Maine is participating in GirlsGoCyberStart this year. This is a nice opportunity for your students to learn more about cybersecurity – a rapidly growing field for future employment and a great set of life skills!
The website explaining the program is available at GirlsGoCyberStart.com. Registration will begin on January 29 and end on February 16, 2018. The first 10,000 young women in high school who have registered by then, can play the game online from February 20 through February 25. No prior knowledge of cybersecurity is required. There's also no need to travel or cost to participate.
More information can be found in the media release:
Educate Maine and the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance are excited to announce that applications for Code.org’s Professional Learning Program for CS Principles and CS Discoveries are now open. If you are a middle or high school teacher and have an interest in teaching either of these courses in 2018-19, please apply today!
Code.org’s Professional Learning Program is a free, intensive, year-long professional learning program for middle and high school educators who are interested in teaching Code.org’s CS Discoveries (middle school) or CS Principles (high school) courses. These programs are designed to prepare educators to provide high quality instruction based on the curriculum, tools and approach to students in their classrooms.
Teachers who apply and are accepted to the program commit to:
Applications open on January 16 and close on March 30, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For more information and to apply, visit the Professional Learning page for CS Discoveries or CS Principles.
For more information or specific questions, please contact Angela Oechslie at Educate Maine firstname.lastname@example.org or Renee Charette at MMSA email@example.com.