Valparaiso Scratch Day, May 9th

Valpo Scratch Day 2015 will be hosted at Benjamin Franklin Middle School in Valparaiso from 8:00 am to 12 noon on Saturday, May 9th. This fun computational thinking event will include workshops, activities, and speakers from Valparaiso University, Purdue University, and Valpo Schools.

Scratch Day is a worldwide network of events where people come together to meet, share, and learn about Scratch programming language and computational thinking activities and tools. To find details about this event including registration visit: http://scratchvcs.weebly.com.

Earn a CS Education Certificate from St. Scholastica

St. Scholastica is offering a 12-credit professional program designed for current educators to earn certification in teaching computer science. The program is offered as a 100% online program and can help current or future CS teachers to prepare to teach a K-12 computer science offering.

For more information, please visit: http://www.css.edu/graduate/masters-doctoral-and-professional-programs/areas-of-study/master-of-education-(med)/certificate-in-computer-science-education.html 

Microsoft Research Provides CS Toolkit

Microsoft Research has developed a series of tools that address the CS Principles curriculum in an engaging way for students from diverse backgrounds. These tools include videos, quizzes, and interactive apps that take advantage of the “Office Mix” technology package.

Young women are encouraged to explore these lessons and take their first steps towards becoming future leaders in computer science. The lessons provide a fun and safe environment for girls to experience computing and gain the knowledge, encouragement, and support to help them become producers of future innovations in technology to solve global challenges.

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