Spend an Entire Week Learning and Connecting…

Third annual NM CS PD Week starts June 1st!  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 June 1-5, 2020 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 220 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…

3rd Annual NM CS PD Week starts June 1st! 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 June 1-5, 2020 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 220 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…

3rd annual NM CS PD Week starts June 1st!  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 June 1-5, 2020 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 220 educators K- higher ed join us to learn about curriculum and resources to bring CS to our NM students.

PD OPTIONS FOR ALL LEVELS

If you are coming from APS, you are required to email Amy Chase before registering for courses.  Educators from schools in Northern New Mexico are eligible for scholarships from LANL Foundation.  Apply here for scholarships.

CS PD Strand Description Target Audience Register
​CS Medley 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. For teachers of grades preK-2
Teaching with Raspberry Pi Ever wondered what a Raspberry Pi is or how to set one up? Want to try soldering an electronics board? This session will start with the basics—setup, configuration, networking, available software. Then learn how to solder an add-on board, which you keep, that can be used to teach about the Raspberry Pi’s general input/output pins. We will then use explore lesson plans that use Scratch and Python to control LEDs, buttons, buzzers, analog input, etc. on your new board. For teachers of grades 5-9th.
CS Integration Use resources in Scratch to integrate CS into ELA and Social Studies and introductory Microbit projects that align to NGSS. For grades 3-6th
CS with Robots Junior Botball Challenge curriculum engages students in a team-oriented robotics competition, and serves as a perfect way to meet today’s new common core and NGSS standards. For teachers of grades 4-8th
Counselors for Computing A 1-day workshop for counselors at all levels to learn about how to recruit and retain students from diverse backgrounds in Computer Science classes. This will be lead by NCWIT (National Center for Women in Information Technology) Counselors and administrators
CS PD Strand Description Target Audience Register
​Science with CS Project GUTS free curriculum for middle school science classes (can also be done in technology classes) is aligned to NGSS and has 4 modules- Introductory, Life Science, Earth Science and Physical Science.  These lessons can fully integrate into existing science classes. Middle school science teachers (technology teacher or digital learning coach to help support science teachers
​CS with Microcontrollers Participants will learn about the powerful Arduino microcontroller with sensor inputs to make it respond and give output. MESA advisors, MS & HS science & engineering teachers, librarians
Middle School CS Code.org’s CS Discoveries is a free curriculum and can be taught as a year-long or semester class.
NOTE: In order to register for a code.org course, you will need to sign up here first
Middle school teachers
​Arts with CS Integrate Computer Science into Art classes using Processing, a free integrated development environment for visual arts. See flyer MS & HS art teachers and CS teachers wanting more creativity options.
Intro CS with Python We are partnering with Carnegie Mellon University to bring their free CS Academy Python course to NM teachers. MS & HS teachers
Intro to Cybersecurity & AI Resources and lessons to introduce AI & Cybersecurity to students. ​​MS & HS teachers
Teaching with Raspberry Pi Ever wondered what a Raspberry Pi is or how to set one up? Want to try soldering an electronics board? This session will start with the basics—setup, configuration, networking, available software. Then learn how to solder an add-on board, which you keep, that can be used to teach about the Raspberry Pi’s general input/output pins. We will then use explore lesson plans that use Scratch and Python to control LEDs, buttons, buzzers, analog input, etc. on your new board. For teachers of grades 5-9th.
CS Integration Use resources in Scratch to integrate CS into ELA and Social Studies and introductory Microbit projects that align to NGSS. For grades 3-6th
CS with Robots Junior Botball Challenge curriculum engages students in a team-oriented robotics competition, and serves as a perfect way to meet today’s new common core and NGSS standards. For teachers of grades 4-8th
Counselors for Computing A 1-day workshop for counselors at all levels to learn about how to recruit and retain students from diverse backgrounds in Computer Science classes. This will be lead by NCWIT (National Center for Women in Information Technology) Counselors and administrators
CS PD Strand Description Target Audience Register
​CS with Microcontrollers ​Participants will learn about the powerful Arduino microcontroller with sensor inputs to make it respond and give output. MESA advisors, MS & HS science & engineering teachers, librarians
​​High School
AP CSP
Code.org’s AP CS Principles is a free curriculum that aligns to the  College Board AP CS Principles course.
NOTE: In order to register for a code.org course, you will need to sign up here first
HS teachers
Java Fundamentals Java Fundamentals is the 1st in a series of pathway courses leading to an industry certification from Oracle in Java.  These free resources are also a great way to start or augment an AP CS A course.  This is a FREE workshop, but at a different time than NM CS PD Week.  See link for more information ​HS teachers/Higher Ed Faculty
Arts with CS Integrate Computer Science into Art classes using Processing, a free integrated development environment for visual arts. See flyer ​MS & HS art teachers and CS teachers wanting more creativity options.
Intro CS with Python We are partnering with Carnegie Mellon University to bring their free CS Academy Python course to NM teachers. MS & HS teachers
Intro to Cybersecurity & AI Resources and lessons to introduce AI & Cybersecurity to students. ​​MS & HS teachers
Counselors for Computing A 1-day workshop for counselors at all levels to learn about how to recruit and retain students from diverse backgrounds in Computer Science classes.  This will be lead by NCWIT (National Center for Women in Information Technology) Counselors and administrators

Costs:

  • Registration fee for 2020-  $550
  • some scholarships to cover all or some of the registration fee are available.  Apply for a scholarship here.
  • 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