour clip about how apprenticeships can bridge the employment gap for workers without college degrees. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/how-apprenticeships-can-bridge-the-employment-gap-for-workers-without-college-degrees READ MORE
NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing Applications Due By 11/5!

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing Applications Due By 11/5!

September 29, 2021
The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors 9th-12th grade women, genderqueer, or non-binary students for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and plans for post-secondary education… READ MORE
Thomas College is hosting Future Academies in 4 tracks!

Thomas College is hosting Future Academies in 4 tracks!

September 27, 2021 · including Future Tech Innovators
Thomas College is hosting fun and exciting experiential learning events, free of charge, for high school students this fall.   These are career and degree exploration events where high school students select a track and work with Thomas College professors and students to tackle real-world challenges.  The day includes campus tours, lunch, and Thomas College swag.  Space is limited so reserve your spot today! Choose from the following tracks: Future Teachers – Open to Maine high… READ MORE
2021 CSTA New England Conference

2021 CSTA New England Conference

September 22, 2021 · to be held October 16
The Maine Computer Science Teachers Association is hosting this year's CSTA New England Conference on October 16th online. For more information and preview of the schedule visit: https://hopin.com/events/csta-new-england-2021 To register please sign up through the CSTA membernova portal: https://maine.csteachers.org/events/csta-new-england/ Schedule 9:30am to 10:00am: Networking 10:00am to 10:30am: Welcome and Morning Keynote10:40am to 11:25am: Breakout Sessions 111:35am to 12:20: Breakout… READ MORE