Free STEM instruction workshops for New York teachers @code.org @NYCSchools
We’ve been working with Code.org for a while and love their CS Discoveries course. In order to support teachers in this course’s administration, they’ve announced free workshops for NY teachers that apply and are accepted into their program. More info below!
Designed to support middle and high school teachers before and during their first year teaching Computer Science DiscoveriesorComputer Science Principles, the Code.org Professional Learning Program begins with a five-day, in-person summer workshop followed by four additional sessions throughout the year. Best of all? No previous experience teaching computer science is needed.
The scholarship or program fee covers the full year-long program including your teaching materials, workshop supplies, 9 days of professional development, and your meals during workshops. The curriculum, online learning platform, and year-round support are available to your school at no charge
Need support from your administrator? Share this flyerwith your principal or administrators on how your school can offer computer science next year and support your professional learning.
*The application will remain open after the priority deadline passes.
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.