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UMaineOnline Graduate Jump-Start Tuition Waivers in Computing for Maine Teachers 

UMaineOnline Graduate Jump-Start Tuition Waivers in Computing for Maine Teachers 

July 15, 2020
Several "jump start" tuition waivers will once again be made available for several Maine teachers and working professionals during the 2020/2021 academic year at the University of Maine. The teachers must be newly admitted as graduate students to qualifying online computing programs as listed below. This opportunity may be of greatest interest to those that are teaching or who have interests in teaching full computer science courses or incorporating coding into courses in grades 9-12. However… READ MORE
Last week to enroll in a free 4D CS professional development course

Last week to enroll in a free 4D CS professional development course

June 29, 2020 · teachers wanted!!
~NEW Computer Science Professional Learning Course~When will this course run?Dates: July 10th-Aug 7th online coursework with weekly synchronous sessions10 FREE educator seats availableUpon completion receive:AI in Education book (free) https://curriculumredesign.org/our-work/artificial-intelligence-in-education/46 hours credit to use toward recertification12 Computer Science Education badges offered by Thomas College & CCRIf interested, email: Kim Quinn… READ MORE
Microsoft's Digital Event - June 30th

Microsoft's Digital Event - June 30th

June 29, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted millions of jobs and accelerated the trend toward increased digitization of work. As economies start to reopen, many individuals will need new skills to return to work or to pursue new jobs and opportunities.   As organizations of all sizes consider how best to work in this environment, we’ll see increasing use of digital technology and therefore a stronger demand for digital skills. This includes not… READ MORE
2020 Maine App Challenge Winners Announced

2020 Maine App Challenge Winners Announced

June 24, 2020 · Three young women earn top honors for the first time
Tyler Technologies, Inc. announced today that three tech-savvy high school students from Maine were recently selected as winners of the 2020 Tyler Technologies Maine App Challenge, a contest that encourages students to develop a mobile application and create a video to showcase their design. Tyler received a record-breaking 42 submissions in this year’s challenge. The winners received scholarships totaling $10,000, which were presented at Tyler’s virtual awards ceremony on June… READ MORE
New Girls Who Code VIRTUAL Summer Immersion Program

New Girls Who Code VIRTUAL Summer Immersion Program

May 14, 2020
 These days, you're working hard to hold up your community. We get it. Supporting each other at a time when the future feels uncertain is a very real challenge. But if there's one thing we know deeply, it's that girls face myriad challenges—and when they're part of an encouraging, powerful sisterhood, they are empowered to rise to meet them, every single time.Like you, we're thinking outside the box to keep our girls motivated, which is why we’ve decided to make… READ MORE
Two Scholarship Opportunities Available for Computer Science Educators

Two Scholarship Opportunities Available for Computer Science Educators

May 14, 2020
Project>Login is pleased to be supporting two Computer Science Education Professional Development opportunities in Maine during summer 2020. The CSTA 2020 Conference will be held on July 13th and 14th and Code.Org Professional Development Programs will offer cohorts for Computer Science Discoveries and Computer Science Principles during the week of August 10th-15th. Both events are virtual.CSTA Annual Conference Thanks to generous sponsorship from the University of Maine at Augusta, IDEXX,… READ MORE
give IT get IT initiative in partnership with Systems Engineering

give IT get IT initiative in partnership with Systems Engineering

April 28, 2020 · To get laptops and PCs into the hands of Maine students who need devices during COVID-19 for remote learning
Help promote digital inclusion.Over the last few months, many families throughout Maine find themselves isolated at home without the means for their children to connect to distance learning. This unforeseen consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic makes this the right time act. Our community of businesses, who have adopted and benefited from digital technologies, can help support and promote digital inclusion to ensure that no one is left behind. Systems Engineering has had an… READ MORE
Code.org Professional Development Applications Now Open

Code.org Professional Development Applications Now Open

April 23, 2020
Program Information:The Code.org Professional Learning Program is a yearlong commitment, consisting of a five-day virtual summer workshop from August 10th-August 15th, plus four one-day follow up academic year workshops hosted in-person or virtually.There are two different cohorts to choose from. Computer Science Discoveries is an introductory computer science course for 6 - 10th grade students. Computer Science Principles is an introductory Advanced Placement course designed to broaden… READ MORE
Maine App Challenge deadline is May 18th

Maine App Challenge deadline is May 18th

April 16, 2020
The 2020 Maine App Challenge sponsored by Tyler Technologies is underway and accepting new applications until May 18th, 2020. The competition is open to Maine students who are 13 or older who want to create and present a mobile application and enter it to win one of three scholarships totaling $10,000. The top 50 submissions will receive a tablet.Interested students can learn more about the technical submission requirements here. The program will also award $500 to the Maine high… READ MORE
Computer Science Professional Development Goes Virtual!

Computer Science Professional Development Goes Virtual!

April 09, 2020
Project>Login recently hosted a virtual teacher professional development for fourteen educators who are enrolled in the Computer Science Discoveries Professional Development Program from Code.org. Laura Johns and Sean Wasson co-facilitated the session, which was the final academic year workshop for the Computer Science Discoveries cohort. The training featured a virtual breakout room for a “think-pair-share” activity. Project>Login will continue to support and promote virtual… READ MORE