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March is Women's History Month, and March 8th is International Women's Day! Join us in celebrating women pioneers in STEM with the IF/THEN Collection. Created in partnership with Lyda Hill Philanthropies and the Association of Science and Technology Centers, the IF/THEN® Collection is a free digital library with photos, videos, posters, activities, and other assets featuring diverse women STEM innovators – all available for educational and other non-commercial use.

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CSAwesome and Mobile CSP PD Facilitators

Are you looking to expand your CS career and network? Are you looking for an opportunity to help other teachers thrive in CS? NCCSE is now accepting applications for their PD Facilitator position in the Mobile CSP and CSAwesome programs. Application deadline is March 15th at 11:59 PM PST.

Become a CSAwesome PD Facilitator
Become a Mobile CSP PD Facilitator
Coaching for Equity CS Instructional Coaches and Teachers
We are looking for CS teachers to get involved as CS instructional coaches and as teacher participants to receive coaching. If you are a high school CS teacher and interested in participating, get started by clicking the button below. Participants may have an opportunity to receive a stipend.
Get Involved with Coaching for Equity
Upcoming NCCSE Webinar Mar 28, 2023 06:30 PM ET
Join us for a presentation and discussion on what's next for you as a CS educator. We'll share information about the CSTA Standards for CS Teachers and Professional Learning Opportunities. We will also share a preview of Runestone Academy and the FREE e-books that are available.

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Register for the Webinar
Professional Development Opportunities
NCCSE's PD registration for 2023 is now open! Join us for MobileCSP PD, CSAwesome PD, or NCCSE Mini-PD Series throughout this Summer!
All PD participants will be required to participate in a teacher orientation May 31, 2023 from 7-8:30 PM ET / 6-7:30 PM CT / 4-5:30 PM PT
  • Summer Online Immersion PD (50 hrs)
  • Summer Online Extended PD (100 hrs)

  • Experienced with Java/Advanced Placement CSA (Institute, 6 hours)
  • Experienced with Java Only (Immersion Online PD, 45 hours)
  • New to Java (Extended Online PD, 65 hours)
  • New to Java Intro (Online PD, 25 hours)

  • Experienced with Java/Advanced Placement CSA (Institute, 6 hours)
  • Experienced with Java Only (Immersion Online PD, 45 hours)
  • New to Java (Extended Online PD, 65 hours)
  • New to Java Intro (Online PD, 25 hours)

  • Runestone Instructor Dashboard Workshops - August 2023
  • Runestone Instructor Dashboard Workshops - September 2023

Save the Date: 2023 MNCodes Educator Summit

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The 2023 MNCodes Educator Summit will be held Saturday, April 15th, 2023 with both in-person and virtual options! Call for presenters will open on January 5th, with proposals due by February 3rd. 
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Missed out on Hour of AI?
You can still participate! In Mobile CSP's Alexa in Space Hour of AI mini-unit, students explored AI concepts and created Alexa skills to help inexperienced space travelers, such as tourists, complete everyday tasks in a microgravity environment. Join Amazon Future Engineer and NASA on their Callisto: Space Innovation Tour for more Hour of AI contentamazon future engineer logo aboard the Orion spacecraft during the flight test of Artemis I. 

Upcoming Events Happening Outside of NCCSE

App of the Season - App Inventor
App Inventor FoundationApp of the Season is a free, virtual appathon hosted by the App Inventor Foundation that encourages dreamers, changemakers, and doers around the world to build mobile apps for a cause. The theme of this season’s competition is Community. Think of a cause that is meaningful to you and your community, and identify a solution to a specific problem related to that cause.
Applications are due April 30
CSTA’s 2023 Equity In Action Summit
Logo reading "CSTA Equity Fellowship"Registration for the Equity in Action Summit is now open! This summit is a one-day virtual event on March 4, 11:00 AM-4:15 PM ET bringing together PreK-12 CS teachers for a call to action to transform our approach to providing equitable CS education rooted in justice. Engage in strategies to equip yourself with resources on representation, accessibility, and culturally sustaining pedagogies. Develop an action plan to increase CS education access to all students and empower them to use CS in a just way.
Registration is now open!
Digital Learning Day, March 15

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On March 15, join All4Ed to learn how educators across the country are utilizing digital learning tools to create authentic connections and personalized learning opportunities for every student, everywhere.
Accessible Tools for K12 CS Education

Most of the tools used in K12 computer science education are not accessible to students with disabilities, especially students who are blind or have low vision. In this webinar, we share about thelogo reading "Access CS for All" Quorum programming language, Blocks4All, and other tools that are accessible to students with disabilities. You'll also learn about resources to support teachers who have students with disabilities in their classes.

AccessCSforAll Webinar Recording
NASA's Neurodiversity Network Internship
NASA's Neurodiversity Network is accepting applications for summer interns to work on projects with NASA scientists. The goal of the N3 program is to provide experiences for neurodiverse students, specifically those on the autism spectrum, that will spark their interest in careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
Applications are due March 6th 2023
Advising for Future Ready Careers Webinar
On Thursday April 13, at 7:30pmET/6:30pmCT/5:30pmMT/4:30pmPT NCCSE’s Pauline Lake will be a guest speaker for the April Advising for Future-Ready Careers’ webinar, hosted by NCWIT Counselors for Computing (C4C). 
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Join Pauline to discuss how electronic textbooks (e-books) can help with learning Computer Science. High school and college students as well as educators have access to FREE interactive e-books, such as Mobile CSP and CSAwesome, on Runestone Academy to learn how to build their own mobile phone applications and learn Java – all you have to do is register (for FREE!) and get started. The e-books include readings, videos, tutorials, and exercises to guide you on your Computer Science journey. We will share how to access the e-books, additional resources, and more information on other Computer Science Education opportunities.
Registration for the Webinar is now OPEN
Sisters Rise Up with Dr. Barbara Ericson
University of Michigan logoThe research project, Sisters Rise Up, is currently accepting applications for a free online mentorship program for women of color who are taking an Advanced Placement Computer Science A course (CSA or CSP) during the 2022-2023 school year. It offers free remote help sessions led by undergraduate students from the University of Michigan. Two one-hour and two-three hour remote help sessions are offered. If you take the AP CS exam and send in your score by the end of August you will receive a $100 gift card for AP CSA or CSP. 
Apply for Sisters Rise Up
CSTA 2023 Annual Conference
CSTA's 2023 Virtual Conference this year will be held from July 11, 2023 to July 13, 2023. CSTA is returning to Hopin this year for increased access to the conference experience. 
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Register for the Conference
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