The registration deadline for the How WeTeach_CS for High School workshop in Abilene (May 21-22) has been extended to Wednesday, May 16th! But you need to hurry, this will be your last chance to register for this unique workshop experience! Register Today!
“But isn’t Abilene is way out in west Texas?” Actually, no! Abilene is only about a 3 hour drive from the DFW metroplex, which means it’s closer to Dallas than Dallas is to Austin. Also, if you’re concerned about travel and accommodations costs, participants may be eligible for accommodations and travel reimbursements from the UT STEM Center. Just check out the registration page for details.
About the Workshop
How WeTeach_CS for High School is a two-day workshop that starts with an overview tour of an entire first-year computer science course and then dives deeper into the WeTeah_CS for HS curriculum. Emphasis is placed on teachers experiencing the lessons, labs, and projects with expert instruction. Performing key tasks as a student helps teachers understand the computational thinking skills that must be encouraged in their students and having best practices modeled reinforces teachers’ own pedagogy. The How to Teach High School CS workshop is a powerful tool for any teacher seeking to build an effective and inclusive computer science program.
About the Curriculum
The WeTeach_CS for HS curriculum will guide new computer science teachers through the challenges of a first-year computer science course at the high school level. The course uses three programming platforms, Scratch, Jeroo, and Java, to progressively develop students through more challenging content. The curriculum provides more than enough lessons, labs, projects, and assessments (both formative and summative) for a typical school year of approximately 160 instructional days and includes extra materials to challenge accelerated students. Additionally, the teacher has access to videos, discussion boards, online professional support, and virtual office hours with the course developers to provide them with the tools they need to master the curriculum and content. WeTeach_CS for HS is a comprehensive curriculum designed to support new computer science teachers establishing an entire CS program within their school, starting at the ground level.
- When – May 21-22, 2018 (Monday-Tuesday)
- Where – Region 14 ESC,4300 South Treadaway Street, Abilene, TX 79602
- Cost – $200 per participant
- Registration Deadline – Wednesday, May 16, 2018
- CPE credit – 14 hours
Concerned about travel and accommodations costs?
Participants may be eligible for accommodations and travel reimbursements from the UT STEM Center. See registration page for details.