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Professional Learning

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    Are you interested in providing high-quality computer science education at your school next year? We have opportunities for every student in grades PK-12 to engage in computer science concepts and practices. Click here for the Interest Form.

    Registration is open for our upcoming professional learning cohorts offered through our partnership with Code.org. Each cohort consists of a 1-week (5 day) training in the summer followed by 4 quarterly Saturday sessions during the 2018-19 school year. Please register if you intend to implement the Computer Science Discoveries course in grades 7-8 or the AP Computer Science Principles course in grades 9-12.

     

    COURSE NAME 

     

    COURSE DATE AND TIME


    Computer Science Discoveries Cohort

     


    6/11/2018 - 6/15/2018

    8:00 am - 3:00 pm

    AP Computer Science Principles Cohort

     

    6/11/2018 - 6/15/2018

    8:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Computer Science Discoveries Cohort

     

    6/25/2018 - 6/29/2018

    8:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Exploring Computer Science

     

    6/25/2018 - 6/29/2018

    8:00 am - 3:00 pm

     

    If you have further questions, please contact Dawn Guest-Johnson at dmg0923@lausd.net. Please share with all teachers who may be interested.

LAUSD Celebrates CSED Week

  • The Instructional Technology Initiative attended a special event to launch Computer Science (CS) Education Week 2017 and celebrate the accomplishments of the CS education community with a special focus on diversity. Peggy Johnson(Microsoft), Sheryl Sandberg (COO, Facebook), Susan Wojcicki (CEO, Youtube), and Hadi Partovi (CEO, Code.org) shared their journeys in computer science, provided updates on where we stand as a computer science education community, and announced commitments and pledges towards computer science education from around the world.

    The District’s commitment toward bringing computer science education to every student by 2025 was announced by Peggy Johnson.  L. A. Unified students, Crystal Reynaga and Angela Johana Garcia Pena, from Florence Nightingale Middle School were honored for their work on the “Find You App,” an app created for parents to find their children at any time, earning the Student Champions for Computer Science Award.  Lawrence Ramos from Emerson Community Charter Middle School earned a teacher award for bringing computer science education to his students with special needs.  Honors such as these demonstrate the District’s steadfast commitment to bringing computer science education to every student.

    On December 6th 2017, LAUSD kicked off Computer Science Education Week with an exciting event hosted by Bancroft Middle School and Performing Arts/STE[+a]M Magnets.  Bancroft MS celebrated Computer Science Education Week by engaging every sixth-grade student in an Hour of Code followed by a surprise visit along with inspirational speeches from NBA All Star player, Chris Bosh, and computer science advocate and Code.org CEO, Hadi Partovi.

ISTE Standards For Students

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    The ISTE Standards for Students are designed to empower student voice and ensure that learning is a student-driven process of exploration, creativity and discovery no matter where they or their teachers are in the thoughtful integration of ed tech. There are seven modules for students.

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Computer Science Education Team

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  • CS Professional Learning Catalog Spring 2018





The Status of CS

CS Education Week in LAUSD