Here’s a great resource for AP CS Principles teachers who are preparing students for the May 2017 AP exam.
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.
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.
When making your 2017 CS professional development plans, be sure to mark January 5, 2017 on your calendar, so you don’t miss out on Code.org’s Professional Learning Program. On January 5th, Code.org will begin taking applications from teachers to participate in CS Discoveries (Middle School) and Computer Science Principles (High School) Professional Learning Programs. Each program includes training and curriculum CS teachers will put to use in the classroom.
The WeTeach_CS Program at UT Austin’s Center for STEM Education will be accepting applications for Computer Science Collaboratives in Texas beginning December 7, 2016. Proposals are due January 9, 2017.