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Our Professional Learning Program from a teacher's point of view

August 16, 2021 · blog post by Christopher Brennick
Completing the week-long code.org Computer Science Discoveries Professional Learning Program through Project Login was both informative and rewarding. This professional development opportunity helped me build both a robust skill set for code.org Computer Science Discoveries and a wonderful network of teachers who I can reach out to with questions or concerns regarding the program.  One of the major highlights of this experience was the comprehensive nature of it. Throughout the week I was… READ MORE

One teacher's perspective of the Code.org 5-day summer workshop

August 16, 2021 · blog post by Jennifer Luck-Hill
This week I had the opportunity to participate in the Computer Science Discoveries 2021-2022 5-day summer workshop. I was lucky enough to receive a generous scholarship from Code.org to be able to attend. I was blown away by the facilitators, the content, and the deep dive into the curriculum. I take a lot of professional development and I can honestly say this was the best professional development I have taken in years. We were given time to reflect, process, and debrief both individually and… READ MORE
Code.org CSD week-long summer workshop experience recap

Code.org CSD week-long summer workshop experience recap

August 16, 2021 · Blog by Tia Welch
I had such a wonderful time this past week at Project>Login's PLP Summer Workshop for Computer Science Discoveries! Even though we did not get to experience this in person, the virtual setting was just as effective, if not more effective, in preparing me for new teaching techniques for CSD this year. Having the synchronous sections together will all the teachers in zoom really increased the opportunities to connect with the other CSD teachers. The almost constant breakout rooms made it… READ MORE
ENTRY-LEVEL SOFTWARE DEVELOPER TRAINING FUNDED BY THE HAROLD ALFOND FOUNDATION

ENTRY-LEVEL SOFTWARE DEVELOPER TRAINING FUNDED BY THE HAROLD ALFOND FOUNDATION

July 13, 2021
The Center for Workforce and Professional Development is currently recruiting participants for an entry-level software developer training program; all costs associated with the program are funded by the Harold Alfond Foundation, so the program is offered to the community at no cost. Over the course of the 12-week training, participants in this training program can expect to understand basic software development components: simple coding blocks, portion with conditionals, loops, sequencing, etc;… READ MORE
Everyone Can Code

Everyone Can Code

July 08, 2021 · Teaching Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Problem-Solving
Apple is hosting a 90-minute online event via Cisco Webex on July 15th from 10-11:30 AM EDT. This free SWIFT Coding event is for teachers, curriculum directors, and administrators interested in coding and computer science Register now to save your spot (space is limited!) READ MORE
2021 Maine App Challenge winners announced

2021 Maine App Challenge winners announced

July 03, 2021
Three digitally-savvy high school students from Maine were recently selected as winners of the 2021 Tyler Technologies Maine App Challenge, a contest that encourages students to develop a mobile application and create a video to showcase their design. The winners received scholarships totaling $10,000, which were presented at Tyler’s virtual awards ceremony on June 23. Steve Wozniak — a renowned electronics engineer, computer programmer, philanthropist, and technology entrepreneur — also… READ MORE
The Congressional App Challenge is Live!

The Congressional App Challenge is Live!

June 28, 2021
The Congressional App Challenge is back for another year of encouraging students to learn to code! The CAC is an initiative of the U.S. House of Representatives, where Members of Congress host contests in their districts for middle school and high school students, encouraging them to learn to code and inspiring them to pursue careers in computer science. This is the most prestigious competition in student computer science, so don’t let your students miss out on this great… READ MORE
Registration now open for CS Summer of Fun! PD week happening Aug. 9-13

Registration now open for CS Summer of Fun! PD week happening Aug. 9-13

June 24, 2021
Registration now open for CS Summer of Fun! PD week happening Aug. 9-13:   MON-WED sessions TH-FRI sessions   Register for both to participate in the entire conference including the Equity in CS Keynote on Wed at 12 noon!   You can view session descriptions here.   Thank you to Microsoft TEALS for being our lead sponsor this year!     READ MORE
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June 09, 2021 · Partner updates, upcoming events and more!
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CSTA New England Seeks Proposals for 2021 Conference

CSTA New England Seeks Proposals for 2021 Conference

May 28, 2021
The fifth annual CSTA NE regional conference will be on Saturday, October 16, 2021. CSTA NE has released a request for proposals and encourage proposals for presentations that are tied to the theme of 'INNOVATION'. READ MORE