“As I look to the future of our world and of our schools, I realize that technology is changing everything. I wanted to be trained to teach computer science because I believe more and more schools will start offering and even requiring it, and people who do a great job of teaching these courses will have the utmost in job security. In these times of COVID-19, that’s more important than it’s ever been.”
Tina Leclerc, Business Education Teacher, Waterville High School
INNOVATIVE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
OPENING NEW TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU
We continue to offer Computer Science professional learning cohorts for middle and high school teachers. The flexibility of the blended program allows teachers to work at their own pace, and the course also includes 3-4 staggered synchronous sessions with an expert instructor so they can work collaboratively and become part of a professional CS teacher community.
Each course provides 40+ contact hours toward state recertification, and up to 12 CS “micro-badges” are awarded through our partnership with Thomas College. Our next cohorts for CS-1, CS-2, Game Development with Unreal Engine, and App Development with Android Studio will be offered in Spring and Summer 2023. Please complete this Google form if you’re interested.
PD courses for CS-1 and CS-2 are aimed at teachers with little Computer Science content knowledge, so the training focuses on both the content and the teaching strategies they needed to be successful.
PD courses for Game Development and App Development are built for teachers with some programming experience so they can master all that’s needed to lead classes of students.
Don’t worry if you don’t already have this prior programming experience–you can still learn to teach these courses with additional resources that are included inside each course!
Thomas College/CCR Badges
The Computer Science Exploration (4DCS1) course allows educators to earn up to 12 badges co-branded by Thomas College and CCR, with support from the Harold Alfond Foundation.