If you want to return to the classroom this fall with a shiny new CS certification, then now’s the time to make it happen!
There are three TExES certification testing windows this summer scheduled for June, July, and August. Choose the one that works best for you and allow WeTeach_CS can help you achieve your CS certification goals!
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.
Summer 2018 CS certification testing windows and deadlines
June (6/13/18 – 6/16/18) Testing Window Deadlines:
- CIP Application/Documentation due: 6/11/18, 5pm
- TExES Test Registration deadline: 6/11/18
- Proof of CS Certification due: 7/20/18, 5pm
July (7/11/18 – 7/14/18) Testing Window Deadlines:
- CIP Application/Documentation due: 7/9/18, 5pm
- TExES Test Registration deadline: 7/9/18
- Proof of CS Certification due: 8/17/18, 5pm
August (8/15/18 – 8/18/18) Testing Window Deadlines:
- CIP Application/Documentation due: 8/13/18, 5pm
- TExES Test Registration deadline: 8/13/18
- Proof of CS Certification due: 9/21/18, 5pm
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
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 and related Workshops
- June 21-22 – How WeTeach_CS for HS – Georgetown (Part of WeTeach_CS Deep Dives)
- July 11-12 – How WeTeach_CS for HS – San Antonio
- July 23-27 – WeTeach_Java – Austin
2018 WeTeach_CS Summit and Deep Dives
For 2018, we’ve expanded our WeTeach_CS Summit and Deep Dives with so many new sessions, strands, and activities that we’ve had to move to a bigger location! Come join us for two, three, or five days of CS professional development suitable for prospective, new, and experienced K-12 CS teachers.
WeTeach_CS Summit – June 18-20
The WeTeach_CS Summit is a 3-day event which educates, empowers, and inspires K-12 CS teachers, advocates, administrators, professional development providers, university instructors, and policy-makers to advance the goal of CS for All in Texas and beyond. This year’s Summit will be held on the shores of the San Gabriel River at the Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center in Georgetown, TX, just outside of Austin. Approximately 450 CS champions will be in attendance. More information / Register Now!
WeTeach_CS Deep Dives – June 21-22
WeTeach_CS Deep Dives is a special 1.5-day workshop event which picks up right where the WeTeach_CS Summit (June 18-20) leaves off. So, if the three days of the 2018 WeTeach_CS Summit just doesn’t sound like enough CS professional development goodness for your tastes, then consider sticking around and taking part in WeTeach_CS Deep Dives! But you don’t have to attend the WeTeach_CS Summit in order to attend a Deep Dives course. Maybe you only have time to take a quick dip into one of the featured subjects. No problem–that’s what Deep Dives are for! More information / Register Now!
And that’s not all!
Check out our complete 2018 event listings for updates and additions, then stay up-to-date by subscribing to the WeTeach_CS blog, following us on Twitter (@weteachcs), and liking WeTeach_CS on Facebook.