Not only does WeTeach_CS help teachers prepare to take and pass the CS certification exam, we also help new CS teachers get ready to teach high school computer science and experienced CS teachers add new skills.
Get prepared, get certified, and get your stipend!
Thanks to the support of the Texas Education Agency (TEA), WeTeach_CS is offering a $1,000 stipend, through the Certification Incentive Program (CIP), to currently certified Texas educators who add a CS certification to their resume. This means current Texas teachers may be eligible to receive a $1000 stipend upon achieving CS certification. For complete information about deadlines and requirements, please read and follow all steps of the CIP Checklist. Texas teachers must meet certain eligibility requirements and be accepted into the program prior to testing to qualify for the $1,000 stipend.
WeTeach_CS Certification Prep Face-2-Face
Give John Owen and the WeTeach_CS Team two days and they’ll tell you what you’ll need to know to pass the TExES 241 CS 8-12 certification exam during this 2-day workshop style prep. WeTeach_CS Certification Prep Face-2-Face provides an overview of the educator competencies required of all teachers to become certified in Grades 8-12 Computer Science. We currently have six workshops scheduled before the end of the summer, so choose the one near you and register today!
Upcoming WeTeach_CS Certification Prep Face-2-Face Workshops
- May 4-5 – Houston
- May 16-17 – Amarillo
- June 11-12 – Edinburg
- July 31 – August 1 – Richardson (UT Dallas)
Foundations of Computer Science for Teachers (Online)
Foundations of Computer Science for Teachers is designed to prepare teachers to take the TExES 241 Grades 8-12 Computer Science certification exam. The course provides extensive detailed instruction, examples and practice on everything from introductory programming topics such as variables, functions, loops and logical expressions to more advanced topics such as data structures, recursion, and object oriented programming. Enrolled participants will receive access to weekly quizzes and the comprehensive final, which mimics the actual 100 question CS certification exam. Enroll Today!
Get ready to teach CS
How WeTeach_CS for High School (Face-2-Face)
CS certified, but not sure how to get a class started? Struggling to find a CS1 curriculum that works? Come and get a sneak preview of a curriculum package that will get you through your first year. Everything you need in a nice, neat package and ready for you to implement on day one including lesson plans, lessons, videos, study guides, activities, projects, labs, lab solutions, and assessments. Learn how best to make this crucial first year class a success from WeTeach_CS Professional Development Specialist, John Owen.
Upcoming How WeTeach_CS for High School Workshops
Learn a new skill to take back to the classroom
WeTeach_CyberSecurity GenCyber Summer Camp – June 11-15
Applications for this FREE training event are due Tuesday, May 1st, at 5PM!
The STEM Center at The University of Texas at Austin is excited to announce that our first week long WeTeach_CyberSecurity GenCyber Summer Camp for high school teachers will be held at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) in Austin from June 11-15, 2018. The camp will provide an opportunity for teachers to deepen their understanding of the field of cybersecurity, its importance in this day and age, and how it represents a great opportunity for kids interested in high tech careers. Teachers who attend will receive training in a number of areas related to cybersecurity that they can take back to the classroom. Applications are being accepted through May 1st and there are only 23 seats available for this FREE training, so don’t delay—Apply today!
And that’s not all!
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