Educate Maine and the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance are excited to announce that applications for Code.org’s Professional Learning Program for CS Principles and CS Discoveries are now open. If you have an interest in teaching either of these courses in 2018-19, please apply today! Code.org’s Professional Learning Program is an intensive, year-long professional learning… [Read More]
Have you heard the buzz about all of the computer science professional development this Summer? You will not want to miss out on these opportunities to integrate computer science, coding, and more into your curriculum or afterschool program next year!
The research in our National Science Foundation funded project, Building Capacity for Computer Science Teaching in a Rural State, centers on the development of five lessons meant to supplement the Exploring Computer Science (ECS) curriculum
ECS is a curriculum and professional development system to teach computer science to students who have had Algebra 1. It was developed through a National Science Foundation grant particularly to increase participation of girls and minority populations in Los Angeles. Equity is a major focus of this curriculum.
MMSA’s Exploring Computer Science (ECS) project launched into its second year with 21 teachers participating in an exciting and fun summer institute on the Bangor campus of the University of Maine at Augusta. This second cohort of the NSF-funded ECS project will continue to expand access to quality computer science instruction for Maine students. Two… [Read More]
The first cohort of Maine teachers implementing the Exploring Computer Science curriculum in their classrooms as part of a 3-year National Science Foundation grant met again on Saturday, November 7, to continue working with the MMSA team on this exciting project. “Building Capacity for Computer Science Teaching in a Rural State” is both the title… [Read More]