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Evening Professional Development

 

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Wed Feb 28,2024
Thurs Feb 29,2024(Snow Day)
5:00pm-8:00pm Informal Learning
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Thurs Mar 7,2024 5:00pm-7:00pm Virtual PD
Practical AI: How to use AI in the Classroom
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Mon Mar 18,2024 5:00pm-7:00pm K-12 Space Science: AI and Data, 9 Teachers’ Perspectives
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Thurs Mar 21,2024 5:00pm-7:00pm Social Media: The Platforms, the Myths and the Legends
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Full Day Professional Development

Date Time Register for the Event
Fri Mar 1,2024
Fri Mar 8,2024(Snow Day)
9:00am-3:00pm Dashbots
Registration Closed
Mon Mar 11,2024 9:00am-3:00pm Root Robot Device
Registration Closed
Fri Mar 15,2024 9:00am-3:00pm Makey Makey
Registration Closed

PLC Meetings

Date Time
Wed Mar 6,2024 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Wed Mar 27,2024 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Administrator and School Leadership Professional PD

Date Time
Wed Mar 6,2024 9:00am – 11:00am
Past Workshops

Year 2: HUB/STD

Date Time Event Images
Monday, May 22,2023 5:00pm- 7:00pm Interdisciplinary relationships with CS Standards More Pics
Tuesday,July 11,2023 9:00 am- 1:00pm AP CS Summer Institutes More Pics
Tuesday,July 25,2023 9:00 am- 1:00pm AP Java Summer Institute More Pics
Tuesday Sept 19,2023 5:00pm- 7:00pm Artificial Intelligence, ChatGPT and the Future of Learning More Pics
Wed Sept 27,2023 9:00am-3:00pm Microbit Full Day Workshop More Pics
Thurs Oct 5,2023 9:00am-3:00pm Arduino More Pics
Tuesday, Oct 10,2023 5:00pm- 7:00pm Unpacking the CS Standards – Algorithms & Programming More Pics
Thurs Oct 19,2023 9:00am-3:00pm K-2 Primer PD More Pics
Tues Oct 24,2023 4:30pm- 8:30pm Curriculum Hack-a-thon-Infuse CS!! More Pics
Thurs Nov 17,2023 9:00am-3:00pm Microbits More Pics
Tues Nov 28,2023 5:00pm-7:00pm Unpacking the Standards: Language and Literacy, Equity in CS More Pics
Tues Nov 29,2023 9:00am-3:00pm Grade 3-5 Primer PD More Pics
Mon Dec 04,2023 5:30pm-7:30pm Coding Buddy PD More Pics
Fri Dec 08,2023 9:00am-3:00pm Kibo More Pics
Fri Dec 14,2023 9:00am-3:00pm Makey Makey More Pics
Thurs Jan 11,2024 8:00am-4:00pm 2024 Computer Science for All: Networking Across the State More Pics
Wed Jan 24,2024 9:00am-3:00pm Grades 6-8 Primer PD More Pics
Mon Jan 29,2024 5:00pm-7:00pm Social Media: The Platforms, the Myths and the Legends More Pics
Thurs  Feb 1,2024 9:00am-3:00pm Microbits More Pics
Thurs  Feb 8,2024 9:00am-3:00pm Grades 9-12 Computer Science Primer More Pics
Mon Feb 12,2024
ThursFeb 15,2024
5:00pm-8:00pm CS High School Teachers – VIRTUAL CWAwesome PD More Pics
Fri Feb 23,2024 9:00am-3:00pm Sphero More Pics

Year 1: HUB

Date Time Event Images
Monday, Sept,19,2022 5:30pm- 7:30pm Grades K2 – Finding Computer Systems Everywhere: Introducing K-2 to Computer Science More Pics
Tuesday, Sept 20,2022 5:30pm- 7:30pm Grades 6-8: Beginner CS in Middle School More Pics
Tuesday, Oct 18,2022 5:30pm- 7:30pm Grades 3-5: Computer Science Through Computational Thinking More Pics
Monday, Nov 7,2022 5:30pm- 7:30pm Grades6-8: Algorithms and Programming More Pics
Monday, Nov 14,2022 5:30pm- 7:30pm All Grades: Performance-Based Assessment for Computer Science Standards More Pics
Monday, Nov 21,2022 5:30pm- 7:30pm Grades6-8: Grades 9-12: Data analysis and Algorithms More Pics
Tuesday, Dec 13,2022 5:30pm- 7:30pm Grades K5: CS Plugged and Unplugged More Pics
Monday, Jan 9,2023 5:30pm- 7:30pm Grades K2: Pattern Recognition and Introduction to Coding More Pics
Saturday, Jan 21,2023 9:00 am- 1:00pm Computer Science Curriculum Hackathon More Pics
Tuesday, Feb 7,2023 5:30pm- 7:30pm Grades 3-5: Understanding the WWW (Networks and Technology) More Pics
Wednesday, Feb 22,2023 5:30pm- 7:30pm Pathways to CS More Pics
Friday, Mar 3,2023 9:00 am- 3:00pm Makey Makey More Pics
Wednesday, Mar 8,2023 9:00 am- 3:00pm Sphero More Pics
Monday, Mar 13,2023 5:30pm- 7:30pm Grades 6-8: Networks and Technology More Pics
Tuesday, Mar 14,2023 9:00 am- 11:00am Morning Admins: Developing District’s Mission in Computer Science More Pics
Thursday, Mar 23,2023 9:00 am- 3:00pm Arduino More Pics
Monday, Mar 27,2023 5:30pm- 7:30pm Counselors: Supporting Inclusive CS Education More Pics
Tuesday, Mar 28,2023 9:00 am- 1:00pm Piper PD More Pics
  • Monday, Sept,19: Grades K2 – Finding Computer Systems Everywhere: Introducing K-2 to Computer Science
  • Tuesday, Sept 20: Grades 6-8: Beginner CS in Middle School
  • Tuesday, Oct 18: Grades 3-5: Computer Science Through Computational Thinking
  • Monday, Nov 7: Grades6-8: Algorithms and Programming
  • Monday, Nov 14: All Grades: Performance-Based Assessment for Computer Science Standards
  1. Assessment is key for understanding students’ abilities in any area.  In computer science, it is particularly important since abilities to learn often are predicated on earlier learned skills.
  2. In this workshop, teachers will engage with discuss and design performance-based learning opportunities and assessments to learn assessment.  Focus will be placed on formative assessments so that you can design supportive feedback loops
  • Monday, Nov 21: Grades6-8: Grades 9-12: Data analysis and Algorithms
  1. Our world is drowning in data.  One of the largest growth sectors in Computer Science is Data Science – the study of how we work with data.  This professional development experience will introduce faculty to Data Sciences and how algorithms and programming are related to it.
  2. We will discuss innovative and effective ways people are currently working with data, how algorithms impact data and how we understand the behaviors of the techniques that use data.
  3. This PD is dedicated toward teachers who teach high school students but everyone is welcome.  While computer science programming experience is not required, topics will be discussed in a way assuming you understand basic concepts of programming.
  • Tuesday, Dec 13: Grades K5: CS Plugged and Unplugged
  1. Computers, Computers everywhere – now what do we do with them?  Overwhelmingly, there is a push to get students on computers but a lot of computer science can be taught without a computer.  These “unplugged” techniques can be especially effective with younger children and engage students who do not learn typically, who may have language challenges or who may not like computers, or think computers are not for them.
  2. They can help those students engage in individual and group activities, play games and participate in activities that help their social and emotional learning – all while addressing the NJ Learning Standards!  This session, dedicated to K-5 teachers but open to everyone, will look at Computer Science activities that are “unplugged” and then connect them to the “plugged” concepts.  No programming or computer science experience is necessary.
  • Monday, Jan 9: Grades K2: Pattern Recognition and Introduction to Coding
  1. Computers, Computers everywhere – now what do we do with them?  Overwhelmingly, there is a push to get students on computers but a lot of computer science can be taught without a computer.  These “unplugged” techniques can be especially effective with younger children and engage students who do not learn typically, who may have language challenges or who may not like computers, or think computers are not for them.
  2. They can help those students engage in individual and group activities, play games and participate in activities that help their social and emotional learning – all while addressing the NJ Learning Standards!  This session, dedicated to K-5 teachers but open to everyone, will look at Computer Science activities that are “unplugged” and then connect them to the “plugged” concepts.  No programming or computer science experience is necessary.
  1. Teachers and administrators, bring your knowledge of what motivates your K-12 students to learn. Montclair State University will bring the Computer Science and Education experts. And together we will brainstorm curricula for all grades to help teachers with the new NJ Department of Education Student Learning Standards in Computer Science.
  2. We will develop new teaching modules as well as look at modules already developed and modify them to work with our New Jersey students. We will have other surprises in store for you including guest speakers and giveaways!
  • Tuesday, Feb 7: Grades 3-5: Understanding the WWW (Networks and Technology)
  1. Students, now more than ever, use the World Wide Web and the Internet to communicate, socialize, do homework, play games, and get their entertainment.  This professional development experience will review the basics of the World Wide Web and the Internet are.
  2. Next, we will demonstrate exercises and resources to help your students navigate the World Wide Web safely and effectively. All teachers are welcome but these activities will be geared towards elementary students.
  • Wednesday, Feb 22: Pathways to CS
  1. Come join us for a night of interaction with future computer scientists and those already in the industry. Stories from the University: Undergraduate students’ stories to access and enter CS studies and their career trajectory. Panelists from Howard University and Montclair State UniversityHow did I end up in this industry?  : How can computer science be applied towards a career pipeline in the industry? Panelists from NextGen Studios, Google, and others.Join administrators and teachers for dinner and discussion with the panelists and leave with the knowledge to share with your peers and students.
  • Friday, Mar 3: Makey Makey
  1. Come join us for a night of interaction with a panel of professional development providers and company representatives from Makey Makey, Sphero, Kibo, Arduino
  2.  Join administrators and teachers for dinner and discussion with the panelists, followed by break-out sessions where you will see the devices in action.  At the end of the evening, leave with knowledge to be able to make decisions about which devices you may want to acquire for your classroom or district.
  • Wednesday, Mar 8: Sphero
  1. Come join us for a night of interaction with a panel of professional development providers and company representatives from: Makey Makey, Sphero, Kibo, Arduino
  2. Join administrators and teachers for dinner and discussion with the panelists, followed by break-out sessions where you will see the devices in action.  At the end of the evening, leave with the knowledge to be able to make decisions about which devices you may want to acquire for your classroom or district.
  • Monday, Mar 13: Grades 6-8: Networks and Technology
  1. Networks and Technology is one of the more challenging standards.  Students use networks every day but know little about them.  This professional development experience will look at understanding the basics of networks: what is a network, what are the technologies that create networks, how do we maintain networks and how do computers interact on networks.  We will work on understanding TCP/IP, protocols, and packet switching.
  • Tuesday, Mar 14: Morning Admins: Developing District’s Mission in Computer Science
  1. The New Jersey Computer Science Education Standards present an opportunity for all school districts to consider their place in computer science in the region.  However, with this opportunity come the challenges of curriculum, teacher professional development and student support.
  2. MSU College of Education faculty will lead this discussion for school administrators to work on how to harness this opportunity while also marshaling district resources to create the best computing environment for their districts.  This PD will be restricted to school district leadership personnel
  • Thursday, Mar 23: Arduino
  1. Come join us for a night of interaction with a panel of professional development providers and company representatives from Makey Makey, Sphero, Kibo, Arduino
  2. Join administrators and teachers for dinner and discussion with the panelists, followed by break-out sessions where you will see the devices in action.  At the end of the evening, leave with the knowledge to be able to make decisions about which devices you may want to acquire for your classroom or district.
  • Monday, Mar 27: Counselors: Supporting Inclusive CS Education
  1. Computer Science has many student support challenges.  The field is known for having challenges in supporting diversity and giving equitable access to students from various walks of life.  In this professional development workshop, we will be discussing how to support students in their interests in computing – everything from SEL needs to needs based on various demographics like gender, race, socio-economic status, special education classification, and English learning abilities.
  2. School counselors, administrators, psychologists, case workers, child study team members and teachers who serve as these supports are welcome.
  • Tuesday, Mar 28: Piper PD
  1. This PD is an introduction to the Piper computer. What objective students should achieve after building the computers, an overview of the computer components, and best practices to facilitate learning, all while engaging in the hands-on activity of building the computers themselves and engaging in the computer’s learning programs once the build is complete

Year 1: STANDARDS

Date Time Event Images
Wednesday, Oct 26,2022 5:00pm- 6:30pm Digital Citizenship More Pics
Wednesday, Mar 8,2023 9:00 am- 3:00pm DEVICE DEMO (Kibo, Sphero, Makey Makey) More Pics
Wednesday, Mar 22,2023 5:30pm- 7:30pm Real World Problem Solving with CS More Pics
  • Wednesday, Oct 26: Digital Citizenship
  • Wednesday, Mar 8: DEVICE DEMO (Kibo, Sphero, Makey Makey)
  1. Come join us for a night of interaction with a panel of professional development providers and company representatives from Makey Makey, Sphero, Kibo, Arduino
  2. Join administrators and teachers for dinner and discussion with the panelists, followed by break-out sessions where you will see the devices in action.  At the end of the evening, leave with the knowledge to be able to make decisions about which devices you may want to acquire for your classroom or district.
  • Wednesday, Mar 22: Real World Problem Solving with CS
  1. From building trips using Google Maps to finding common friends or colleagues in LinkedIn or Facebook, and to ensuring your favorite video streaming platform delivers your binge-worthy series without any lag, graphs and search algorithms play a key role in all of these.
  2. Understanding how individuals move and interact are key to better modeling of global pandemics and allows us to better understand complex systems such as ant colonies. Here, computer science, through large-scale simulations, allows us to model complexity at scale.
  3. In this session, we will start by looking at several computer science concepts such as path planning, graph searches, and parallel computation together with examples of how we can use them in real-world scenarios and consider how such topics can be included in classroom activities
PLC Events

HUB PLC

Date Time Event Images
Wednesday, Aug 3,2022 9:00 am- 1:00pm Orientation and Computer Systems More Pics
Wednesday,Sept 7,2022 5:30pm- 7:30pm Impacts of Computing More Pics
Wednesday,Oct 12,2022 5:30pm- 7:30pm Joint with Standards PLC O More Pics
Wednesday,Jan 4,2023 5:30pm- 7:30pm Lesson planning, Working Group update More Pics
Wednesday,Feb 15,2023 5:30pm- 7:30pm Lesson planning, Working Group update More Pics
Wednesday,Mar 29,2023 5:30pm- 7:30pm Joint PLC More Pics

STANDARD PLC

Date Time Event Images
Wed, Aug 3,2022 9:00 am- 1:00pm Introduction, Unpack Standards, CT More Pics
Wednesday, Sept 14,2022 5:30pm- 7:30pm Expectations for the repository, lesson planning More Pics
Wednesday, Oct 12,2022 5:30pm- 7:30pm joint meeting with Hub/ CS Primer/ More Pics
Wed, Nov 16,2022 5:30pm- 7:30pm Assessment More Pics
Wednesday, Jan 11,2023 5:30pm- 7:30pm Working group update, lesson plan alignment More Pics
Wednesday, Feb 8,2023 5:30pm- 7:30pm  ASYNCHRONOUS CANVAS CATALOG (VIRTUAL) More Pics
Wednesday, Mar 15,2023 5:30pm- 7:30pm  Update and review documents, plan for Y2. More Pics
Wednesday,Mar 29,2023 5:30pm- 7:30pm Joint PLC More Pics

Pre-Service

Date Time Event Images
Tuesday, Jan 24,2022 5:30pm- 7:30pm Intro to CS and minigrant assistance More Pics
Thursday, Jan 26,2022 5:30pm- 7:30pm Intro to CS and minigrant assistance More Pics
Tuesday, Mar 14,2022 5:30pm- 7:30pm Computational Thinking More Pics
Wednesday, Mar 22,2022 5:30pm- 7:30pm Real World Problem Solving with CS More Pics