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 For Teachers: 
- Free Support: Coffee Breaks for Create Performance Task | Feb. 3rd
- Runestone Instructor Dashboard Bootcamp | Feb. 5th
- Kapor Center & WestEd's NextGen Science's National CS Equity Peer Review Panel
- Mobile CSP & CSAwesome PD Registration is open
- Call for CSAwesome & Mobile CSP Professional Development Facilitators | Feb. 2022
- CSTA's Winter Summit: CS Across the Curriculum | Feb. 12th
- College Board's AP CSP Create PT Training | Feb. 22nd
- CS Ed Position Open with the National Center for CS Ed
- AllStarCode Summer Program Instructors Applications Open
 For Students: 
- Microsoft Disability Scholarship | Deadline Mar. 15th
- Girls Who Code Summer Programs 
FREE: Coffee Break for Create Performance Task
Thursday, February 3,  6:30 - 7:30 PM CT / 7:30 - 8:30 PM ET'
The Mobile CSP Team is providing teachers a space to support and discuss Create Performance Task. Join us during the times above! If you haven't already, we recommend reviewing AP College Boards Create PT materials prior to joining us. 
Use the link below to join:
https://css.zoom.us/j/86812363543
 
Runestone Instructor Dashboard Bootcamp
Saturday February 5, 2022, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM CT / 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM ET
This half-day virtual mini-PD is intended for computer science educators who are using or interested in using an e-book on Runestone Academy (e.g. Mobile CSP, CSAwesome, etc.). In this interactive and hands-on mini-PD, you will learn how to register for an e-book, set up a custom course, register students, create custom assignments, track student progress, and give students feedback on their work. There will also be time for participants to discuss best practices for using the Runestone Instructor Dashboard. Participants who complete the mini-PD may request a certificate of completion.
Register Here
National CS Equity Peer Review Panel
Friday February 4, 2022
Kapor Center has partnered with WestEd’s NextGenScience to develop an equity assessment tool for reviewing computer science lesson plans and units that will serve students across the country!
" We are forming a National CS Equity Peer Review Panel to develop a series of protocols to create and implement more culturally responsive practices in computer science and science classrooms. Apply through this application, due by February 4, 2022, 5 pm PST."
CSAwesome & Mobile CSP Professional Development Registration is now open!
Check out the opportunities by clicking on the links below!
Applications to be part of our PD Facilitator Team will close March 15 at 11:59 PM PT
CSAwesome                                  Mobile CSP
CSTA's Winter Summit: CS Across the Curriculum 
Saturday February 12, 2022 
"Computer science can ENHANCE learning of all subject areas. At the CS Across the Curriculum Summit, teachers will explore ways to integrate computer science into all subjects and grade levels. *times subject to change
Computer science can ENHANCE learning of all subject areas. At the CS Across the Curriculum Summit, teachers will explore ways to integrate computer science into all subjects and grade levels. The summit is tailored for teachers who teach any subject in grades K-12 or are already a computer science teacher, with pathways in English Language Arts (ELA), Math, Science, Social Studies/History and Visual/Performing Arts, and other subjects."
Register Here
College Board’s AP CSP Create PT Training

February 22 at 5:30 PM CT / 6:30 PM ET
The AP CSP Create Performance Task must be submitted on the AP Digital Portfolio as final by May 2, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. ET. To gain additional skills and knowledge on how to read and score AP CSP student work, the College Board invites you to attend their webinar, Evaluating the Create PT Like an AP Reader, on February 22 at 6:30 p.m. ET. Prior to the webinar, using a similar training approach as at the AP Reading, you can independently review the following training materials (.docx/65 KB) by February 15 and practice scoring five student samples. At the webinar, College Board representatives will clarify rubric rows that you found difficult to interpret based on your practice scoring.
CS Ed Position Open with the National Center for Computer Science Education
The National Center for Computer Science Education (NCCSE) champions, researches, and provides equitable computer science education opportunities for K16 students and educators. NCCSE is looking for a full-time District Support Coordinator to join our growing team at the College of St. Scholastica. 
 
This position will lead implementation of programs that provide district level support for K-12 computer science pathways, primarily for Minnesota school districts. The coordinator will provide district support through professional development, coaching, and district planning to support districts in developing sustainable and equitable computer science pathways. 
 
This person should be located in or near Minnesota in order to provide on-ground and online support to Minnesota districts. More information can be found here:
Please feel free to share this email and information with people that may be interested. If you have any questions about the position, please contact me at jrosato@css.edu. 
All Star Code 
July 11 - August 19, 2022
All Star Code is seeking experienced, enthusiastic, and engaging lead instructors for our flagship Virtual Summer Intensive Program. Our 6-week Virtual Summer Intensive Program (July 11 - Aug 19, 2022) offers a uniquely transformative experience for our students and instructional staff, sponsored by top tech, finance, and media companies. Our curriculum is designed to inspire, educate, and equip high school-aged young men of color with the skills, entrepreneurial mindset, and networks to pursue academics and careers in a technological world. Lead Instructors are responsible for delivering ASC's curriculum to two, 3-hour virtual classrooms of 20 high school students (for a total of 40 students). They also manage a 3-person instructional team. Lead instructors typically have a Bachelor's Degree or higher in Computer Science or comparable experience. 


Our Lead Instructors (Full time, seasonal position) are compensated $38.50 per hour. Perks include: extended professional development training, access to our All Star Code community, and the opportunity to impact the next generation of diverse technology leaders! 

Check out their summer positions here: 
https://allstarcode.org/work-with-us/

 
Microsoft Disability Scholarship 
Apply by March 15, 2022
This scholarship will be awarded to promising high school seniors with disabilities who plan to attend a vocational or academic college and target a career in the technology industry.

Click here to learn more:
 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/microsoftdisabilityscholarship.aspx?fbclid=IwAR3JIqj2hkxVenY4nae2C37-hdi7WlUw66zbyUKQaX_mm_L1mOUL-rJg8rY
Girls Who Code Summer Programs 
Girls Who Code offers two FREE programs in the summer: the Summer Immersion Program and the Self-Paced Program. Applicants can apply for BOTH programs, if eligible, using this application. However, students can only participate in one Summer Program.

Learn more here: 
https://girlswhocodesm.smapply.io/?utm_source=Domestic+Campaign+Monitor&utm_medium=Campaign+Monitor&utm_campaign=Campaign+Monitor+2022
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