Registration is now open for UW CSE’s popular CS4HS professional development workshop for educators to be held July 6-8 on the University of Washington’s Seattle campus.
CS4HS is designed for teachers who have no previous computer science knowledge or programming experience. Aimed at middle and high school math and science teachers, CS4HS offers three action-packed days of insights and best practices that empower educators to incorporate computational thinking into their teaching and inspire their students’ curiosity about this rapidly expanding field.
Workshop participants learn computational problem solving and acquire the vocabulary to share these concepts in the classroom. They also gain an understanding of the relationship between computer science and other disciplines and how to convey the field’s impact on people and communities in a way that engages and excites students.
Don’t take our word for it, though—check out the testimonials from past CS4HS participants:
“I was super impressed with the caliber of speakers and information…This was a ‘class act’ in every way. Even the food was impressive!”
“As a high school Math teacher I was curious and excited to learn how this workshop on Computer Science might prove useful in my class. In the end, I can say absolutely that this workshop changed my teaching.”
“This was the most fun I’ve had in a professional development, EVER!”
Educators earn 20 clock hours from the Washington Science Teachers Association for attending the workshop. That, plus a continental breakfast and lunch each day, a welcome reception on the evening of the opening day, parking or transit reimbursement, and dorm accommodation for out-of-town participants, is included in the $50 registration fee.
CS4HS is a joint undertaking between UW CSE, Carnegie Mellon University, and Tim Bell’s CS Unplugged. Since 2007, nearly 500 Washington educators have completed the workshop in order to incorporate computer science into their classrooms. Teachers interested in attending CS4HS this summer can learn more and register here.