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Check out this event for MS and HS TEACHERS! This summer, we are pleased to announce a 3-day session (June 29-July 1) by CMU CS Academy (Carnegie Mellon University) . Read on to learn more...
Hello CMU CS Academy Educators!

We will be hosting a professional development session this summer in Newton, MA at WPS!

The details are outlined HERE. Feel free to share this email out with your network.

This is a 3-day session (June 29-July 1) by CMU CS Academy (Carnegie Mellon University) which will focus on CS1, our free, online curriculum providing fundamental skills in programming (in Python) for high school classrooms.

This is an excellent opportunity for middle and high school teachers to collaborate with peers from across Boston and with a leading institution in this field. There is no cost to schools or teachers, but enrollment will be limited. WPS and CMU CS Academy will provide all materials and meals. Below is a summary of the programs and attached is additional information for your principals or teachers.

School administrators wishing to nominate any teacher(s) should make an email introduction or forward Juan (cc'd) their teachers' names and email addresses. He asks that you speak with your teacher(s) prior to nominating them.

If you are an educator that would like to register, please complete this<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdxBTSW51TP5CV3Vic5dsncR6MOl_xOEJYgmaD7V3upVatS8Q/viewform> form to sign up.

CMU CS Academy CS1 Professional Development

  *   Dates: Monday, June 29 - Wednesday, July 1, 2020
  *   Cost: There is no cost to teachers or schools. WPS will provide meals and snacks. There is also housing available on campus for those that need it.
  *   Participants: CMU CS Academy is ideal for Computer Science teachers with limited/no experience with Python or Computer Science and schools that want to adopt CMU CS Academy's free computer science courses.
  *   Description: This 3-day training provides an overview to CS1, CS Academy's introductory course to basic programming for 9th graders. CS1 focuses on text-based coding in the Python language. Beyond learning programming, high school students develop problem-solving skills and an understanding of the thinking methods used by programmers. Participants will get an overview of computer science and programming, be exposed to best practices for computer science instruction, and hear about CS Academy's year-round online support for teachers.
  *   Notes: Teachers are asked to participate in the full length of the program.
  *   Sample Daily Schedule:
     *   Unit Lecture and Work Session: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
     *   Lunch and Q&A: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
     *   CS and the Classroom: 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  *   For More Information: See the attached PDF and go to https://academy.cs.cmu.edu/splash

For more information on this training or questions about WPS please contact  Juan G. Fernandez <juan.fernandez.abc@gmail.com<mailto:juan.fernandez.abc@gmail.com>>(cc'd).



Erin Cawley
Program Manager| CS Academy <http://academy.cs.cmu.edu/about>
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue<https://maps.google.com/?q=5000+Forbes+Avenue&entry=gmail&source=g> | Gates 7103| Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412.282.3857 | ecawley@andrew.cmu.edu<mailto:ecawley@andrew.cmu.edu>
234 Herrick Road
Newton, MA


Juan Fernandez