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South Carolina’s third annual CSPDWeek is brought to you by CSTA, CSTA South Carolina, Code.org and their Regional Partner, The Citadel STEM Center, and the SCDE CTE Office. We are looking forward to hosting hundreds of South Carolina K-12 teachers to join us for this free, virtual computer science professional development the week of July 25-29, 2022 from 9:00am to 4:00pm each day.
 
South Carolina K-12 public teachers can choose one, week-long, PD workshop and participate in a great deal of networking and fun throughout the week! 
 

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There is a whole community of computer science educators just like you out there. If you are looking for inspiration, connection, and a chance to be rejuvenated, join us at CSTA 2022, set for July 14-17, 2022 in Chicago.

CSTA's Annual Conference is a chance for computer science teachers to come together for learning, networking, and fun. We are a community of educators who are changing the lives of students every day in our classrooms. We are eager to share our knowledge and to learn from one another.

Our three-day virtual conference has over 100 sessions of education to broaden your knowledge of computer science education, inspirational keynotes and sessions to reinvigorate your passion for teaching, and countless moments of fun and connection along the way. If you are looking for new and exciting ways to engage with your students in your classroom, look no further than CSTA 2021. You don't want to miss out on this great experience. 
 
Learn about emerging concepts in the field of CS and engage with industry experts on topics on the horizon.

Equity in Action Summit

April 2, 2022

11:00 AM-2:00 PM ET
 
 
This one-day virtual event brings together K-12 Computer Science teachers by calling them to action to provide a more inclusive computer science environment for ALL students, transform their approach to providing equitable CS education rooted in justice, and engage in strategies to equip educators and advocates with resources on representation, access, and culturally sustaining pedagogies.

This one-day virtual event brings together K-12 Computer Science teachers by calling them to action to:

  • provide a more inclusive computer science environment for ALL students
  • transform their approach to providing equitable CS education rooted in justice
  • and engage in strategies to equip educators and advocates with resources on representation, access, and culturally sustaining pedagogies.

Sessions for this summit will be focused on four strands:

  • ACCESS + ibility
  • Representation
  • Removing Barriers in CS
  • Student Voice/Power
Presented by the CSTA Equity Fellows. 
 

2022 Education and Business Summit 

Registration for the 2022 Education and Business Summit in Greenville is OPEN

Monday, June 27 through Thursday, June 30!

Interested in presenting a session?

Submit a proposal by March 1st.   

http://www.ebsummit.info/submit-a-proposal2.html

Register early by March 31 to receive the best possible registration fee. 

http://www.ebsummit.info/registration-for-ebs.html


Visit the 2020 EBS Website for more informaiton.

http://www.ebsummit.info/home.html

 Questions - Please contact Jakki Wiseman jwiseman@ed.sc.gov

Girls Who Code’s free 2-week Virtual Summer Immersion Program (SIP) is going virtual!
 
Who is SIP for?
Current 9th, 10th, and 11th grade girls and non-binary students are eligible to apply
 
What is SIP?
Girls Who Code has hosted an in-person immersion coding program since 2012 in select cities. With the challenges presented by the COVID-19 health crisis, we have elected to move this transformative programming online, regardless of student location. Our modified 2-week virtual program teaches 9th–11th grade girls the computer science skills they need to make an impact in their community, while preparing for a career in tech.
 
Apply to Girls Who Code’s Virtual Summer Immersion Program for an unforgettable summer experience! During this FREE 2-week virtual program, you'll learn the computer science skills you need to make an impact, get an inside look into the tech field, and join a supportive lifelong sisterhood -- all while being virtually hosted by influential companies, like AT&T, Goldman Sachs, Disney, and more. Current 9th-11th grade girls and non-binary students are eligible to apply. Need-based stipends of up to $300 are available for those who qualify.
Applications are considered on a rolling basis, but classrooms are filling up fast! Apply today at girlswhocode.com/virtualsipform or learn more in a webinar.
 
Learning Blade for Remote Learning
 
Dear SC Educators,
 
You should have received an email from State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman and OCTE Director Angel Malone that was a  memo to school leadership announcing that they are providing your school a license to the Learning Blade Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) career awareness system for use with remote learning and beyond.
 
Learning Blade is a system of interactive online lessons and printable at-home activities for 5th to 9th graders, where students learn about STEM and Computer Science careers while reviewing academics. Students can use over 400 online lessons in 12 human-centered "Missions" or stories to explore these exciting careers.  
 
Questions about Learning Blade can be directed to info@learningblade.com 
 
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