RUSMP has been selected by Code.org to be a local hub for Code.org professional learning and computer science (CS) education for K-12 teachers to expand pre-college students' access to CS. Code.org is a national nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to CS and, in particular, to increasing the participation of women and underrepresented ethnic minority students in CS. Additional funding for RUSMP CS programs has been generously provided by WeTeach_CS Collaborative and Schlumberger.
Upcoming Events: WeTeach_CS Certification Prep 2-day Workshop (March 13-14) [ information ] FULL
RUSMP WeTeach_CS Collaborative (Spring - Summer 2017)
The Rice University School Mathematics Project (RUSMP), in collaboration with WeTeach_CS at UT Austin and Code.org, is supporting a cohort of secondary CS Houston ISD teachers during the Spring and Summer of 2017. (more...)
2017-2018 Computer Science Professional Learning Programs
Schlumberger Code.org Computer Science in Algebra Program [ information ] FULL
Schlumberger Code.org Computer Science in Science Program [ information ] [ application ] FULL
Code.org Computer Science Discoveries Program: [ information ] FULL
Code.org AP Computer Science Principles Program: [ information ] [ application ] (Scroll down to bottom of page.) Deadline has been extended to April 14!
Applications for all Code.org Professional Learning Programs are OPEN, and there is no cost to participate in any of these four programs.
Teachers who apply and are accepted to the CS Discoveries or CS Principles programs commit to:
- Attend the five-day, in-person summer workshop, both in Houston: CS Discoveries will be from June 19-23, and CS Principles will be from June 26-30;
- Attend four one-day, in-person workshops during the 2017-2018 academic year in Houston (on Saturdays);
- Engage in 20 hours of on-line PD;
- Teach the course during the 2017-18 school year; and
- Support the recruitment and enrollment of a diverse group of students in the course, representative of the school’s overall student population.
Teachers who apply and are accepted to the CS in Algebra or CS in Science programs will receive stipends ($25 per hour).
Code.org Resources for Elementary School Teachers
Code.org K-5 courses blend online, self-guided, and self-paced tutorials with “unplugged” activities that require no computer at all! To help teachers implement Code.org's free curriculum for grades K-5, Code.org offers high-quality, 1-day workshops for educators and content-area teachers. To find and register for a local workshop, visit https://code.org/professional-development-workshops and type in the city you reside in.
Questions? Email Alice Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org