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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
CSK5 is in 5 Days!

CSK5 is in 5 Days!

September 17, 2021 · EVERY SCHOOL CAN: The first National Summit for K-5 Computer Science Education
Attention All Maine K-5 principals, superintendents, district curriculum leads, and STEM/computer science (CS) advocates! Please join us September 22 at 3pm Eastern for one hour, well-spent: it’s the online event CSK5, the First National Summit for K-5 Computer Science Education.  The theme is Every School Can:  First, 30 minutes of guidance and specific resources from five top national organizations in CS education.  Then, our 30-minute ME Breakout Session, featuring our specific state programs and assets for your school(s), including Maine DOE integrating CS into MOOSE Modules, Code.org, Girls Who Code and otherK-5 CS resources, Lewiston Public Schools programs and Maine CSTA.  Sign Up Now, then please spread the word to colleagues and staff!  See our  and the CSK5 Flyer for more details.  We’ll see you at CSK5 and our Breakout Session Sept 22!
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Project>Login welcomes new intern

Project>Login welcomes new intern

September 13, 2021
Iman Mohamed joins Project>Login team as Outreach and Communications intern.
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Maine Department of Education seeks the help of educators to create Computer Science content for MOOSE

Maine Department of Education seeks the help of educators to create Computer Science content for MOOSE

September 08, 2021
The Maine DOE is developing the new MOOSE Computer Science modules. They seek help from Maine educators to develop the content for the platform.
 
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Champlain Valley School District's Code.org Experience

August 27, 2021
This summer, five educators from the Champlain Valley School District participated in the code.org Professional Learning Program through Project>Login. Three of us did the training for the Computer Science Discoveries course (for grades 6-10) and two trained for Computer Science Principles (grades 9-12).  It was a wonderful week of learning and community building with other educators from the northeast region. We came away invigorated and ready to apply our learning to our Rowland Foundation… READ MORE

Review of CS Discoveries week-long summer institute

August 17, 2021 · blog article by Clarissa Howard
Anyone who is interested in or planning to introduce Computer Science into their school should really take the Code.org Professional Learning Program - CS Discoveries.  This workshop has empowered me so much going into the new school.  Although we moved through material quickly (hands-on work), it was so that we as instructors had an opportunity to experience as much as possible of the Units that are covered in the program and more importantly to gain the perspective of the learner. What I… READ MORE