Ozona High School will host a computer programming meet on March 11, 2017 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. The contest will include the written and team programming portions of the contest and ADDITIONALLY an individual programming contest.
Here’s a great resource for AP CS Principles teachers who are preparing students for the May 2017 AP exam.
Presentation proposals for the WeTeach_CS Summit to be held June 5-7, 2017 in Austin, TX are now being accepted. 2016’s inaugural WeTeach_CS Summit featured 56 breakout sessions on a variety of CS and related topics. Based on the positive feedback we received, we’re hoping to offer even more sessions for 2017!
As part of the Texas Education Agency’s ongoing effort to support new CTE teachers throughout the state, they are now offering a two-day mentor training for existing CTE mentors and those who wish to become mentors. The training will take place on March 6-7, 2017, in Austin, Texas, with 60 participants selected to attend the training.
These days cloud computing is everywhere and has also become an important topic in CS classrooms, especially in higher education. Now, University faculty in the United States can request free credits for their students to use during computer science courses in the 2016-17 academic year. Along with all the tools that are offered by GCP, the education grant program means that students can use it without providing a credit card for verification. Faculty who receive a grant, and the approval wait time has recently shrunk from weeks to days, will be invited to join a Google+ group of 150 professors who are also using GCP. It’s also possible for faculty and staff to demo GCP, by requesting a “zero student” course.
We’re excited to announce that applications for Code.org’s Professional Learning Program for CS Principles and CS Discoveries are now open. If your school plans to offer these courses in 2017-18, please encourage interested teachers to apply today!
The CS4TX Quarterly Leadership Meeting will be held in Austin, TX on January 10, 2017–and you’re invited!
2016 was a huge year for WeTeach_CS and with 2017 promising to be even bigger, you’re not going to want to miss a thing. So we’re asking everyone to make a resolution to stay in touch with WeTeach_CS by subscribing to the WeTeach_CS blog, following us on Twitter (@weteachcs), and liking WeTeach_CS on Facebook.
Start planning today for three new CS professional development opportunities from WeTeach_CS coming your way in 2017!