Spend an Entire Week Learning and Connecting…

Fourth annual NM CS PD is now CS in the Sun with a full month of different offerings, starts June 7th, 2021!  This will be a virtual/blended week of PD dedicated to Computer Science Education.

Organized by Computer Science Alliance and delivered by a variety of experienced facilitators, we will run the PD to allow for our new reality of social distancing by doing it via remote learning platforms.  We will still spend your workshop(s) with other educators and CS professionals to learn more about CS and a range of fantastic opportunities to integrate CS into any and all content areas and grade levels OR to offer CS courses, clubs, and after school programs for elementary, middle, and high school students.  Last year we had over 200 educators K- higher ed join us to learn about curriculum and resources to bring CS to our NM students.

Spend an Entire Week Learning and Connecting…

4th Annual NM CS PD, CS in the Sun, starts June 7th! This will be a virtual/blended month of PD dedicated to Computer Science Education.

Organized by Computer Science Alliance and delivered by a variety of experienced facilitators, we will run the PD to allow for our new reality of social distancing by doing it via remote learning platforms.  We will still spend June 2021 with other educators and CS professionals to learn more about CS and a range of fantastic opportunities to integrate CS into any and all content areas and grade levels OR to offer CS courses, clubs, and after school programs for elementary, middle, and high school students.  Last year we had over 200 educators K- higher ed join us to learn about curriculum and resources to bring CS to our NM students.

Spend an Entire Month Learning and Connecting…

4th annual NM CS PD starts June 7th!  CS in the Sun will be a virtual/blended week of PD dedicated to Computer Science Education.

Organized by Computer Science Alliance and delivered by a variety of experienced facilitators, we will run the PD to allow for our new reality of social distancing by doing it via remote learning platforms.  As part of our new CS in the Sun, we will still spend June 2021 with other educators and CS professionals to learn more about CS and a range of fantastic opportunities to integrate CS into any and all content areas and grade levels OR to offer CS courses, clubs, and after school programs for elementary, middle, and high school students.  Last year we had over 200 educators K- higher ed join us to learn about curriculum and resources to bring CS to our NM students.

PD OPTIONS FOR ALL LEVELS

CS PD Strand Description Date(s) Target Audience Register
Scratch & Microbits Get started with computer science basics using the extremely popular and versatile Scratch programming language that easily integrates into existing curriculum.  Then up the engagement with Microbits that also can be integrated into classes like science and STEAM projects. June 7-11 Educators working with students in grades 3-8
Los básicos de Scratch y Microbits- un taller en español Cualquier maestro puede empezar con Scratch, unos de los lenguajes para programar más popular y fácil para integrar al currículo ya … June 14-18  Educadores bilingües quien tiene interés en recursos computacionales para integrar en actividades y currículo para estudiantes español hablantes.
CS Medley (PK-2) An overview of computer science at the K-2 level. A mix of standards, computer use basics for kids, educational robots, ScratchJr, Scratch plus other curriculum like code.org’s CS Fundamentals will be covered.  Learn how to use robots and equipment and practice classroom lessons.  You will leave with lesson plans created during the week and with lessons created by Open Source Kids. June 7-11  Educators working with young learners, PreK to 2nd
CS Medley (3-5) An overview of computer science at the 3-5 level. A mix of standards, computer use basics for kids, educational robots, ScratchJr, Scratch plus other curriculum like code.org’s CS Fundamentals will be covered.  Learn how to use robots and equipment and practice classroom lessons. June 14-18 Educators working with students in grades 3-5
CS PD Strand Description Date(s) Target Audience Register
Digital Fabrication
(Grades 4-8)
Help students understand and enjoy mathematics with TurtleArt. Participants in this session will learn to craft their own computational designs while exploring geometry and programming. Participants will then take that art from their computer to become a physical artifact. Learn how you can help students make computational designs tangible using a variety of tools like a printer, laser cutter, 3D printing, Cricut and more. June 7-11 Educators working with upper ES and MS students, STEAM Labs and out-of-school time
Art & CS Learn how to use Processing, a free programming tool for graphic arts, to bring computer science into the art class. Processing was created as an educational tool for designers, artists, and architects at the MIT Media Lab in 2001. Since then, colleges and k-12 schools all over the world have used the Processing language and IDE as an introduction to computer programming. Processing is perfect for both beginners and advanced students because of the language’s extensive tools for creative tasks such as animation, graphics, data visualizations, video, sound, and interactive programming.   June 7-11 Art teachers, technology and CS teachers wanting additional resource, out-of-school educators working with students grades 8-12th
Project GUTS Project GUTS is a free computational modeling curriculum aligned to NGSS & CSTA standards. It has 4 modules- Intro (ends with an epidemic model), Earth, Life & Physical Science. This free curriculum engages students to Use, Decode, Modify and Create their own computational models. June 14-18 Educators that are science teachers, those developing an afterschool program or CS pathway or wanting to support young Supercomputing Challenge students.
Elevated Thinking Participants will wire and code an interactive Arduino Elevator in a four-story building. Great for CS, Math, Science and technology teachers! June 21-25 Educators working with MS and HS students
CS Discoveries This popular curriculum has 6 units that add up to a full year of engaging curriculum to introduce the depth and breadth of CS to middle school students.  Includes access to the educator community and follow up session during the academic year. June 28- July 2  Educators working with MS students either for a CS class, technology class or developing out-of-school programs.
CS PD Strand Description Date(s) Target Audience Register
Art & CS Learn how to use Processing, a free programming tool for graphic arts, to bring computer science into the art class. Processing was created as an educational tool for designers, artists, and architects at the MIT Media Lab in 2001. Since then, colleges and k-12 schools all over the world have used the Processing language and IDE as an introduction to computer programming. Processing is perfect for both beginners and advanced students because of the language’s extensive tools for creative tasks such as animation, graphics, data visualizations, video, sound, and interactive programming.  June 7-11 Art teachers, technology and CS teachers wanting additional resource, out-of-school educators working with students grades 8-12
eTextiles Learn from an amazing CS instructor, Melody Hagaman-Burns, who created an Intro to CS course focused on equity and inclusion and projects that engage a range of students, including girls, to continue in CS.  Learn to use Turtle Stitch, LilyPads and interactive elements for a fashion and textiles approach. June 7-11 MS & HS teachers wanting to expand their repertoire of CS activities and approaches
Data Science, AI & Machine Learning Data Science & Machine Learning introduces participants to fundamental concepts and practices in these important topics, in a way that can be implemented in CS, math, or science classes.   In Data Science, students are able to use, inspect and modify relevant datasets using a scaffolded coding platform.   In Machine Learning, students will train and test AI models, and consider ethics and bias in AI – no prior coding knowledge required for this workshop! June 7-11 HS math, science, or CS teachers
Art & CS 2 This advanced course builds on the basic grammar of programming established in  Art & CS level 1. Processing is the perfect language to explore advanced CS topics such as computer vision, physical computing, animation, and shaders. With hundreds of additional libraries available to expand the language’s core functionality, students can create interactive software that incorporates text, video, sound, images, vector graphics, and shaders while utilizing CS concepts such as machine learning, sorting algorithms, and graphics programming. June 14-18 MS or HS educators with some prior experience coding
Cybersecurity Fundamentals/
Cyberliteracy 1
Cyber Security Fundamentals introduces participants to the basics of security, coding, and robotics, mainly through project-based learning. Educators will learn how to engage students in projects and events related to cybersecurity and coding. This content would be appropriate as part of a sequence for a CS/IT pathway, perhaps as part of the introductory course or after AP CSP. This offering includes regular meetings into September to support teachers as they implement. June 14-18 MS or HS teachers
Elevated Thinking Participants will wire and code an interactive Arduino Elevator in a four-story building. Great for CS, Math, Science and technology teachers! June 21-25 Educators working with MS and HS students
Java (AP CS A) Java continues as an industry standard and is the basis for AP CS A. Participants will gain skills in Java through a variety of resources that will help them develop their AP CS A class, add content to an existing CS class or help prepare themselves and students for Java Foundations Certification. This offering includes regular meetings into September to support teachers as they implement. June 21-25 HS CS teachers wanting to develop a CS pathway or get more resources for existing AP CS A class
Python 1 This workshop introduces Python,  and is geared towards developing the knowledge and skills for teachers that want to learn Python and the resources needed to teach it to their HS students.  Can be a good HS introductory course and part of a sequence for a CS/IT pathway. This offering includes regular meetings into September to support teachers as they implement. June 21-25 HS teachers, upper MS teachers developing a CS pathway
(AP) CSP This curriculum is one of the easiest Computer Science curriculums to implement yet has one of the best track records for supporting teachers and students. Great activities and units that align with the Advanced Placement course and prepare everyone to be successful. Can be a good HS introductory course and part of a sequence for a CS/IT pathway. This offering includes regular meetings into September to support teachers as they implement June 28- July 2 HS teachers starting or expanding a CS program
Python 2 This workshop goes deeper into Python knowledge including applications for data science, game development, web scripting and scraping, and sorting algorithms. Participants will be good candidates to continue towards a certification in Python. This intermediate content would be appropriate as part of a sequence for a CS/IT pathway, perhaps as part of the 2nd or 3rd year course. This offering includes regular meetings into September to support teachers as they implement. June 28- July 2 HS teachers with prior CS experience

Costs:

  • For some strands, administrators will need to sign letters of support for their teachers to attend, stating that they support offering computer science education in the next school year.
  • email: info@computersciencealliance.org