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CAITE will identify best practices and disseminate, deploy, extend and institutionalize these best practices statewide and nationally.

For Educators

Teacher Professional Development in Computing

CAITE sponsors professional development in computer science for K12 teachers and other educators. Workshops and classes from a variety of professional development providers are also gathered and promoted through the CAITE network. *Workshops sponsored by CAITE/ECEP.

 

Academic Year 2015-2016

Please check back for updates. If you have information about computer science professional development in Massachusetts you'd like listed, contact caite@cs.umass.edu


online
Creating IT Futures: Free, on-demand webinar to help teachers diversify CS classes
Free
Registerhere
For more information: http://www.creatingitfutures.org/researching-solutions/it-futures-labs/stem-initiatives
Sponsored by: IT Future Labs, an initiative of the Creating IT Futures Foundation

 

online (thruough Dec. 20)
Google for Education: Computational Thinking for Educators Course
Free
Registerhere
For more information: https://computationalthinkingcourse.withgoogle.com/preview
Sponsored by: Google for Education

 

online (begins Oct. 19)
edX App Inventor Mobile Computing with App Inventor-CS Principles MOOC
Free ($50 for verified certificate)
Registerhere
For more information: https://www.edx.org/course/mobile-computing-app-inventor-cs-trinityx-t002x
Sponsored by: edX

 

Sept. 11-13

UMass Hotel and Conference Center, Amherst
NERD Summit
Registration fee: $50 (free tickets available)
To register: https://nerdsummit.org/2015
For more information: https://nerdsummit.org/
Sponsored by: New England Regional Developers, Inc.


Sept. 16 (and every other Wednesday for rest of the year)
8:00 p.m.

online at #CSK8
CSTA #CSK8 Twitter Chat: Back to School with new lessons and tools
For more information: https://twitter.com/hashtag/csk8
Sponsored by: CSTA Computer Science Teachers Association

 

Sept. 22-Dec. 15
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

MGHPCC, Holyoke
Introduction to Computer Science
Registration fee: free
To register: http://holyokecodes.org/events/introduction-computer-science-2015-09-22-2/
Sponsored by: Holyoke Codes

 

Oct. 7
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EST

online
Webinar-Block Party: Meet some of the creative minds behind Blockly
Free
To attend:http://air.adobeconnect.com/block2
Sponsored by: C10K Community

 

Oct. 14 (and every other Wednesday for rest of the year)
8:00 p.m.

online at #CSK8
CSTA #CSK8 Twitter Chat: Assessing Computer Science in K-8
For more information: https://twitter.com/hashtag/csk8
Sponsored by: CSTA Computer Science Teachers Association

 

Oct. 17
all day

Groton-Dunstable Regional High School, Groton
Groton Google Cloud Camp
Registration fee: $179
To register:http://groton.appsevents.com/registration
For more information:http://groton.appsevents.com/grotoncloudcamp and email guen@appsevents.com
Sponsored by: Groton-Dunstable Regional School District

 

Oct. 19 (with follow-up 3-day MIT course March 24-26, 2016)

online coursework and on-campus program at MIT
MIT Master Trainers Program in Educational Computing and App Inventor Developer-Led Course for Educators
Program fee: $3,000 (save 15% using discount code MMT15; non-refundable application fee: $75)
Application deadline: Dec. 14, 2015
For more information and to apply: http://web.mit.edu/professional/short-programs/courses/mobile_computing_master_trainers.html
Sponsored by: MIT Professional Education

 

Oct. 21
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Worcester
Massachusetts Project Lead the Way STEM Conference
Registration fee: Free
To register:http://www.wpi.edu/academics/stem/pltw-2014.html
For more information: http://www.wpi.edu/academics/stem/guidance.html
Sponsored by: WPI Stem Education Center and Project Lead the Way

 

Oct. 21-22
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (registration starts at 7 a.m.)

Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
2015 MassCUE/M.A.S.S. Annual Technology Conference (includes workshops: Middle School Project-Based Computing, Digital Storytelling with Alice Programming, Reimagining Computing Education in MA, and more!)
Registration fee: $165 for one day or $250 for two days ($205 and $290 for nonmembers) if you register before or on Oct. 18.
To register:http://bit.ly/1QLHVPm
For more information:http://bit.ly/1JeKwLw
Sponsored by: Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.)

 

Oct. 23
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

UMass Amherst
Exploring Computer Science Info Session
Registration fee: free
To register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/18995266353
For more information:http://www.eventbrite.com/o/50438616 and email rfall@cs.umass.edu
Sponsored by: MECSP


Oct. 31
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (registration starts at 8 a.m.)

UMass Lowell
Roboticcs + iSENSE Workshop
Registration fee: free
To register: http://robots-and-isense.eventbrite.com
For more information: http://compsci-k12.wiki.uml.edu/ and email robots@cs.uml.edu
Sponsored by: UMass Lowell iSENSE project

 

Nov. 6
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

MGHPCC, Holyoke
Exploring Computer Science Info Session
Registration fee: free
To register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/18997808958
For more information:http://www.eventbrite.com/o/50438616 and email rfall@cs.umass.edu
Sponsored by: MECSP

 

Nov. 9
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

MGHPCC, Holyoke
Exploring Computer Science Info Session
Registration fee: free
To register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/18997807955
For more information: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/50438616 and email rfall@cs.umass.edu
Sponsored by: MECSP

 

Nov. 17
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

UMass Amherst
Exploring Computer Science Info Session
Registration fee: free
To register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/18995267356
For more information: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/50438616 and email rfall@cs.umass.edu
Sponsored by: MECSP

 

January 9
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Kennedy-Longfellow School, Cambridge
Scratch Educator's Meetup
Registration fee: n/a
To register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/18918822708
For more information:http://www.eventbrite.com/e/18918822708
Sponsored by: ScratchEd Team

 

February 4
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Grandview Farm Conference Center, Burlington, MA
Cambridge College's 2nd Annual MA Science Colloquium: UNPACKING THE NEW MASSACHUSETTS SCIENCE STANDARDS FOR ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS
Registration fee: n/a
For more information and to register: email robyn.carroll@cambridgecollege.edu to RSVP (limit 2/district)
Sponsored by: Cambridge College

 

February 12
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Increasing Diversity in STEM
Registration fee: n/a
To register: coming soon
For more information: http://www.wpi.edu/academics/stem/pd-diversity-stem.htm
Sponsored by: WPI STEM Education Center

 

March 5
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Kennedy-Longfellow School, Cambridge
Scratch Educator's Meetup
Registration fee: n/a
To register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/18918823711
For more information:http://www.eventbrite.com/e/18918823711
Sponsored by: ScratchEd Team

 

March 17
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Framingham State University
Boston STEM Innovators-in-Training Experience
Registration fee: n/a
To register: http://www.ten80education.com/forms/exporeg/
For more information:http://www.ten80education.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Ten80_STEM-Experience_Flyer_2016_BOSTON.pdf
Sponsored by: Ten80Education

 

April 2
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Kennedy-Longfellow School, Cambridge
Scratch Educator's Meetup
Registration fee: n/a
To register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/18918824714
For more information:http://www.eventbrite.com/e/18918824714
Sponsored by: ScratchEd Team

 

May 7
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Kennedy-Longfellow School, Cambridge
Scratch Educator's Meetup
Registration fee: n/a
To register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/18918825717
For more information:http://www.eventbrite.com/e/18918825717
Sponsored by: ScratchEd Team

 

June 28-29

UMass Amherst
Patterns Around Us Summer Institute
Registration fee: n/a ($250 summer stipend +$75 Saturday recall, PDPs)
For more information and to apply:http://www.umassk12.net/patterns/
Sponsored by: UMass STEM Ed