CSinPA | April 2021

CELEBRATIONS & SHOUT-OUTS

Shout-out to our CSinPA Build | Fly | Code educators!

Recently, our CSinPA Build|Fly|Code ambassadors welcomed their colleagues into the program. These educators are off to a great start with designing CS lessons using drones:


  • Cranberry SD: Mr. Clark, Mr. Bedee, Mr. O'Brien
  • Hatboro-Horsham SD: Ms. Miller, Ms. Fasy, Ms. Liney
  • Intermediate Unit 1: Mr. Weightman, Ms. Camps, Mr. Kopp, Mr. McKee
  • Johnsonburg Area SD: Ms. Raubenstrach, Ms. Carnovale, Mr. Carnovale, Ms. Murphy
  • Keystone Central SD: Ms. Serafini, Mr. Franco, Mr. Herron, Mr. Nines
  • Manchester Academic Charter School: Ms. Figueroa, Ms. Butler, Mr. Good
  • Oswayo Valley SD: Ms. Cook, Ms. Antonioli
  • South Williamsport SD: Mr. Kremer
  • Union City SD: Ms. Flaherty
  • Wallenpaupack Area SD: Ms. Schmidt, Ms. Cunningham, Ms. Kilduf, Mr. Tillger, Ms. Seagraves


We love learning about what’s going on with your efforts to expand CS in your community. Share with a tweet with #CSinPA or email us at csforall@pattan.net.

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

April 21, 3:00 - 4:00 pm: CSforAll Meet-Up - Unplugging CS for School Library Month

We'll explore CS readings and unplugged resources in the CSinPA toolkits and discuss ways to use them to engage students. Register on the PaTTAN website.


April 27, 3:00 - 5:00 pm: Monthly Drop-in Office Hours

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 educators: Share your CS certification & exam plans

If you haven't yet, please tell us your plans for the certification and exam with this Google Form. The form allows for multiple submissions allowing you to update your status with the exam (before/after you register, and after you take the exam).


K-8 educators: Discover the K-8 virtual pathway

Based on the PAsmart K-8 Pathway, our CSinPA K-8 Virtual Pathway is open to ALL K-8 educators across Pennsylvania. To request more information, fill out this brief form.

2019-20 PASMART TARGETED GRANTS

7-12 Pathway

Participants are transitioning from Module 3 to Module 4 of the equity and pedagogy course this month and will meet in PLCs on April 14th.


eGrants Budget Revisions

Grant administrators: The window for Budget Revisions will close on Friday, April 2, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. Click here for more information.

RESOURCES & OPPORTUNITIES

Discover your measurable type.

Created for the 7-12 PAsmart Pathway, this brief exercise reveals how companies like Google and Yahoo use artificial intelligence to craft profiles about you based on your online habits. Click here for the activity instructions.



Join us for Remake Learning Days Across America (RLDAA)!

CSinPA is hosting several statewide, virtual opportunities for educators, students, and families during RLDAA next month. Learn more and register at the RLDAA website.



For more resources and opportunities:


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

2021 CSforALL-PA Summit

The fourth annual CSforALL-PA Summit will take place virtually June 21 - 25.

The theme for 2021, CS Celebrations, honors how educators across the Commonwealth created, adapted, and expanded CS learning opportunities throughout a year of change. Registration opens on the PaTTAN website very soon.


APPLY TO PRESENT

Proposals for live or asynchronous sessions are being accepted now.