Supports for Educators

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Office Hours

Please note office hours are intended to provide real-time technical assistance to educators, caregivers, parents, and students. Technical assistance is not legal advice. Specific questions concerning a student’s special education program or the laws relating to the provision of services in a child’s IEP (Individualized Educational Program) should be directed to ConsultLine at 800-879-2301.


Testing your system

Participants are encouraged to test your computers/devices prior to the date of the web conference using https://zoom.us/test, and to seek local assistance if you encounter difficulty.

Possible Topics:  Selecting online learning resources for students, Participating in virtual CS professional learning

Email for an appointment:  PAsmart@pattan.net


Trainings

PaTTAN #CSinPA Schoology Group: Online environment for PA educators to engage in asynchronous discussion and resource sharing. To join, contact PAsmart@pattan.net  
 

Live Trainings

Integrating Computational Thinking (CSforALL)
April 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm
CSforALL’s Member Robin Hood’s research partner, EDC, will share learnings and case studies of their first full year of supporting programs that integrated computational thinking across the elementary curriculum. 

Code Break (Code.org)
Wednesdays at 1 PM ET
During these weekly live webcasts, Code.org will lead you through a  group CS activity.

Philly Zoo at 2 (Philadelphia Zoo)
Weekdays at 2:00 pm

Home Safari (Cincinnati Zoo)
Weekdays at 3:00 pm (recordings saved)
Live videos with activity guides
 

PreRecorded Trainings

Spark Science (Franklin Institute)
Collection of 30+ Science Demos from the Franklin Institute, some with activity instructions
 

Resources

PA CS Teacher Toolkit 
Collection of resources for CS teachers including a searchable database of lesson materials, a model framework for K-6 curriculum and more

PA CS Administrator Toolkit
Collection of resources for administrators including a searchable database of CS education resources (curricula, tech. tools, etc.), and more

PaTTAN #CSinPA Schoology Group
Online environment for PA educators to engage in asynchronous discussion and resource sharing. To join, contact PAsmart@pattan.net

 

Teaching CS with online curricula

Offerings made available or updated specifically in response to COVID-19 (Find more CS online courses and curricula with the CS Education Resource tool).

Free, self-paced online curricula aligned to CSTA standards.

CS Fundamentals Express (Code.org): Introductory CS course designed for 3-12 grade students (Pre-reader course available for K-2). Code.org also offers courses specifically geared to elementary, middle, and high school students. 

From the vendor: Code.org offers a complete teaching guide (web and printable PDF), online self-paced PD courses, virtual discussion forums for teachers

CS Academy (Carnegie Mellon University): Introductory CS course designed for high school students

 

Supports for Educators:

From the vendor: Carnegie Mellon University is hosting daily webinars for teachers interested in using the course with their students.

From PaTTAN: Consultation and support provided by CS Academy trained PaTTAN consultants (PAsmart@pattan.net


Read About CS:

Share and discuss how CS is playing a part in tracking and studying COVID-19.
   

Resources Curated from STEM & CS Organizations