CSinPA: July 2021

CELEBRATIONS & SHOUT-OUTS

We're grateful for educators from these schools and districts that presented at the 2021 CSforALL-PA Summit:

  • Hempfield School District
  • Mifflin County SD
  • School District of Philadelphia
  • Union City Area SD
  • Upper Darby SD
  • Warwick SD
  • Young Scholars Charter School



Kudos to LEAs that just completed a CSinPA K-8 Pathway local cohort:

  • Governor Mifflin SD
  • Manheim Christian Day
  • Reading SD
  • Our Lady of the Angels

These LEAs were supported by our great friends at IUs 12, 13, 14, and 15. Kudos to you, too!

There are a few other local cohorts wrapping up right now and we look forward to celebrating their hard work soon. You can find more information about the K-8 Pathway in the Professional Learning section below.



Congratulations on achieving a perfect score on the 7-12 CS certification exam:

  • James Hanlon, Beaver Area SD
  • Nicholas Heil, Cocalico Area SD
  • James Overly, Brookville Area SD
  • Jason Schimmel, Allentown SD

Did you know that we offer financial assistance for the CS certification exam? See Professional Learning for details.




We love learning about what’s going on with your efforts to expand CS in your community.

Tag tweets with #CSinPA or email us at csforall@pattan.net.

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

2021 CSforAll-PA Summit

The 2021 Summit virtual environment in Schoology remains open so you can access session recordings and materials, and engage in the asynchronous discussion boards!


7-12 CS Certification and Exam Supports


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.



K-8 Pathway

Available locally through intermediate unit partners, our CSinPA K-8 Pathway is open to ALL K-8 educators across Pennsylvania. To request more information, submit this brief form.

2019-20 PASMART TARGETED GRANTS

7-12 Pathway

The Pathway concluded June 30th and educators with full participation are receiving a whopping 129 Act 48 credit hours for all their hard work over the past year. Way to go, everyone!


Information for Grant Administrators

As you begin to “close out” your grant, please be sure to review this information about the Final Expenditure Reports (FER) and other grant requirements.

RESOURCES & OPPORTUNITIES

Emergency Broadband Benefit

Households struggling to afford internet service and home computers during the pandemic may be eligible for financial assistance under this temporary, federal program. Learn more here.


Free sample of physical computing device

Phidgets are physical computing devices that use a variety of sensors to allow your code to interact with the world. The company is offering schools a free sample kit to try them out. Request a free Phidgets sample kit.



For more resources and opportunities:



Here's something we're really excited about this month: