Project GUTS’ CS in Science workshop offers interactive instruction from an experienced GUTS facilitators including an introduction to computer science, pedagogy, curriculum overview, and practice with the StarLogo Nova programming environment. The CS in Science curriculum features: use of a block-based programming environment on the web (slnova.org); daily lesson plans for teachers, videos, and supplemental extension resources; a modular design that allows for a variety of classroom implementations; and alignment to national science (NGSS) and computer science (CSTA) standards.
Project GUTS is providing a week-long workshop for Middle School Science and Technology teachers, as part of Arizona's Computer Science PD week.
This is a week long training for Middle School Science and Technology teachers; and a simultaneous facilitator training and design workshop for returning teachers.
Teachers with GUTS will be offering a curriculum design workshop for returning Project GUTS Cohort 2 teachers. The workshop will be held the week of June 18, in Las Cruces, NM.
The Teachers with GUTS cohort 3 workshop will be held as part of the NM CS PD Week, June 4-8, 2018 in Albuquerque, NM. This workshop is open to NM teachers.
This will be our 3rd Facilitator Summit where our corps of national facilitators comes together to prepare for future workshops and sharpen our skills.
Friday: arrival in afternoon/evening, check in at hotel.
Saturday: Full day of planning and preparation - Group dinner
Sunday: Full day of planning and preparation - BBQ at Constitution Marina
Monday: Half-day of closing discussion and goals for the year.
Project GUTS was invited to participate in the NM EPSCoR Interdisciplinary Innovation Working Group (I-IWG) workshop on New Mexico Computational Science Pathway: an Integral Part of NM’s Cyberinfrastructure for Research and Education. At this workshop, participants will discuss computer science pathways in New Mexico (what currently exists in New Mexico? What populations are served by these? then begin to map out pathways, starting with K-12 through higher education and ending with employment.
One day refresher workshop for TwiG Cohort 2 participants.
Location: Centennial HIgh School
Link to Projects and Resources (Google Doc for workshop)
Teachers with GUTS will be offering a curriculum design workshop for returning Project GUTS teachers. The workshop will be held the week of July 31-August 4th at a location to be announced.
This summer, the Museum Institute for Teaching Science (MITS) will offer a one-week Summer Professional Development Institute in partnership with MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program. The July 31 – August 4, 2017 institute will provide an opportunity for middle and high school educators to use StarLogo Nova’s block programming platform and Imagination Toolbox curriculum materials to create computational models or simulations.