In this series of trainings of the Computer Science Teacher Institute, elementary educators will deconstruct 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 and practice coding skills.
Elementary teachers, assistant teachers, counselors, and librarians are encouraged to register by Jan. 24.
Trainings will be held on the following dates:
- Session 1 – Webinar: Exploring the Standards
Jan. 31, 3:30 – 5 p.m., plus some asynchronous work to be completed before the next session
- Session 2 – Webinar: Introducing Coding Skills with Code.org
Feb. 16, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., plus completion of Code.org course work before the next session
- Session 3 – In-person: Coding with Robots and Making Content Area Connections
Week of Feb. 27 (exact locations and dates TBD based on location of registrants), 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
- Session 4 – Webinar: Creating Computer Science Champions
April 25; 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
It is recommended that participants attend ALL sessions. Participants that attend all webinars and the in-person session are eligible to receive 1.1 CEUs.
Please contact Melissa Banks, Director of Digital Learning and Elementary Computer Science, for more information.