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Google CS Educator PD

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What Is Google CS Educator PD?

  • Background

    We received the grant (Google CS Educator PD Grants) to provide grade 6-12 educators in rural areas in Nebraska with computer science professional development during the 2018-2019 school year. In collaboration with local educational units, we provided three computer science professional development workshops tailored to meet the local needs in three different regions (ESU 6, ESU 4/5 and Hastings regions).
    Each workshop consisted of three days of in-person training and 2-3 virtual follow-up sessions. Participants also received some coding kits to take home with them.
  • Partners

    ESU6 logo Southeast Community College logo ESU5 logo HSP logo
    We partnered with ESU 6, Southeast Community College Continuing Education, ESU 4/5, and Hastings Public Schools to cosponsor, organize and implement three CS workshops in Lincoln, Beatrice and Hastings.
  • General Focuses

    The base contents for each workshop included:
    • Hands-on, plugged & unplugged activities to develop computational thinking (e.g., problem-solving, debugging, student reflection)
    • Hands-on, plugged & unplugged activities that focus on robotics & physical computing and developing the knowledge of the interaction between computers and the physical world (e.g., micro:bit, Arduino Circuit Playground)
    • Higher-tech, STEM experiences (e.g., TinkerCAD, 3D modeling & printing, game design with Bloxels)

Lincoln Workshop

With ESU 6 & Southeast Community College Continuing Education

Beatrice Workshop

With ESU 5

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  • Schedule

    Region: ESU 4 & 5 region
    Workshop dates: Mar 25 (Mon), Mar 26 (Tue) & Apr 24 (Wed), 2019
    Location: ESU 5 (900 W Court St, Beatrice, NE)
    Virtual sessions: May 29 (Wed), Jun 26 (Wed) & Jul 31 (Wed)
    Partner: ESU 5
  • Special Emphasis

Hastings Workshop

With Hastings Public Schools

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  • Schedule

    Region: Hastings area
    Workshop dates: ###, ### & ###, 2019
    Location: Hastings Public Schools (Hastings, NE)
    Virtual sessions: May 29 (Wed), Jun 26 (Wed) & Jul 31 (Wed)
    Partner: Hastings Public Schools
  • Special Emphasis

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