Supports for Educators
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
PaTTAN #CSinPA Schoology Group: Online environment for PA educators to engage in asynchronous discussion and resource sharing. To join, contact PAsmart@pattan.net
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
Spark Science (Franklin Institute)
Collection of 30+ Science Demos from the Franklin Institute, some with activity instructions
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).
CS Fundamentals Express (Code.org):
Free, self-paced online curricula aligned to CSTA standards.
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