CSinPA: March 2022

CELEBRATIONS AND SHOUT-OUTS

We want to give a special shout-out to the leaders and volunteers in Pennsylvania's four CSTA chapters who are cohosting a virtual unconference on Saturday, March 19th.
  • Act 48 credit is available.
  • All participants will be entered into a special raffle. Two winners, chosen at random, will receive local hotel accommodations for the 2022 CSforAllPA Summit!

Click below to learn more and register.

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

Ongoing / Recurring

K-12 Open Office Hours: March 29, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

No registration needed. Click here to join via Zoom


School/District Teams: SCRIPT (CS strategic planning)

Dates vary; workshops hosted locally by IUs


K-8 Pathway

Dates vary; cohorts hosted locally by IUs


7-12 Praxis Prep Pathway

The 100% virtual pathway is open to any PA 7-12 educators who are currently teaching or will soon be teaching a CS course and are planning to take the 7-12 CS Praxis required for certification. Act 48 credit hours are available. Click here to learn more and register.


7-12 CS teachers: use this Google Form to tell us your plans for the exam and certification, and if relevant, request reimbursement. The form allows for multiple submissions allowing you to update your status with the exam.

  • The form is also used for the reimbursement program. Reimbursement is available for educators paying out of pocket to register for the exam and/or apply for the add-on certificate.


Peer tutoring is available to participants in any current or previous PaTTAN 7-12 Pathway who are preparing for the Praxis exam. Click here to schedule a session.


Note: Peer Tutoring and Reimbursement may not be available in the 2022 - 2023 school year. These programs are funded through June 30, 2022. At this time we cannot confirm that the programs will continue past June so we strongly encourage teachers to take advantage of these opportunities before it's too late.

New / Limited-Time Only

2022 CSforAll PA Summit

The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education is pleased to announce the fifth annual Pennsylvania Computer Science For All (CSforAllPA) Summit will be held June 22-23, 2022 at PaTTAN Harrisburg and online.


Apply to present.

The request for proposals (RFP) for the Summit is open.


Nominate an educator for the Exemplary Educator Award.

In conjunction with the Summit, the CSinPA team would like to recognize outstanding K-12 CS educators for their efforts to expand CS learning for all. At the Summit, the three finalists will be featured in a panel discussion and the winner will be announced.

  • Apply for the award here.
  • Nominate someone for the award here.
Explore even more Opportunities, Resources, & Current Events in the Google Doc linked below.

Here's one more thing we're excited about this month:

PAsmart Advancing Grants

PAsmart Advancing Grants support cross-sector partnerships working to expand access to CS and STEM education and promote inclusion (especially for historically underserved students and communities), and/or expand and diversify the number of CS and STEM educators.

Click here for more information.


Applications are due Monday, March 21, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

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