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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!

What We Offer

Offerings
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GRADES K-5 PD

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.

Winter Sessions (all sessions below are virtual)

Computer Science Fundamentals Deep Dive

  • February 15, 2023, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM; February 22, 2023, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM; March 1, 2023, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Located virtually via Zoom

  • Led by Ms. Paige Besthoff

Computer Science Fundamentals Intro

  • January 23, 2023, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM; January 30, 2023, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM; February 6, 2023, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Located virtually via Zoom

  • Led by Ms. Paige Besthoff

Praxis Review Office Hours

    • See Office Hours page for dates and times

      • Led by Mr. Ben Isecke.​

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

      • No RSVP required - Pop in to the Office Hours Zoom at any time!

      • Stipends available for attending office hours ($75 for attending three hours, $150 for attending six hours, etc.). There are a limited number of stipends available, so please inquire with Rebecca Turner (turner25@tcnj.edu) to receive a stipend request form for you to fill out. All forms must be submitted to Rebecca by February 10, 2023. 

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.

Hands on with Computer Science through Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones)!

In this workshop, teachers will learn how to use one of the newest instructional resources for teaching robotics through UAS, the CoDrone EDU by RoboLink! With this resource, students may be engaged through real-world challenges and activities as they learn the fundamentals of programming autonomous drones to complete challenges and activities that integrate technology, physics, and problem solving skills. Takeaways from this workshop include an overview and training of the resource and programming platform, as well as challenges and instructional strategies to utilize in your classroom. 

  • February 25, 2023, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (3 hours, half-day workshop)

  • $75 stipend for attendance and 3 hours of Professional Development

  • Located at The College of New Jersey

  • Led by Mr. Jason Erdreich

Praxis Review Office Hours

  • See Office Hours page for dates and times

    • Led by Mr. Ben Isecke.​

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

    • No RSVP required - Pop in to the Office Hours Zoom at any time!

    • Stipends available for attending office hours ($75 for attending three hours, $150 for attending six hours, etc.). There are a limited number of stipends available, so please inquire with Rebecca Turner (turner25@tcnj.edu) to receive a stipend request form for you to fill out. Stipends are limited and based on availabilityAll forms must be submitted to Rebecca by February 10, 2023. 

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.

Pupils during break

ADVANCED PLACEMENT PD &
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

All below workshops are free for ALL NEW JERSEY TEACHERS! 

Advanced Placement:

  • Advanced CS Advanced Placement with CSA

    • January 30, February 6, and February 13​; 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. CS AP test reimbursement committed to schools offering AP CSA or AP CSP for the first time this year.​

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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