Connecting CS Teachers Across the State

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October 2022
Professional Development Opportunities
STEM Fuse offers a Zero to CS Hero course designed for Ohio teachers to pass the OAE Computer Science Test. Ohio is really looking for more and more teachers to be knowledgeable in computer science, and the STEM Fuse PD may be a good 1st option for teachers as it is only 15 hours of instruction that they finish in 5 weeks and they don’t have to purchase outside textbooks etc. (Everything is included in the course)  Not to mention that for Ohio teachers, the cost is only $500 per teacher.

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors 9th-12th grade women, genderqueer, or non-binary students for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and future plans. Since 2007, more than 20,000 students have received an Award for AiC.

NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Educator Award

The NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Educator Award identifies exemplary formal and informal educators who play a pivotal role in encouraging 9th-12th grade women, genderqueer, or non-binary students to explore their interest in computing and technology. Rather than being a teaching award, this award honors those who work inside and/or outside of classroom spaces to advocate for gender equity in computing by providing educational opportunities that are inclusive to--and supportive of-- women, genderqueer, and non-binary students. The award recognizes these educators for their efforts to promote gender equity in computing. Since 2011, more than 1,000 educators have been recognized and have received more than $225,000 in professional development funding to improve their computing education skills.

Girls Who Code
Meaghan Flaherty from Girls Who Code shared information about the their organization and their mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.  Get involved by starting a club or program at your school!
Clubs for 3rd-5th and 6th-12th graders to explore coding in a fun & friendly environment
Summer programs teach high school students to code and provide exposure to tech jobs
College programs to help our alumni succeed and build community with other women in tech
Midwest is Best CSEd Virtual Unconference!
More than 10 CSTA Chapters have joined forces to host the Midwest is Best CSEd Virtual Unconference Sat. Oct. 15, 2022, on Hopin, with the theme of CS Across the K-12 Curriculum!
Anchor sessions led by Diana Franklin, Emmanuel Schanzer, Katherine Strong Moore, Chris Proctor, Leah Blaze, and Chris Orban.


What: An unconference experience planned for you, by representatives of over ten different Midwestern CSTA Chapters

When: Saturday, October 15th, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. CT

Where: Virtual (Hopin)

Who: Anyone with an interest in K-12 CS Education is welcome, even if you are not from the best part of the country. :)

Why: To bring stakeholders in K-12 CSEd together for a combination of dedicated anchor sessions and opportunities to collaborate on topics that matter to you.

Cost: $10 registration (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER)

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