PUMP-CS Project

Overview

CS Fundamentals (grades K-5)

Code.org's Computer Science (CS) Fundamentals curriculum is implemented within the Code Studio online education platform, and includes both "unplugged" (no computer required) lessons and online content and puzzles. This completely free curriculum consists of six courses for grades K to 5, each of which has about 16 hours of instruction that may be implemented as one unit or over the course of a semester.

Teacher workshops are offered regularly at no cost for teachers across Wisconsin; five current workshop facilitators provide coverage in western, southern, and northeastern Wisconsin, as well as the Milwaukee area. Please contact us at code@marquette.edu for more information.

PD: 1-day workshop
When: Offered regularly throughout year
Where: Regular intervals at Marquette. Free local workshops on request.
Cost: Curriculum freely available. No cost to participants.
Status: Ongoing. See https://code.org/professional-development-workshops
Future: Will continue in 2019-20.

CS Discoveries (grades 7-9)

If you are a Wisconsin middle school teacher (grades 7, 8 and/or 9) interested in teaching Computer Science, apply for the Computer Science Discoveries (CSD) Professional Learning Program.

Code.org and Marquette University are now pleased to welcome middle school teacher applications from Wisconsin for the 2019-2020 school year.

Curriculum: CS Discoveries is a full-year introductory computer science survey course, which can also be implemented as two standalone semesters. The course takes a wide lens on computer science by covering topics such as programming, physical computing, HTML/CSS, and data. Students are empowered to create authentic artifacts and engage with CS as a medium for creativity, communication, problem solving, and fun.

Program Structure: This year-long professional learning program begins with a 5-day summer workshop. During the school year, continuing professional development includes 20 hours of online, self-paced content, and 4 days of in-person Saturday workshops (dates TBD) to be held quarterly. Workshops are planned for Milwaukee, Green Bay, La Crosse, and Baraboo, (dates TBD).

Requirements: Teachers must be certified middle school teachers in any discipline. Teachers must apply to participate. (See below.) Preference will be given to teachers who teach at a middle school that schedules CSD to be offered in the academic year following their first summer workshop.

Costs: The cost of the CS Discoveries program is $1,530 for travelers (teachers who need to stay on campus during the workshop) and $990 for commuters. Full and partial scholarships are available to cover program costs for many eligible applicants, thanks to generous support from Code.org, National Science Foundation, and others. Curriculum materials are freely available. A moderate investment in equipment (Circuit Playground Arduinos) may be necessary for schools that intend to implement Unit 6, "The Internet of Things".

PD: Year-long professional learning.
When: 5-day in summer: Green Bay - July 8-12, 2019; La Crosse - TBD, 2019; Milwaukee - July 22-26, 2019; Baraboo area - (tentative) TBD, 2019,
online and local 1-day quarterlies at local sites in school year (dates TBD)
Where: Green Bay, La Crosse, Milwaukee, and Baraboo
Cost: Curriculum freely available.
Workshop program (9 days) $1,530 [travellers] / $990 [commuters].
Status: Accepting applications beinning January, 2019, at
https://code.org/educate/professional-learning/cs-discoveries
Future: Next cohort expected in 2020-21.

Exploring Computer Science (grades 9-10)

Exploring Computer Science (ECS) is a nationally recognized CS curriculum that targets students in grades 9-10. ECS was developed as a curriculum intended for all students. Just as most high school students take courses in Algebra or English, ECS is intended as a general introduction to computer science suitable for most high school students. Participants will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in both the content and the pedagogy of the ECS Curriculum. All participants will also have access to resources developed by the PUMP-CS team as well as on-going support for classroom implementation of the ECS curriculum.

Teachers must apply to participate. (See below.) Preference will be given to teachers who teach at a high school that schedules ECS to be offered in the academic year following their first summer workshop.

PD: Year-long professional learning.
When: 5-days in summer (July 22-26, 2019),
virtual department meetings and 1-day quarterlies in school year (dates TBD)
Where: Marquette in Milwaukee
Cost: Curriculum freely available.
No cost to Milwaukee Public Schools teachers, who are also eligible for compensation for their time.
For non-MPS teachers, workshop cost is $150 for commuters, and $400 for participants who wish to stay on campus for the week in summer.
Status: Accepting applications at https://goo.gl/forms/eZLMl8xPFFRb2LUk2
Future: 2019-20 may be final year grant covers costs for MPS teachers. ECS is expected to be available with registration fee in 2020-21.

Beauty and Joy of Computing (grades 10-12)

The Beauty and Joy of Computing (BJC) is a computer science curriculum for high school students. BJC emphasizes the joy and complexity of creating visual computer programs and applications. BJC is balanced with critical reflection on the impacts of new computing technology. BJC is an AP Computer Science Principles course supported by the NSF and endorsed by the College Board and Code.org.

BJC uses Snap! (based on Scratch), one of the friendliest programming languages. It is purely graphical, which means programming involves simply dragging blocks around and building bigger blocks out of smaller blocks. Snap! features first class lists and first class procedures. These capabilities make Snap! suitable for high school students.

BJC is in 100+ high schools across the US and in Europe, Australia and Asia. BJC has been adopted by TEALS nationwide and the New York City Department of Education, the largest school district in the country. BJC is learned by thousands of students online through edX.

BJC follows the AP CS Principles framework with a programming-heavy focus and deep exploration into social implications of computing.

We offer a PD for high school teachers from all backgrounds (no prior CS experience necessary). One week recommended pre-PD work, one week face-to-face and a final online week for any wrap-up needed. Teachers whose schools commit to offer BJC the following year are encouraged to sign up.

PD: One week recommended pre-PD work, one week face-to-face and a final online week
When: 5-day face-to-face in summer (Milwaukee: July 22-26, 2019)
Where: Marquette in Milwaukee
Cost: Curriculum freely available.
Workshop program (5 days) $75 registration fee
Status: Accepting applications through May 31 at
https://bjc.berkeley.edu/summer-pd
Future: Next cohort may run in 2020-21.
Note: Teaching this course requires a CS license (405/1405) in Wisconsin.

Code.org CS Principles (grades 10-12)

If you are a Wisconsin high school computer science teacher interested in adopting the Code.org curriculum for Computer Science Principles (CSP), apply for the Wisconsin CSP Professional Learning Program.

Code.org and Marquette University are now pleased to welcome high school teacher applications from Wisconsin for the 2019-2020 school year.

Curriculum: The College Board's Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) exam launched in 2017. Code.org is recognized by the College Board as an endorsed provider of curriculum and professional development for AP CSP. Learn more about the curriculum at https://code.org/educate/csp/.

Program Structure: This year-long professional learning program begins with a 5-day summer workshop. During the school year, continuing professional development includes 20 hours of online, self-paced content, and 4 days of in-person Saturday workshops (dates TBD) to be held quarterly.

Requirements: Teachers must be certified high school computer science teachers (405/1405 license), or be prepared to apply for an emergency CS license to teach out of area while working towards the CS license.

AP CSP is an advanced computer science course, primarily intended for 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. While prior course work in CS is not absolutely required, many students will be more likely to succeed if they have had access to introductory courses, such as Exploring Computer Science (ECS) earlier in high school, or CS Discoveries (CSD) in middle school.

Teachers must apply to participate. (See below.) Preference will be given to teachers who teach at a high school that schedules CSP to be offered in the academic year following their first summer workshop.

Costs: The cost of the CS Principles program is $1,530 for travelers (teachers who need to stay on campus during the workshop) and $990 for commuters. Full and partial scholarships are available to cover program costs for many eligible applicants, thanks to generous support from Code.org, National Science Foundation, and others. Curriculum materials are freely available. No special equipment is required, but typical computers (or Chromebooks) will be needed by students in the course.

PD: Year-long professional learning.
When: 5-day in summer (Green Bay: July 8-12, 2019; Milwaukee: July 22-26, 2019),
online and local 1-day quarterlies in school year (dates TBD)
Where: Milwaukee, Green Bay
Cost: Curriculum freely available.
Workshop program (9 days) $1,530 [travellers] / $990 [commuters].
Status: Accepting applications beginning in January at
https://code.org/educate/professional-learning/cs-principles
Future: Next cohort will run in 2020-21.
Note: Teaching this course requires a CS license (405/1405) in Wisconsin.

Alternative License Pathway

A partnership between Milwaukee Teacher Education Center (MTEC) and Marquette has created an approved alternative certification pathway for existing teachers to add on the CS license, without having to quit their day jobs and go back to college full time. This program will be appropriate for EA-A and MC-A teachers in other content areas who wish to add the CS license, as well as for teachers with the CS license who wish to hone their pedagogy. It is designed to support teachers all over the state, not just in the metro areas. For more information, please see CSI@MTEC: http://www.mteconline.org/certification.html.

Wisconsin Computer Science Educators Summit

CSTA WI-Dairyland presents our Fourth Annual All-Day Computer Science Educators Summit on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in Green Lake, WI. This summit will offer multiple strands including high school, middle school, elementary school and counselors.

Register : Save the Date - May 1, 2019 more details on registration coming soon!

Inquiries: Joe Kmoch joe@jkmoch.com or Linnea Logan linnea.logan@wfbschools.com

Dairyland High School Programming Competition
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The Wisconsin-Dairyland chapter of the CSTA, in conjunction with the Marquette University chapters of ACM and UPE, welcomes high school students with Java or Scratch programming experience to participate in a morning of computer science problem solving and/or storytelling.

About

CSF, CSD and CSP professional learning are all made possible through support from Code.org and their regional partner in Wisconsin, which is Marquette University.

ECS, TCS, the new Alternative License Pathway, and the annual CS Educators Summit at Green Lake have all been made possible with National Science Foundation support through awards CNS 1339392 (Marquette) and CNS 1339179 (UW-La Crosse). Continuing support in 2017 through 2019 is under award CNS-1640217 for Marquette, in collaboration with UW-Milwaukee and Milwaukee Public Schools.

Your Wisconsin-Dairyland chapter of the CSTA is a silent partner helping to advise and secure funding for all of these efforts.