2018 Summer Workshop

Workshop Objectives
  • Model practical classroom activities to teach computational thinking in algorithms, data, abstraction, programming, and internet
  • Provide training sessions in specific technologies, including beginning and advanced Scratch, Python, and HTML, CSS, and Javascript
  • Model proven good pedagogy for teaching computer science concepts so students improve their thinking and problem solving skills
  • Build a community of learners who teach computational thinking in K-12
CS Principles Teacher Preparation
Partner4CS will provide teachers the training they need to use the code.org curriculum. Each CSP participant is expected to participate in June 19-23 face-to-face PD at Newark campus, complete 2 weeks of online training. Successful completion of CSP AP PD will enable you to teach the CSP AP course in Delaware.
Integrating CS Into Your Current Curriculum
Institute participants will design and practice educational activities for introducing computational thinking in their curriculum both with and without computers. Participants will also have the choice of receiving curriculum materials and follow-up classroom support in the upcoming academic year (2017-2018). This training is for teachers in grades K-12.
Model of Teaching
  • Algorithms
  • Programming
  • CS Impact
  • Creativity
  • Data Representation and Manipulation
  • Abstraction
  • Internet
Our Successful Model of CS Pedagogy
Inquiry learning, CS Unplugged activities, directed Scratch lessons that work in a diverse classroom, Pair programming model, open-ended Scratch projects, interactive Scratch projects, board games to teach CS, Python, HTML/CSS/Javascript web projects.
Reflection and Discussion
The Computer Science Teacher’s Association (CSTA) Standards, mapping to the Common CORE standards, assessing student programming projects, recruiting for diversity in computing, making CS accessible to broad audiences

New Expanded Summer 2018 Teacher Professional Development

June 18-22, 2018

Monday-Thursday: 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM – 12:00PM
University of Delaware, Newark Campus

For K-12 Teachers who want to improve technical Computer Science skills, learn good CS pedagogy, or are planning to teach the new CS AP Course. There will be many different sessions to choose from, as well as a track for CSP AP PD.  Significantly, this workshop is not only open to current teachers of CS. During the 2018 workshop, the Partner4CS team welcomed nearly 50 teachers from a range of disciplines, including science, technology, engineering, and math. Teachers from across the state of Delaware attended, as well as international participants from Saudi Arabia.

$25 per hour of participation; free parking and meals

Full participation earns 32 Professional Development hours and $800