Elementary teachers and principals: Register by June 5 for Computer Science Summer Institute

The Mississippi Department of Education and Center for Cyber Education at Mississippi State University will host the second annual Elementary Computer Science Summer Institute in June 2023 at various locations across the state. Registration deadline is June 5.

The Summer Institute is a two-day in-person training designed for elementary teachers, teacher assistants, counselors, or librarians that will be teaching computer science in the 2023-24 school year. In this training, elementary educators will review the Mississippi College-and Career-Readiness Standards for Computer Science to better understand the skills that need to be taught at each grade level. Participants will also examine cross-curricular connections between computer science and other content areas, explore ways to integrate computer science instruction, model computer science lessons, and practice coding and robotic skills. Elementary principals are also invited to attend sessions on computer science implementation. Seating is limited, so register today using the links below.

Register for the Elementary Computer Science Summer Institute:

Biloxi (Long Beach)
June 12 and June 26
USM Gulf Park Campus
Fleming Building
730 East Beach Boulevard
Long Beach, MS 39560

June 13 and June 27
Joseph Greene Hall
118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001

Jackson (Raymond)
June 14 and June 28
Raymond High School
14050 MS HWY 18
Raymond, MS 39154

June 15 and June 29
Riley Center
2200 5th St
Meridian, MS 39301

June 16 and June 30
Oxford High School
101 Charger Loop
Oxford, MS 38655

Teachers must attend BOTH dates at the selected location and complete asynchronous work between sessions (2 CEUs). Principals can attend the first day (5 SEMIs) or both days (10 SEMIs/1 OSL) at the selected location.

Please contact Melissa Banks, Director of Digital Learning and Elementary Computer Science, for more information.