As you head back to the classroom be sure to take WeTeach_CS with you!

As you head back to the classroom be sure to take WeTeach_CS with you!

It’s been a busy summer for our WeTeach_CS teachers. We started off with the 2017 WeTeach_CS Summit and Deep Dives, then sent our Certification Prep workshop team on a Tour of Texas. Helped teachers bring Math and CS together through Bootstrap, learn to print in 3D, and even attend APSI workshops, not to mention all the training our WeTeach_CS Collaboratives accomplished this summer.

STEAM into CS for All at the 2017 Houston Arts Partners Conference

STEAM into CS for All at the 2017 Houston Arts Partners Conference

Karen North, Texas’ own Computer Science Champion of Change, along with Pamela Ossorio (Pin Oak MS, Houston ISD) will be presenting Coding in the Arts at the 2017 Houston Arts Partners Conference on Friday, September 15 at 10:30 AM. This STEAM focused session, combining computer science thinking with creative skills, pairs well with the HAP conference which seeks to integrate arts education with other subjects.

Taking the CS Certification Exam in August? August 10th is your CIP Application Deadline!

Taking the CS Certification Exam in August? August 10th is your CIP Application Deadline!

If you are planning to take the TExES CS 8-12 certification exam (141 or 241) during the June Testing Window (6/28/17-7/1/17) and want to participate in the Certification Incentive Program (CIP), then your must have your application submitted no later than June 22nd at 5pm.

Tech & Learning’s K-12 Grants Central makes it easy for teachers to find grants

Tech & Learning’s K-12 Grants Central makes it easy for teachers to find grants

Too often the thing standing between a teacher having a great idea and bringing that idea to life in the classroom is funding. Sometimes all that’s needed is just a little seed money to for materials or equipment to get a project off the ground. WeTeach_CS understands this, which is why we instituted the Mini-Grant award program with our first WeTeach_CS Summit in 2016 and expanding the program in 2017. Of course there are lots of grant and mini-grant type programs out there that teachers can apply to, but learning about them and tracking their various deadlines can be difficult. The folks at seem to understand this too, as they have created K-12 Grants Central. This online resource includes an updated calendar of upcoming grant deadlines, as well as a list of ongoing grants and related resources.

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