CSinPA | January 2021

Goodbye, 2020. Hello, 2021!

We're more enthusiastic than ever about CSinPA, motivated by these highlights from 2020:

We celebrated the end of our 2018-19 PAsmart Targeted Grant cohorts and welcomed educators into our 2019-20 cohorts.

Inspired by the discussion and collaboration of the 300+ in attendance at our virtual CSforAll-PA Summit in June, we restructured the CSforAll-PA Schoology course to support the community year-round.

We added several opportunities for professional learning and technical assistance:

  • 7-12 CS Praxis Prep pathway

  • K-8 Virtual pathway + Train the Trainer program

  • SCRIPT statewide workshop and Train the Trainer program

  • Monthly CSforAll-PA meet-ups

  • Monthly drop-In office hours for K-8 and 7-12 CS educators

We created new resources and communication structures:

We sought new ways to engage families in CS learning:

  • Family Night: Coding, a one-hour special produced in collaboration with Pennsylvania PBS, airing on all PA PBS stations and available online
  • National Family Code Nights, live, virtual events hosted by CS is Elementary

A few things we're looking forward to sharing in 2021:

  • CSinPA Build|Fly|Code professional learning program
  • PaTTAN Ed-SLAM (Showcase of Learning, Adapting, and Modeling) one-day symposium
  • CS Family Toolkit
  • CS Equity Guide for Administrators

CSinPA in January

Professional Learning

CSforAllPA Monthly Meet-Up

Jan. 20, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Equity in Computer Science

Register here.

Monthly Drop-in Office Hours

Jan. 26, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Drop by our Zoom rooms to chat with us about CS education. No registration needed.
K-8: Click here to join via Zoom

7-12: Click here to join via Zoom

7-12 Praxis Prep Pathway

Additional seats opening this month. Learn more here.

2019-20 PAsmart Targeted Grant Pathways

K-8 Pathway

Day 6 underway now. The pathway will conclude on February 26.

7-12 Pathway

The cohort will meet on January 25 for a full-day workshop. Instead of the January 26 workshop, we will have 3 two-hour sessions March-May with multiple time slots in addition to the asynchronous activities.