Computer Science and Computing Professional Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Office of Computer Science is pleased to announce the 2022 Summer Professional Development Schedule.

The Arkansas Computer Science Specialists http://bit.ly/CSforARSpecialists will deliver the following professional development offerings online:

A list of scheduled offerings with registration information isavailable at: https://csforar.info/PD

 

 

K-4 Introduction to Computer Science

Target Audience: All K-4 Educators   Length of PD: 2 days (12 hours)   

Facilitator: Computer Science Specialists

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

A Zoom-capable Laptop or Chromebook is required for this PD session   

Description: Are you new to computer science and/or looking for embedded activities? Join us for this entry level two-day training that focuses on the integration of computer science into the K-4 classroom. Actively participate in the exploration of coding tools, unplugged activities, and online coding resources to make connections between STEM, Literacy, and Computer Science. Join other teachers, leaders, and curriculum coordinators to engage in meaningful learning activities. Leave with resources including lesson ideas, projects, and a better understanding of how you can be an influential part of the Computer Science Initiative. Note: To further develop your CS concept knowledge join the Deep Dive Into the K-4 Computer Science Concepts Professional Development.

 

 

K-4 Deeper Dive Into Computer Science

Target Audience: All K-4 Educators   Length of PD: 2 day (12 hours)

Facilitator: Computer Science Specialists

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

A Zoom-capable Laptop or Chromebook is required for this PD session   

Description: Are you ready to further develop your coding skills? This two-day training puts participants on the path to better understand the K-4 Computer Science Coding Concepts. Come join us and actively participate in gaining a deeper understanding of various computer science concepts through the use of introductory-level, block-based coding.  The participant will gain a more concrete understanding of computer science in general and strengthen the participant’s ability to integrate those computer science concepts into the classroom.

Note: Participants are expected to have entry level CS knowledge such as that presented in the K-4 Introduction to Computer Science.

 

 

5-8 Introduction to Computer Science 

Target Audience: All 5-8 Educators   Length of PD: 2 days (12 hours)

Facilitator: Computer Science Specialists

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

A Zoom-capable Laptop or Chromebook is required for this PD session  

Description: This entry-level two-day training focuses on the integration of computer science into the 5-8 classroom. Explore coding tools, unplugged activities, and online coding resources to make connections between STEM, Literacy, Music, and Computer Science. Join other teachers, leaders, and curriculum coordinators to engage in meaningful learning activities. Leave with resources including lesson ideas, projects, and a better connection with other CS teachers throughout the state. Are you a superstar? Need even more? Join us for a code-heavy round 2 with our 5-8 Deeper Dive. We also encourage you to consider joining the Coding Block: Learn to Code PD, where we will focus solely on text-based coding. 

 

 

5-8 Deeper Dive into Computer Science 

Target Audience: All 5-8 Educators   Length of PD: 2 days (12 hours)

Facilitator: Computer Science Specialists

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

A Zoom-capable Laptop or Chromebook is required for this PD session  

Description: It’s time to level-up your coding skills! The 5-8 Deeper Dive training will provide activities and resources that will focus on both block-based and text-based coding, while also providing cybersecurity training to meet the new CS Standards. Participants will utilize code to create various music, art, math, science, PE, and geography projects. We will explore coding for Micro:bits (using an online simulator), Turtlestitch, and Scratch to create advanced projects. Though not mandatory, we recommend participants have taken the 5-8 Introduction before the session starts. Are you looking for more text-based coding? Consider joining the Coding Block: Learn to Code PD as well.

 

 

Coding Block: Learn to Code

Target Audience: Any 7th or 8th-grade educator interested in teaching the coding block 

Length of PD: 2 days (12 hours)    

Facilitator: Computer Science Specialists

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

A Zoom-capable Laptop or Chromebook is required for this PD session

Description: Do you need to learn the concepts behind the coding block and explore a professional, beginner-friendly, text-based programming language that can be used in the coding block? This training puts you on the path to better understand the coding block standards and become more proficient in a text-based programming language. Content and activities are geared towards increasing your knowledge of programming to aid in teaching the coding block. Note: If you need additional support we recommend attending the 5-8 Deeper Dive Into Coding PD.  For additional  Coding Block activities, projects and resources consider joining us for the Coding Block Resources PD. 

 

 

Coding Block Resources

Target Audience: Any 7th or 8th grade educator interested in teaching the coding block 

Length of PD: 2 days (12 hours)    

Facilitator: Computer Science Specialists

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

A Zoom-capable Laptop or Chromebook is required for this PD session

Description: You have been asked to teach the coding block. Do you need resources and projects to teach the standards? This two-day training will help coding block teachers go above the code and find activities, resources, and projects that will make the coding block exciting and fun. Resources used throughout this training will focus on different aspects of computer science. Note: If you need the basics of coding, we strongly encourage you to also consider joining us for the Coding Block: Learn to Code Professional Development. 

 

 

Arkansas K-8 CS Lead Teacher Program

Target Audience: All K-8 Educators   Length of PD: 5 days (30 hours)   Maximum 20

Facilitator: Computer Science Specialists

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Description: Share your excitement and enthusiasm for computer science by being a lead teacher within your district. This five day (30 hours) professional development is mandatory for educators interested in the Arkansas Department of Education K-8 Lead Teacher Training and Bonus program. Note - All five days of the training and other requirements must be completed to be eligible for a bonus; it will not be prorated. Each Arkansas educator may only receive this bonus once. Interested in adding the 528 Computer Science Certification to your license? Consider joining the High School Computer Science and Certification Preparation Professional Development. Register here

 

High School Computer Science Certification and Preparation

Target Audience: High School Teachers   Length of PD: 5 days (30 hours)

Maximum 20

Facilitator: Computer Science Specialists

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Description: Don’t know where to begin or need help getting 528 certified? The purpose of this training is to help narrow down and focus your studies on important concepts while also giving you a basic understanding of various computer science principles. This session is to prepare Arkansas educators planning to teach high school computer science and needing assistance passing the Computer Science (CS) Praxis Exam 5652. Participants will review Arkansas 9-12 Computer Science course codes, computer science standards, resources, and prep material to be used for passing the Computer Science Praxis. Participants will need to spend time outside of the training prior to taking the Praxis Exam. 

Note: If you are interested in a deeper understanding of programming, networking, or cybersecurity we strongly encourage you to consider joining us for one or more of the intermediate and/or advanced PDs. Registration information can be found here.

 

 

Intermediate Cybersecurity - High School CS Professional Development

Target Audience: 9-12 Teachers interested in teaching Year 2 Cybersecurity
Length of PD: 3 days

Maximum Participants: 20  

Facilitator: Computer Science Specialists

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Required Technology: Computer running Virtualbox and as many specific cybersecurity questions as you can think to ask

Note: Intermediate professional developments do not satisfy the advanced PD requirements for the Arkansas Computer Science and Computing Educator Academy. 

Description: This 3-day workshop is for those who hold the 528 Computer Science Teacher Certification, 5014 or 5016 Computer Science Approval Code, or have completed the 30-hr ADE approved professional development.  This PD is a great entry point for educators with little or no experience in Cybersecurity. Of course, you will be introduced to security concepts as well as methods to help teach those concepts. We’ll cover topics such as Threat Concepts, Hacker Methodologies, and Classic Information Security concepts, Physical Security as well as how to have engaging cybersecurity experiences in the classroom.  We’ll leverage several online platforms and resources that you can take back to the classroom and deploy almost immediately. If you want to get something out of this PD, you will. There is something for everyone of all skill levels. If you would like to further extend your knowledge, we encourage you to also consider joining us for the Advanced Cybersecurity training

Here you will find a series of tutorials to help get you comfortable with cybersecurity and networking concepts and topics. -> Evergreen - Advanced Cyber and Networking Pregame Resources 

 

Advanced Cybersecurity - High School CS Professional Development

Target Audience:  Any 9-12 teacher who is interested in guiding students through advanced material
Length of PD: 5 days

Maximum Participants: 20  

Facilitator: Computer Science Specialists

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Required Technology: Computer running Virtualbox and as many specific cybersecurity questions as you can think to ask

Note: 

Individuals selected for the Academy will be given priority, any remaining seats will be given to individuals registered through escWorks. The escWorks registration will serve as a waiting list. 

Description: This 5-day workshop is for educators who hold the 528 Computer Science Teacher Certification, 5014 or 5016 Computer Science Approval Code, or have completed the 30-hr ADE approved professional development.  It is recommended, but not required, that the intermediate training be completed before participating in the advanced level training. This PD session is an adaptation of previous years where some of the more intermediate concepts have been pushed down to the intermediate PD. This means there is more time dedicated to the labs and activities at the advanced level. Of course, there will be some overlap in content but look at those moments as an opportunity to reinforce what you’ve already seen. Participants will be introduced to security concepts as well as methods to help teach those concepts. Topics covered will include, but are not limited to, Hacker Methodologies,  Ethics and Legal considerations, Digital Forensics and Incident Response, Introduction to Network Forensics, and Writing Malware. We’ll leverage several online platforms and resources that you can take back to the classroom and deploy almost immediately. If you want to get something out of this PD, you will. There is something for everyone of all skill levels. 

Here you will find a series of tutorials to help get you comfortable with cybersecurity and networking concepts and topics. -> Evergreen - Advanced Cyber and Networking Pregame Resources 

 

 

Intermediate Python Programming - High School CS Professional Development

Target Audience: Teachers interested in teaching Year 2 Programming using the Python programming language.
Length of PD: 3 days

Maximum Participants: 20

Facilitator: Computer Science Specialists

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Note: Intermediate professional developments do not satisfy the advanced PD requirements for the Arkansas Computer Science and Computing Educator Academy. 

Description: This 3-day workshop is for those who hold the 528 Computer Science Teacher Certification, 5014 or 5016 Computer Science Approval Code, or have completed the 30-hr ADE approved professional development, and have a fundamental understanding of computer science and programming. Topics covered will include, but are not limited to, Python syntax, data structures, object-oriented programming, file input/output, GUI building, algorithm analysis, and collaboration and version control software. If you would like to further extend your knowledge, we encourage you to also consider joining us for the Advanced Python training

 

 

Advanced Python Programming - High School CS Professional Development

Target Audience: Teachers interested in teaching Advanced (Year 3) Programming using the Python programming language.
Length of PD: 5 days

Maximum Participants: 20  

Facilitator: Computer Science Specialists

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Note: 

Individuals selected for the Academy will be given priority any remaining seats will be given to individuals registered through escWorks. The escWorks registration will serve as a waiting list. 

Description:  This 5-day workshop is for educators who hold the 528 Computer Science Teacher Certification, 5014 or 5016 Computer Science Approval Code, or have completed the 30-hr ADE approved professional development, and have a fundamental understanding of computer science concepts and the Python programming language.  It is recommended, but not required, that the intermediate training be completed before participating in the advanced level training. Topics covered will include, but are not limited to, object-oriented programming including inheritance and polymorphism, processing binary files, exception handling, algorithm analysis, working with data collections, simulations, using Python libraries, and version control and collaboration software.

 

 

Intermediate Java Programming - High School CS Professional Development

Target Audience: Any 9-12 teacher who is interested in guiding students through advanced material
Length of PD: 3 days

Maximum Participants: 20  

Facilitator: Computer Science Specialists

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

A Zoom-capable Laptop or Chromebook is required for this PD session

Note: Intermediate professional developments do not satisfy the advanced PD requirements for the Arkansas Computer Science and Computing Educator Academy. 

Description: This 3-day workshop is for those who hold the 528 Computer Science Teacher Certification, 5014 or 5016 Computer Science Approval Code, or have completed the 30-hr ADE approved professional development, and have a fundamental understanding of computer programming. This workshop covers topics relevant to Computer Science Level 2. Participants will gain a better understanding of object-oriented programming including encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism. If you would like to further extend your knowledge, we encourage you to also consider joining us for the Advanced Robotics training

 

 

Advanced Java Programming - High School CS Professional Development

Target Audience: Any 9-12 teacher who is interested in guiding students through advanced material
Length of PD: 5 days

Maximum Participants: 20  

Facilitator: Computer Science Specialists

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

A Zoom-capable Laptop or Chromebook is required for this PD session

Note: 

Individuals selected for the Academy will be given priority any remaining seats will be given to individuals registered through escWorks. The escWorks registration will serve as a waiting list.   

Description:  This 5-day workshop is for educators who hold the 528 Computer Science Teacher Certification, 5014 or 5016 Computer Science Approval Code, or have completed the 30-hr ADE approved professional development, and have an understanding of computer programming. It is recommended, but not required, that the intermediate training be completed before participating in the advanced level training.Topics covered in this workshop are relevant to Computer Science Level 3 and include object-oriented programming and the creation of classes, manipulation of images, steganography, and graphical user interfaces. 

 

 

Intermediate Networking - High School CS Professional Development

Target Audience: 9-12 Teachers interested in teaching Year 2 Networking
Length of PD: 3 days

Maximum Participants: 20  

Facilitator: Computer Science Specialists

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Required Technology: Computer running Virtualbox 

Note: Intermediate professional developments do not satisfy the advanced PD requirements for the Arkansas Computer Science and Computing Educator Academy. 

Intermediate: This 3-day workshop is for those who hold the 528 Computer Science Teacher Certification, 5014 or 5016 Computer Science Approval Code, or have completed the 30-hr ADE approved professional development.  This workshop will begin with a discussion about the very concept of communication. We will explore the similarities between human-oriented modes of communication and the modes of communication that computers use. We will discuss the basics of TCP/IP configuration, i.e. IP addresses, subnet masks, default gateways, and what these terms represent. Attendees will be presented with theAd basics of network protocols and packet capture. The workshop will cover the OSI model. Particularly, we will be leveraging our understanding of what networking devices operate at a given layer of the OSI to diagnose and remediate networking issues. We’ll discuss how information is exchanged from point A to point B down to the very last bit. We’ll even be creating our own networking cables. Learning all of these troubleshooting skills is fundamental to being a successful computer scientist in any domain. If you would like to further extend your knowledge, we encourage you to also consider joining us for the Advanced Networking training

Here you will find a series of tutorials to help get you comfortable with cybersecurity and networking concepts and topics. -> Evergreen - Advanced Cyber and Networking Pregame Resources 

 

 

Advanced Networking/Hardware - High School CS Professional Development

Target Audience: Any 9-12 teacher who is interested in guiding students through the advanced material.

Length of PD: 5 days

Maximum Participants: 20  

Facilitator: Computer Science Specialists

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm   

Required Technology: Computer running Virtualbox.

Note: 

Individuals selected for the Academy will be given priority any remaining seats will be given to individuals registered through escWorks. The escWorks registration will serve as a waiting list. 

Description: This 5-day workshop is for educators who hold the 528 Computer Science Teacher Certification, 5014 or 5016 Computer Science Approval Code, or have completed the 30-hr ADE approved professional development, and are comfortable with using computers.  It is recommended, but not required, that the intermediate training be completed before participating in the advanced level training. This PD is engineered with a hands-on approach in mind. Participants will reinforce and extend the concepts learned in the Intermediate PD to build larger and more sophisticated computer networks. We’ll discuss and implement various networking scenarios that are meant to be replicated in the classroom. Participants should come away with a set of practical experiences that they can use to build, diagnose, and repair computer networks. We’ll cover topics such as Dynamic Routing Protocols for resilience, Configuring VPN for secure remote access, Firewalls and their various deployments, Wireshark for in-depth Packet Analysis and Forensics as well as general cybersecurity and hacking concepts through the lens of networking. 

Here you will find a series of tutorials to help get you comfortable with cybersecurity and networking concepts and topics. -> Evergreen - Advanced Cyber and Networking Pregame Resources 

 

 

Intermediate Data Science - High School CS Professional Development

Target Audience: 9-12 Teachers interested in teaching Year 2 Data Science

Length of PD: 3 days

Maximum Participants: 20

Facilitator: Computer Science Specialists

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm   

Required Technology: Computer with Internet access

Note: Intermediate professional developments do not satisfy the advanced PD requirements for the Arkansas Computer Science and Computing Educator Academy. 

Description: This 3-day workshop is for those who hold the 528 Computer Science Teacher Certification, 5014 or 5016 Computer Science Approval Code, or have completed the 30-hr ADE approved professional development. This 3 day hands-on workshop aligns with the year 2 curriculum standards for data science. Lectures and demonstrations will introduce participants to the basics of the field and help to demystify the process of transforming data into intelligence. Over the course of the workshop, participants will receive an overview of the profession, its social impact and ethics, and the current “state of the art.” Participants will have the opportunity to interact with several popular data science tools as we break down the data science process from planning and data prep to model evaluation and visualization.  If you would like to further extend your knowledge, we encourage you to also consider joining us for the Advanced Data Science training, which is scheduled for launch in summer 2022

 

 

Intermediate Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning - High School CS Professional Development

Target Audience: 9-12 Teachers interested in teaching Year 2 Data Science

Length of PD: 3 days

Maximum Participants: 20

Facilitator: Computer Science Specialists

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm   

Required Technology: Computer with Internet access

Note: Intermediate professional developments do not satisfy the advanced PD requirements for the Arkansas Computer Science and Computing Educator Academy. 

Description: This 3-day workshop is for those who hold the 528 Computer Science Teacher Certification, 5014 or 5016 Computer Science Approval Code, or have completed the 30-hr ADE approved professional development. This three day hands-on workshop aligns with the year 2 curriculum standards for artificial intelligence and machine learning. Lectures and demonstrations will cover the history, current state of the art, and future of the field of AI. Over the course of the workshop, participants will receive an overview of the field, including the various academic disciplines that have influenced it, the history of its conception and development, and the current state of the art. Participants will also have the opportunity to build and explore several different AI paradigms, including search algorithms and machine learning classification and prediction algorithms. We will also look at AI within its current social and professional contexts to better understand the ways in which it is being applied, how it impacts our society, and the ethics of its development and use.  If you would like to further extend your knowledge, we encourage you to also consider joining us for the Advanced Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning training, which is scheduled to launch in summer 2022.

 

 

Intermediate Game Development and Design - High School CS Professional Development

Target Audience: Teachers interested in teaching Year 2 Game Development and Design.
Length of PD: 3 days

Maximum Participants: 20  

Facilitator: Computer Science Specialists

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Note: Intermediate professional developments do not satisfy the advanced PD requirements for the Arkansas Computer Science and Computing Educator Academy. 

Description: This 3-day workshop is for those who hold the 528 Computer Science Teacher Certification, 5014 or 5016 Computer Science Approval Code, or have completed the 30-hr ADE approved professional development, and have a fundamental understanding of computer science and programming. This will be hands-on training learning about game development and design through building video games. Topics covered will include, but are not limited to, game mechanics, core areas of digital game design, game assets, object-oriented programming, game interfaces, algorithm analysis, and collaboration and version control software. If you would like to further extend your knowledge, we encourage you to also consider joining us for the Advanced Game Development and Design training

 

 

Advanced Game Development and Design - High School CS Professional Development

Target Audience: Teachers interested in teaching Advanced (Year 3) Game Development and Design.

Length of PD: 5 days

Maximum Participants: 30

Facilitator: Computer Science Specialists

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Note: 

Individuals selected for the Academy will be given priority any remaining seats will be given to individuals registered through escWorks. The escWorks registration will serve as a waiting list. 

Computers with all necessary software will be available to use during this session.

Description:  This 5-day workshop is for educators who hold the 528 Computer Science Teacher Certification, 5014 or 5016 Computer Science Approval Code, or have completed the 30-hr ADE approved professional development, and have a fundamental understanding of computer programming. It is recommended, but not required, that the intermediate training be completed before participating in the advanced level training. Participants will be introduced to the game design and development through a hands-on process using the Unity software and the C# programming language. Topics covered will include, but are not limited to, using the Unity Development platform, object-oriented programming, game mechanics, core areas of digital game design, using version control/collaboration software, and utilizing game assets.

 

 

Intermediate Robotics - High School CS Professional Development

Target Audience: 9-12 Teachers interested in teaching Year 2 Robotics

Length of PD: 3 days

Maximum Participants: 20

Facilitator: Computer Science Specialists

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm   

Required Technology: Computer with Internet access (preferably a laptop)

Note: Intermediate professional developments do not satisfy the advanced PD requirements for the Arkansas Computer Science and Computing Educator Academy. 

Description: This 3-day workshop is for those who hold the 528 Computer Science Teacher Certification, 5014 or 5016 Computer Science Approval Code, or have completed the 30-hr ADE approved professional development,. This PD will focus on teaching to the year 2 standards. This workshop will address how to teach to the Robotics standards using various resources and how to apply robotics concepts regardless of the resource used. Participants will build and program robotic systems and explore various robotic concepts through engaging activities and dynamic lessons. This PD is geared towards learning the facets of mechanical, electrical, and programming aspects of Robotics. If you would like to further extend your knowledge, we encourage you to also consider joining us for the Advanced Robotics training

 

 

Advanced Robotics - High School CS Professional Development

Target Audience: 9-12 Teachers interested in teaching Year 3 Robotics

Length of PD: 5-days

Maximum Participants: 20

Facilitator: Computer Science Specialists

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm   

Required Technology: Computer with Internet access (preferably a laptop)

Note: Individuals selected for the Academy will be given priority any remaining seats will be given to individuals registered through escWorks. The escWorks registration will serve as a waiting list.  

Description:  This 5-day workshop is for educators who hold the 528 Computer Science Teacher Certification, 5014 or 5016 Computer Science Approval Code, or have completed the 30-hr ADE approved professional development, and who plan on teaching advanced robotics concepts. It is recommended, but not required, that the intermediate training be completed before participating in the advanced level training. This workshop will address how to teach the Robotics standards using various resources and how to apply robotics concepts regardless of the resource used. Participants will build and program robotic systems and explore various robotic and industry related concepts through engaging activities and dynamic lessons. 

 

 

Intermediate Mobile Application Development - High School CS Professional Development

Target Audience: Teachers interested in teaching Year 2 Mobile Application Development.

Length of PD: 3 days

Maximum Participants: 20  

Facilitator: Computer Science Specialists

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Note: Intermediate professional developments do not satisfy the advanced PD requirements for the Arkansas Computer Science and Computing Educator Academy. 

Description: This 3-day workshop is for those who hold the 528 Computer Science Teacher Certification, 5014 or 5016 Computer Science Approval Code, or have completed the 30-hr ADE approved professional development, and have a fundamental understanding of computer science and programming. This will be hands-on training learning about mobile application development through building mobile applications. Topics covered will include, but are not limited to, mobile application design process, data structures, object-oriented programming, mobile hardware, GUI building, algorithm analysis, and collaboration and version control software.  If you would like to further extend your knowledge, we encourage you to also consider joining us for the Advanced Mobile Application Development training

 

 

Advanced Mobile Application Development - High School CS Professional Development

Target Audience: Teachers interested in teaching Advanced (Year 3) Mobile Application Development.
Length of PD: 5 days

Maximum Participants: 20  

Facilitator: Computer Science Specialists

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Note: 

Individuals selected for the Academy will be given priority any remaining seats will be given to individuals registered through escWorks. The escWorks registration will serve as a waiting list. 

Description: This 5-day workshop is for those who hold the 528 Computer Science Teacher Certification, 5016 Computer Science Approval Code, or 5014 Computer Science Approval Code and have a fundamental understanding of computer science concepts and mobile application development.  It is recommended, but not required, that the intermediate training be completed before participating in the advanced level training. This will be hands-on training learning mobile application development through building mobile applications. Topics covered will include, but are not limited to, mobile application design, object-oriented programming including inheritance and polymorphism, application simulation and deployment, algorithm analysis, hardware and limitations, input and output, asset utilization, and version control and collaboration software.

 

 

Administrators Supporting Computer Science Education in Their Schools

Target Audience: Counselors, Building Level Administrators, District Level Curriculum
Available on Arkansas IDEAS   

Course Information: Technology - Course ID TCC18067

Description:  Overview of the Arkansas Computer Science Initiative. Anthony Owen, State Director of Computer Science Education, and panel members, Dr. Mark Gotcher, Computer Science Teacher Karma Turner, and Greg Wertenberger discuss the need for an appropriate computer science education. They explain the responsibilities of districts, schools, and teacher licensure requirements, discussing the opportunities presented by the CS Flex Credit and Completer Pathways. Diversity in computer science is a key area for growth in our state and across the nation, and the panel shares information regarding the wealth of resources available to help build a strong, diverse computer science program.

 

Last Updated: 01/03/2022

 

For more information, please contact:

Four Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-682-0459
 
 
State Director of Computer Science Education
501-682-0459
 
 
 
Office of Computer Science Program Advisor
501-682-5246