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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

See below for what FREE PD opportunities the Central NJ CS Education Hub has to offer, and register for a workshop today!

Two New Workshops for 2023-2024 Announced! Now Accepting Applications
Elementary (K-5) Code.org Intro, Advanced Placement CS Principles, and
Secondary (Gr. 6-12) Additional Topics in Networks and the Internet with Cybersecurity

What We Offer

Offerings
Online Class

GRADES K-5 PD

All below workshops are free for ALL NEW JERSEY TEACHERS, with eligibility for receiving a STIPEND for attending! Seats are extremely limited, so apply for a seat as soon as possible (application at the bottom of the page). Once your application is accepted, you must RSVP and lock in your seat, attend the session in full, and you will be eligible receive a stipend for your attendance and participation. You may only attend the same workshop once (i.e. You cannot attend CSF once in September 2023, and once in January 2024 to receive two stipends). One seat per participant. Become a partner district, and receive priority access to all workshops and stipend seats.

Elementary Code.org Intro Workshop

November 9, 2023, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Located in-person, at The College of New Jersey

  • Receive $300 stipend for attending session in full.

  • Led by Ms. Karen Rubinstein

This workshop is intended for K-5 teachers who have little to no experience teaching algorithms and programming (coding) or using the

K-5 Code.org curriculum which includes CS Fundamentals and CS Connections. This workshop will introduce the algorithms and programming standard, review basic programming concepts and explore unplugged and plugged activities. 

Praxis Test Reimbursement & Practice Tests

Praxis test reimbursement and pre-paid Praxis practice tests available. Inquire with the Hub at turner25@tcnj.edu to access these materials and funds.

More Exciting Workshops to Come Winter 2024!

Elementary Data and Analysis

Introduction to Code.org CS Fundamentals for Teachers New to CS

Introduction to Computer Science 

How to Start an After-School CS Program for Elementary School

Have an idea for a workshop you don't see listed above? Reach out to Paige Besthoff at besthofp@tcnj.edu with a workshop topic you'd like to see!

Teacher Assisting a Student

GRADES 6-12 PD

All below workshops are free for ALL NEW JERSEY TEACHERS, with eligibility for receiving a STIPEND for attending! Seats are extremely limited, so apply for a seat as soon as possible (application at the bottom of the page). Once your application is accepted, you must RSVP and lock in your seat, attend the session in full, and you will be eligible to receive a stipend for your attendance and participation. You may only attend the same workshop once (i.e. You cannot attend CSF once in September 2023, and once in January 2024 to receive two stipends). One seat per participant. Become a partner district, and receive priority access to all workshops and stipend seats.​

Open for Applications!

Secondary Additional Topics in Advanced Networks and the Internet with Cybersecurity

  • December 2, 2023, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

  • Located in-person, at The College of New Jersey

  • Receive $300 stipend for attending session in full.

  • Led by Mr. Jeremy Milonas

Teachers will learn about Open Source Intelligence Tools(OSINT), Social Engineering, Cryptography.  Teachers will learn how attackers find vulnerabilities and ultimately break into computers.  

Advanced Placement with Computer Science Principles (CSP)

December 6, 13, and 20, 2023, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM each meeting

  • Located virtual, via Zoom

  • 3 Part Workshop! 2 hours each meeting, 6 PD hours total.

  • Receive $300 stipend for attending the 3 sessions in full.

  • Must attend all 3 sessions to receive stipend.

  • Led by Ms. Amanda Lattimore

Review AP CSP content.

Praxis Review

Praxis test reimbursement and pre-paid Praxis practice tests available. Inquire with the Hub at turner25@tcnj.edu to learn more about how to access these materials and funds.

AP Test Reimbursement

CS AP test reimbursement committed to schools offering AP CSA or AP CSP for the first time this year.​ Inquire with the Hub at turner25@tcnj.edu to let us know that you are interested and eligible for AP Test reimbursement for your students.

More Exciting Workshops to Come Winter 2024!

Advanced Placement with Computer Science A (CSA)

Algorithms and Programming with Drones

Algorithms and Programming with Birdbrain's Hummingbird

How to Start an After-School CS Program for High School

Have an idea for a workshop you don't see listed above? Reach out to Paige Besthoff at besthofp@tcnj.edu with a workshop topic you'd like to see!

Digital Gadgets

PRAXIS REVIEW & AP TEST

All below workshops are free for ALL NEW JERSEY TEACHERS, with eligibility for receiving a STIPEND for attending! Seats are extremely limited, so apply for a seat as soon as possible. Once your application is accepted, you must RSVP and lock in your seat, attend the session in full, and you will be eligible receive a stipend for your attendance and participation. You may only attend the same workshop once (i.e. You cannot attend CSF once in September 2023, and once in January 2024 to receive two stipends). One seat per participant. Become a partner district, and receive priority access to all workshops and stipend seats.

Advanced Placement with Computer Science Principles (CSP)

December 6, 13, and 20, 2023, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM each meeting

  • Located virtual, via Zoom

  • 3 Part Workshop! 2 hours each meeting, 6 PD hours total.

  • Receive $300 stipend for attending the 3 sessions in full.

  • Must attend all 3 sessions to receive stipend.

  • Led by Ms. Amanda Lattimore

Review AP CSP content.

Advanced Placement Test Reimbursement

CS AP test reimbursement committed to schools offering AP CSA or AP CSP for the first time this year.​ Inquire with the Hub at turner25@tcnj.edu to let us know that you are interested and eligible for AP Test reimbursement for your students.

Pupils during break

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

After School Elementary School (Gr. K-5) CS Program 5-Teacher Cohort:

  • The Hub is creating a pilot CS after-school program for elementary school teachers to implement at their elementary schools. This Grades K-5 program will be aligned to the NJSLS-CS and professional development sessions will be offered for free to prepare Hub partners and non-partners to learn the best practices to create a CS after school program at an elementary school. 

After School High School (Gr. 9-12) CS Program 5-Teacher Cohort:

  • The Hub is creating a pilot CS after-school program for high school teachers to implement at their high schools. This Grades 9-12 program will be aligned to the NJSLS-CS and professional development sessions will be offered for free to prepare Hub partners and non-partners to learn the best practices to create a CS after school program at a high school. 

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