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. All sessions will be recorded. 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.

Date/Time:  Tuesdays, 9:00-11:00AM

Possible Topics:  STEM, Computer Science

Email for Questions:  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  



Resources

Teaching CS with online curricula

This list contains 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. 
Supports for Educators:
  • From the vendor: Code.org offers 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
  • 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  for Educators

  • PaTTAN CS Administrator’s Toolkit: Includes resources for CS curriculum development and instructional planning materials aligned to CSTA standards

  • PaTTAN K-6 Curriculum Framework: Model curriculum framework including sequence, progression and units for K-6 

  • PaTTAN CS Resource Bank: Database of K-5 lesson materials searchable by grade band, CS concept, and standard. This database mainly contains materials introducing non-programming concepts (e.g., Data and Analysis, Network and Internet; Computing Systems, and Impacts of Computing) that are often overshadowed in CS instruction since much of classroom instruction revolves around Programming.

  • Accessible CS Curricula: List of CS curricula and resources that offer accessibility features and support  

Resources Curated by PaTTAN from Other Organizations


Resources: IU TaC Role

Teaching CS with online curricula

This list contains 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. 

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

This list contains free, self-paced online curricula aligned to the 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 complete teaching guide (web and printable PDF), online self-paced PD courses, and virtual discussion forums for teachers.
  • CS Academy (Carnegie Mellon University) - Introductory CS course designed for high school students.
    • From the Vendor: Carnegie Mellon University is hosting daily webinars for teachers interested in using the course with their students.
    • From PaTTAN: Consultantion and support provided by CS Academy trained PaTTAN Consultants (PAsmart@pattan.net)