February 27, 2017- June 1, 2017

 

Applications closed – class is full! Please click here for the Summer 2017 cohort. 

The WeTeach_CS Program housed in the Center for STEM Education at UT Austin, in partnership with Oracle Academy, is offering a series of courses for Texas teachers interested in teaching computer science. This series of professional development experiences will prepare participants to teach courses such as Computer Science I, Computer Science II, or AP Computer Science. Since the AP Computer Science course is based on the Java programming language, this will be the focus of the technical training component. The KCJO coursework February 27 – April 28, 2017 will focus on Java Fundamentals. There will be an optional one day face-to-face follow up training in Dallas (exact location TBA) on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Completers of Java Fundamentals will be eligible to participate in the online Java Programming Course from May 22 – June 1, 2017.

 


Highlights

  • Type – Workshop
  • Dates and Times – February 27th, 2017- June 1st, 2017
  • Application Deadline – Friday, December 9, 2016
  • Registration Deadline -February 13, 2017
  • Location – Java Fundamentals – Online
  • Face-to-Face Follow-Up Training – Dallas, TX (exact location TBA)
  • Java Programming – Online
  • Eligible AttendeesTexas Computer Science teachers and current Texas teachers that would like to be high school Computer Science teachers.
  • Cost – The online courses (Java Fundamentals and Java Programming) are free.
    The Face-to-Face Follow-Up Training will have a $60 registration fee to cover training materials, breakfast, and lunch. Instructions to register for the May 6, 2017 one-day face-to-face follow up will be sent to selected applicants.
  • Certificates of Participation – Certificates stating 44 hours of Continuing Professional Education hours (CPE credits) earned will be sent electronically after the participant has completed the online course evaluation. Any questions about certificates should be directed toward the contact person listed on this page.

 

  • Critical Dates: 
  • Application opens: Wednesday, November 2, 2016
  • Application closes: Friday, December 9, 2016
  • Applicants notified by: Friday, December 16, 2016
  • Registration and enrollment opens: Week of January 2, 2017
  • Registration and enrollment closes: February 13, 2017
  • Java Fundamentals online class start date: Week of February 27, 2017
  • Java Fundamentals online class end date: Week of April 28, 2017
  • Registration deadline for one-day face-to-face (Dallas) follow up: April 25, 2017
  • One-day face-to-face (Dallas) follow up: Saturday, May 6, 2017
  • Java Programming online class: May 22-June 1, 2017

 

  • Java Fundamentals – Class times will be online from 5:30-7:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 27 – April 28, 2017. There will be no class over the week of March 13, 2017 due to spring break.
  • One-day Face-to-Face Follow-up – Class will be held from 9am – 4pm on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in Dallas.
  • Java Programming – Class times will be online from 5:30-7:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from May 22 – June 1, 2017.

Application and Registration

The application, membership, and registration is a two-step process. You MUST complete BOTH steps in the time allotted to participate this training.

Application will be made via the TRC Participant Portal located here. The application will close December 9, 2016. Notification to applicants of acceptance or waitlist will occur by December 16, 2016.

  • Users that have not completed a profile on or after September 1, 2016:
  • Go to thetrc.org/dc and click Sign Up.
  • For the question, “What program are you a part of?”, select “WeTeach_CS Computer Science”.
  • Click “Yes” on the question in the ‘Contact’ section: Are you completing this form because you are applying for the ‘Keep Calm and Java On’ event from February 27 – April 28?
  • Once you complete your profile, you have applied to participate in the KCJO – Java Fundamentals Course.
  • Users that have completed a profile on or after September 1, 2016:
  • Click ”Log In”
  • Fill in your email and password and click “Log In”. If you have forgotten your password, click “I Forgot My Password”.
  • If you have already joined the WTCS Computer Science Collaborative, select this Project.
  • If you have NOT joined the WTCS Computer Science Collaborative, click “Join a New Project”. For the question, “What program are you a part of?”, select “WeTeach_CS Computer Science”.
  • Click “Yes” on the question in the ‘Contact’ section: Are you completing this form because you are applying for the ‘Keep Calm and Java On’ event from February 27 – April 28?
  • You can also update any information on your profile that is incorrect or dated. That’s it – you’ve applied to participate in the KCJO – Java Fundamentals Course.

 

 


Accommodations and Transportation

All participants are responsible for their own transportation arrangements to the One-day Face-to-Face Follow-up.

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