It won’t be long now before classrooms will begin to fill up and teachers will once again have the opportunity to help their students prepare for their future university education and careers goals. However, there’s still time to gain some new knowledge and skills to pass on to students this fall.
July 23-27 – Austin
WeTeach_Java is a week-long intensive workshop designed to give new and experienced teachers the tools they need to teach Java in high school. Based on the WeTeach_CS for HS curriculum and aligned to the CS1 TEKS, WeTeach_Java is designed to help teachers take their students beyond the basics of block and scripting languages and into the world of limitless opportunities that working in an industry standard programming language allows. Starting with the basics and adding topics as they are mastered, this course will prepare students to move beyond their first-year experience towards goals such as the College Board AP CS A exam and their post-high school education plans.
WeTeach_CS Certification Prep Face-2-Face
Two Workshop Dates Available!
WeTeach_CS Certification Prep will provide an overview of the educator competencies required of all teachers to become certified in Grades 8-12 Computer Science. This certification is necessary to teach courses such as Computer Science I, II or III, Fundamentals of Computer Science, or AP Computer Science A. Course instructors will address several competencies in depth and link attendees to additional resources that will help to prepare them to take the TExES 241 CS 8-12 Certification Test.
- July 26-27 – San Antonio – More information / Registration
- July 31 – August 1 – UT Dallas (Richardson) – More information / Registration
August 6-8 – Austin
Significant disparities exist in enrollment in advanced STEM courses in the state of Texas for females, underrepresented minorities (URM), and economically disadvantaged students. This disparities are particularly acute and persistent in high school computer science courses. The Tapestry Institute will help educators to identify and address some of the root causes of these disparities with research-based professional development.