PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

What We Offer

 
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. Once your application is accepted, you must RSVP and lock in your seat, attend the full session, and you can receive a $150 stipend for your attendance and participation. Become a partner district, and receive priority access to all workshops and stipend seats. You may only attend the same workshop once (i.e. You cannot attend Computing Systems once in Summer 2022, and once in Fall 2022 to receive two stipends). One seat per participant.

Current Elementary Offerings:

NJ Elementary Essentials:

A series of Elementary, K-5 NJ Essentials Workshops, with sessions directly aligned to the NJSLS-CS. 

  • VIRTUAL Elementary Networks and the Internet - OCTOBER 13, OCTOBER 20, AND OCTOBER 27, 5:00 - 7:00 each day.

   - Led by Amy Mercado

  • VIRTUAL Elementary Computing Systems - OCTOBER 15

   - Led by Paige Besthoff

   - Full-Day Workshop, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

  • VIRTUAL Elementary Data & Analysis -
    OCTOBER 25 & NOVEMBER 1, 4:30-7:30 each day

   - Led by Claudette Guy

Code.org:

VIRTUAL Computer Science Fundamentals Intro and Deep Dive 

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 all CSF sessions (i.e. To receive the stipend for the September CSF workshop, you must attend both September 22 & 29), and you can receive a $150 stipend for your attendance and participation. You may only attend the same workshop once (i.e. You cannot attend CSF once in September 2022, and once in January 2023 to receive two stipends). One seat per participant.

Fall Sessions (all sessions below are virtual)​

CSF DEEP DIVE: October 17, 4:30-7:30 and October 24, 4:30-7:30

CSF INTRO: October 19, 4:30-6:30, October 26, 4:30-6:30, November 2, 4:30-6:30

CSF DEEP DIVE: November 10, 8:30-3:30

 

Winter Sessions (all sessions below are virtual)

CSF INTRO: January 23, 4:30-6:30, January 30, 4:30-6:30, February 6, 4:30-6:30

CSF DEEP DIVE: February 15, 4:30-6:30, February 22, 4:30-6:30, March 1, 4:30-6:30

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. Once your application is accepted, you must RSVP and lock in your seat, attend the 1-day session, and you can receive a $150 stipend for your attendance and participation. Become a partner district, and receive priority access to all workshops and stipend seats.

Current Grades 6-12 Offerings:

NJ Secondary Essentials:

A series of Secondary, 6-12 NJ Essentials Workshops, with sessions directly aligned to the NJSLS-CS. Some sessions in-person, some virtual See below for details.

  • Introduction to Algorithms & Programming with Robotics, Apps, Games, and more!

    • October 22, 2022; 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM​

    • Includes Birdbrain Classroom Flock for all participants - FREE

    • Located in person at The College of New Jersey. 

    • Led by Mr. Jason Erdreich

  • Advanced Algorithms & Programming with Game Design in Javascript

    • October 25, 4:30-6:30, November 1, 4:30-6:30, and November 15, 4:30-6:30 (6 hours total)

    • Must attend all 3 sessions to receive stipend.

    • Located VIRTUAL, via Zoom.

    • Led by Mr. Jason Erdreich

  • Introduction to Data & Analysis with Visualizations

    • November 10, 2022; 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM​

    • Includes Arduino kits for all participants - FREE

    • Located in person at The College of New Jersey

    • Led by Professor John Kuiphoff

Advanced Placement:

  • Introduction to CS Advanced Placement with CS Principles

    • November 30, December 7, and December 14​; 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM each session

    • Led by Amanda R. Lattimore

    • Virtual, Free, Stipend to attend all 3 sessions

    • Reimbursement for the CS AP test for a limited number of your students (inquire with Hub for details)

    • Must attend all 3 sessions to receive stipend and access to CS AP test reimbursement.

More Workshops Coming Soon:

  • Advanced Data & Analysis with Python

    • Date TBA​

  • Introduction to Networks and the Internet with Raspberry Pi

    • Date TBA​

  • Advanced Networks and the Internet with Cybersecurity

    • Date TBA​​​

  • Praxis Review Sessions

Code.org:

- Computer Science Discoveries Cohort, Grades 6-10

(Virtual - Early 2023 - Inquire with Henry Harms at harms@tcnj.edu if you are interested in joining this cohort!)

Digital Gadgets

CS for All SCRIPT

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 with your CSforALl SCRIPT team, attend the session with your team, and you and your team can receive a stipend for your attendance and participation. Become a partner district, and receive priority access to all workshops and stipend seats.

The Strategic CSforALL Resource and Implementation Planning Tool (“SCRIPT”) is a framework used to guide the creation of customized implementation plans to meet the goals and needs of school districts that are seeking to create computer science education (“CSed”) plans, guided by CSforALL values of rigor, inclusion, and sustainability. The SCRIPT engages school districts in goal-setting across five thematic areas: (1) Materials and Curriculum, (2) Leadership, (3) Teacher Capacity and Development, (4) Partners, and (5) Community. A sixth thematic area, Technology Infrastructure, is in development.

Statewide SCRIPT training took place August 2022. If you are still interested in receiving SCRIPT training with a team from your school district, it is not too late! Reach out to Rebecca Turner at turner25@tcnj.edu for more details.

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ADVANCED PLACEMENT PD &
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

All below workshops are free for ALL NEW JERSEY TEACHERS! 

Advanced Placement:

  • Introduction to CS Advanced Placement with CS Principles

    • November 30, December 7, and December 14​; 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM each session

    • Led by Amanda R. Lattimore

    • Virtual, Free, Stipend to attend all 3 sessions

    • Reimbursement for the CS AP test for a limited number of your students (inquire with Hub for details)

    • Must attend all 3 sessions to receive stipend and access to CS AP test reimbursement.

  • Advanced CS Advanced Placement with CSA

    • Dates TBA: Winter 2022-2023​

If you are a partner district with the Central New Jersey CS Education Hub, you are qualified to receive first access to waived AP test fees for your students. Reach out to Rebecca Turner at turner25@tcnj.edu for more information and to receive this offer for your students.

After School Programs:

The Hub is creating a pilot CS after-school program for middle school teachers to implement at their middle schools. This Grades 6-8 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 middle school. 

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