Opportunities for Teachers & Admin

Free Summer PD in Exploring Computer Science- with a stipend!
Looking for some free PD to introduce computer science into your class, school, or district? 

MMSA is recruiting for free summer PD (in fact, they pay you to attend!) to train teachers to implement the Exploring Computer Science curriculum. This is a survey course that focuses on computer science principles, inquiry, and equity. It provides an entry point to the broad field of computer science for students in grades 7-11. The course includes an introduction to programming, but covers so much more.

​You get​-
  • A free, week-long summer institute in Maine with overnight room, breakfast and lunch provided, plus four additional training sessions during the school year (usually on Saturdays​)
  • Access to five Maine-based video lessons that complement the ECS units, and emphasize computer science applications in Maine businesses and organizations
  • A copy of the ECS curriculum
  • Support from a growing network of ME teachers of computer science
  • A $300 stipend ($200 for the summer, $25 per Saturday session)
This year’s summer professional development institute will take place the week of August 7 through 11, 2017 and will most likely be at the UMA campus in Augusta.
We have ECS teachers from Madawaska to York and Rumford to Lubec! Join Cohort 3 and become part the network of almost 50 trained teachers from our first two cohorts. This is the last opportunity for stipend professional development in this NSF developed curriculum!! Applications are due by February 10, 2017.
Additional information and the application are available at https://mmsa.formstack.com/forms/exploring_computer_science_application

Please contact Tom Keller (tkeller@mmsa.org) with any questions. 

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Invite a UMF Career Counselor to deliver a presentation to your class!
The UMF Career Services staff is eager to speak with students in your class(es). Past experience presenting workshops has shown us that the best student response occurs when workshops take place during a regularly scheduled class. We can come to your classroom or you can bring your class to Career Services in Franklin Hall. We can deliver a presentation that fills a whole class period or for any amount of time that works for you. Here are some topics that we are prepared to deliver, but you can always request a unique career-related topic and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Suggested Topics for Class Presentations:
Career Exploration
Job Search
Graduate School
Incorporate Career Services activities with your course syllabi!

To talk about options for your class(es) contact Stephen Davis (778-7232 or stephen.davis@maine.edu). 

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