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NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing Due Nov. 5th

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing Due Nov. 5th

November 02, 2020
The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors 9th-12th grade students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary 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… READ MORE
2020 State of Computer Science Education

2020 State of Computer Science Education

October 14, 2020 · report released
Today, Code.org, the Computer Science Teachers Association, and the Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) Alliance released the 2020 State of Computer Science Education: Illuminating Disparities. The report describes the policy trends and momentum over the past 12 months and includes an in-depth view of each state’s policy and implementation, as well as data on disparities in access to and participation in computer science.
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Win the 1980's American Girl, Courtney Moore!

Win the 1980's American Girl, Courtney Moore!

October 05, 2020
American Girl has teamed up with Girls Who Code to help young girls join the STEM field. This partnership was announced following the recent release of two books about Courtney Moore, an avid gamer growing up in the 80's with dreams of developing her own video game.    Project>Login has purchased a Courtney doll and want to give it away to one of you! Every $5 donation to Project>Login is one entry towards winning Courtney! The winner will be announced on December 7th to kick off CS Education… READ MORE
The Project>Login Podcast dropped the first episode today!
Maine Department of Education launches MOOSE platform

Maine Department of Education launches MOOSE platform

September 22, 2020 · Free online learning library of assorted project-based modules
Did you know the Maine Department of Education is providing free online learning modules for students pre-k through 12? Educators from around the state spent time this summer to develop phase one of the Maine Online Opportunities for Sustained Education (MOOSE) platform. Each MOOSE module is project-based and designed to be completed independently and self-paced. Additional phases of the MOOSE platform will roll out over the next school year. More information can be found here. READ MORE
Q&A with Amy Tyler, Code.org Summer Institute Participant

Q&A with Amy Tyler, Code.org Summer Institute Participant

August 27, 2020
Amy Tyler, a Technology Technician at Oak Hill Middle School, reflects on her experience with the Code.org Summer Institute.  1. Could you share your teaching background and why you were initially interested in participating in the Code.org Professional Development? Amy: I have been a Technology Technician for nine years in my district. I am not in a classroom teaching every day, but I am working with teachers and students with STEM activities. I want to bring and support more Computer Science… READ MORE
CGI & Thomas College partner to offer FREE 12 week Salesforce Bootcamp

CGI & Thomas College partner to offer FREE 12 week Salesforce Bootcamp

August 19, 2020
CGI SALESFORCE BOOT CAMP   Overview Would you like to earn one of the hottest and most marketable certifications with a chance to be hired by one of the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world? If you do this opportunity might be for you! CGI is partnering with Thomas College to conduct a free Salesforce boot camp. Selected candidates will go through a rigorous 12-week training program and upon successful completion will earn their Salesforce certifications. About the… READ MORE
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 sessions 10 FREE educator seats available Upon completion receive: AI in Education book (free) https://curriculumredesign.org/our-work/artificial-intelligence-in-education/ 46 hours credit to use toward recertification 12 Computer Science Education badges offered by Thomas College & CCR If 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 just technical jobs, but also the increasing… READ MORE