Traditional PD

Traditional PD

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TEALS a Microsoft Philanthropies initiative

Organization/institution URL: www.tealsk12.org

Primary contact: Tracey Wilson

Primary contact’s position: Regional Manager

Primary contact’s email: tracey@tealsk12.org 

PD Program Name: TEALS

Program Description: Partners Industry volunteers with classroom teachers to Co-Teach CS courses while the teacher learns the content.

Program Format: 2-5 days a weeks in classroom support

Average cost per participant: $0 – $5000

Prior teacher experience requirement: 1-2 Years teaching any subject

Internet access requirements: Constant online access

Computing device requirements: Classroom must have devices

Geographical serving area: West Metro Atlanta, East Metro Atlanta, North Georgia

How many times this program is offered per year: Continual support

Estimated number of participants reached each year: 340+ schools Nationally

Curricular Area of Training: Computer Science Priciples, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, Other

PD Service Area?: High School teachers

Description of the organization: TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) helps high schools throughout the US build and grow sustainable computer science programs. In its proven program, TEALS pairs trained computer science professionals from across the technology industry with classroom teachers to team-teach computer science. Industry volunteers and partner teachers create a ripple effect, impacting the students they teach, and the many students who will study CS in the future. TEALS was started in 2009 by Microsoft employee Kevin Wang, who developed and ran the program in his spare time, and is supported by Microsoft Philanthropies.

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honorCode

Organization/institution URL: www.honorcodeatl.org

Primary contact: Jeffrey Martín

Primary contact’s position: President and CEO

Primary contact’s email: jeffrey@honorcodeatl.org

PD Program Name: honorCode Teacher Academy

Program Description:

Program Format: 150 hours spread out over the course of an academic year. 40 during one week of June and 80 hours throughout the year.

Average cost per participant: $1500-$2000

Prior teacher experience requirement: No prior experience required

Internet access requirements: Constant online access

Computing device requirements: Must Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Geographical serving area: West Metro Atlanta, East Metro Atlanta

How many times this program is offered per year: Continual support

Estimated number of participants reached each year: 30

Curricular Area of Training: Middle school computer science, Elementary computer science or computational thinking, CS integration, Web Design or Development, Other

PD Service Area?: All teachers

Description of the organization: honorCode provides curriculum and training to bring computer science and social emotional learning into the general K12 classroom

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Georgia Tech EarSketch-CEISMC

Organization/institution URL: https://earsketch.gatech.edu/landing/#/

Primary contact: Douglas Edwards

Primary contact’s position: Research Associate II

Primary contact’s email: doug.edwards@ceismc.gatech.edu

PD Program Name: EarSketch: Programming through Music Remixing

Program Description: EarSketch is a STEM + Art (STEAM) intervention that teaches computer programming through music mixing. The programming platform was developed by Georgia Tech professors Jason Freeman and Brian Magerko. CEISMC has partnered with EarSketch as part of a National Science Foundation (NSF Award #1417835) DRK-12 project to create a high school Computer Science Principles course curriculum that includes EarSketch, to create professional development for teachers, and to implement the program in diverse schools within Georgia. CEISMC has also worked with EarSketch with upper elementary and middle school students to build the CS pipeline.

Program Format: We do a blended 20 hour online with 3 full face-to-face PD days, with 2 follow-on sessions throughout the year with CSP teachers. We also do an all online facilitated PD available to any K-12 teacher during the summer.

Average cost per participant: 1500

Prior teacher experience requirement: No prior experience required

Internet access requirements: Constant online access

Computing device requirements: Must Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Geographical serving area: West Metro Atlanta, East Metro Atlanta, South Georgia, national all online PD

How many times this program is offered per year: Continual support

Estimated number of participants reached each year: 55 teachers

Curricular Area of Training: CS Pedagogy, Computer Science Priciples, AP Computer Science Principles, Middle school computer science, Elementary computer science or computational thinking

PD Service Area?: high school, middle school, and upper elementary

Description of the organization: The Georgia Tech EarSketch/Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC) partnership develops curriculum and teacher professional development to increase STEAM interest and achievement for all students by integrating computer science and music remixing.

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STEAM StartUp

Organization/institution URL: www.steamstartup.com

Primary contact: Patrice Barlow

Primary contact’s position: President

Primary contact’s email: team@steamstartup.com

PD Program Name: YouScience

Program Description: YouScience is a patent pending algorithm combining aptitudes, interests, and 21st century careers to make the highest quality career pathway and educational recommendations. Previously, this was only available through professional counselors costing thousands of dollars. There are 5-to-8 minute performance based exercises online for each aptitude to capture true areas of highest potential. By combining aptitudes (what you naturally do well) AND interests (what you like doing), we match you to your best-fit personalized career path. Results will show exactly where your personal abilities are best aligned with over 500 career options, and it’s all in one online experience.

Program Format: It takes 90 minutes to complete exercises to receive your assessment. However, once you register you have remote access to your account via a mobile device.

Average cost per participant: 50

Prior teacher experience requirement: No prior experience required

Internet access requirements: Constant online access

Computing device requirements: Must Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Geographical serving area: West Metro Atlanta, East Metro Atlanta, South Georgia, Central Georgia, North Georgia, USO/ Military Families

How many times this program is offered per year: Continual support

Estimated number of participants reached each year: 250

Curricular Area of Training: CS Pedagogy, Middle school computer science, Elementary computer science or computational thinking, CS integration, Game Design, Web Design or Development

PD Service Area?: High School, Middle School, Elementary School, School leadership

Description of the organization: STEAM Startup is designed to excite and empower participants igniting a genuine passion for teaching and learning. This program builds upon the ideas of developing passion and visions, through real-world applications and innovation of STEAM concepts. With more than 30 million never-heard of jobs steadily approaching us, we must prepare ourselves and young people with the skills to be sustainable in the workforce and successful in business.

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CEISMC at Georgia Tech

Organization/institution URL: https://ceismc.gatech.edu/ 

Primary contact: Chris Thompson

Primary contact’s position: Associate Director

Primary contact’s email: chris.thompson@ceismc.gatech.edu

PD Program Name: Code.org Regional Partner

Program Description: Organize delivery of EL, MS & HS teacher PD related to Code.org curriculum.

Program Format: 5 day summer intensive followed by 4 ongoing support session throughout the school year for MS & HS, 1 day year round for EL.

Average cost per participant: Free

Prior teacher experience requirement: No prior experience required

Internet access requirements: Occasional online access

Computing device requirements: Must Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Geographical serving area: West Metro Atlanta, East Metro Atlanta, South Georgia, Central Georgia, North Georgia, Statewide

How many times this program is offered per year: Summer and throughout school year.

Estimated number of participants reached each year: 60-100

Curricular Area of Training: CS Pedagogy, Computer Science Priciples, AP Computer Science Principles, Middle school computer science, Elementary computer science or computational thinking, Other

PD Service Area?: High School, Middle School, Elementary School, School leadership

Description of the organization: Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC – K-12 outreach center at Georgia Tech)

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Project Lead The Way

Organization/institution URL: www.pltw.org

Primary contact: David Woods

Primary contact’s position: Director of School Engagement

Primary contact’s email: dwoods@pltw.org

PD Program Name: Project Lead The Way Professional Development for PLTW Launch (K-5), PLTW Gateway (6-8), and PLTW Computer Science (9-12)

Program Description: PLTW immerses K-12 teachers in a hands-on, collaborative learning environment that challenges them to look at their classrooms in a new way. Teachers take on the role of a student, engage in in-depth exploration of PLTW coursework, and gain invaluable experience to take back to their classrooms. PLTW helps teachers build skills and confidence around activity-, project-, and problem-based (APB) learning; prepares educators to become facilitators and coaches; and empowers them to bring learning to life through their PLTW program. PLTW also provides teachers with comprehensive support and classroom resources throughout the year.

Program Format: Trainings are offered online and onsite, with multiple timing and location options. Duration for onsite training varies by grade level. Launch (K-5): 2 Days to receive Classroom teacher credential, and 2 days to receive Lead Teacher credential; PLTW Gateway (6-8): 5 days per unit, with two CS units available – App Creators and CS for Innovators and Makers; PLTW Computer Science (9-12): 2 weeks per year-long course, with four year-long courses available – Computer Science Essentials, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Computer Science A and Cybersecurity.

Average cost per participant: PLTW Launch (K-5): $500 Classroom Teacher and $700 Lead Teacher; PLTW Gateway (6-8): $1,200; PLTW Computer Science (9-12): $2,400.

Prior teacher experience requirement: No prior experience required

Internet access requirements: Constant online access

Computing device requirements: Must Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Geographical serving area: West Metro Atlanta, East Metro Atlanta, South Georgia, Central Georgia, North Georgia

How many times this program is offered per year: Continual support

Estimated number of participants reached each year: Across all PLTW pathways (computer science, engineering, and biomedical science) and grade levels (K-12), PLTW trained more than 10,000 teachers in 2017.

Curricular Area of Training: CS Pedagogy, Computer Science Priciples, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, Middle school computer science, Elementary computer science or computational thinking, CS integration, Game Design, Web Design or Development, Networking, Other

PD Service Area?: High School, Middle School, Elementary School, School leadership

Description of the organization: Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. PLTW empowers students to develop in-demand, transportable knowledge and skills through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. PLTW’s teacher training and resources support teachers as they engage their students in real-world learning. More than 10,500 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia offer PLTW programs. For more information on Project Lead The Way, visit pltw.org.

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