Summer Updates 2021
Revitalization ties together the elements of this extraordinary professional development opportunity:
Revitalization of YOU - as a person -- as an educator -- as you head in to the new school year
Nearby Data Project Info Session - Opportunity for MS and HS teachers
The Nearby Data Project will support middle and high school teachers in developing and implementing ways for their students to not only understand big data systems, but also to explore how their data is being used and how data is being used to represent them. In addition, this model encourages students to notice, wonder and explore how data is represented on both a macro and micro scale. Rather than taking every data visualization as infallible fact, students will examine the origin of the datasets and seek out more questions than answers about the way the data is represented and the story that it tells.
Teachers participating in the Nearby Data Project will receive a stipend along with resources for implementation in their classrooms.
Questions: Reach out to Lou Karas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-336-8162
Info Session: Monday, July 19, 2021 from 10:00 - 11:30 AM (via Zoom)
Info and Registration for Information Session: https://forms.gle/YaGFkvYaKyadnMaJ6
PittEd Justice Collective Community Meet-Up
You’re invited to this free, open, virtual event to meet with educators, activists, caregivers, and community organizations who advocate and work for justice in our teaching and learning spaces. Educators here in the greater Pittsburgh region and across the country are welcome and warmly encouraged to attend.
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Time: 2 - 3 PM ET (online)
About PittEd Justice Collective: The PittEd Justice Collective is a working group at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education that is engaged in anti-racist, justice-directed initiatives. We proudly work with and learn from students, faculty, staff, alumni, families, youth, and district and community partners. All are welcome to participate.
State of Black Learning Conference
About: Historically, education has been seen as a ‘one size fits all’ system for students. Research shows this is not the case with Black students. Whether considering a child’s home life or integrating a learning strategy to enhance student engagement, it is essential to hone in on the ways in which educators interact with and teach Black students. SBL is designed to increase educator effectiveness and provide the tools necessary to help participants address all of the factors that improve student outcomes and help Black children learn.
Date: August 12 - 13, 2021
Info and Registration: https://stateofblacklearning.com/
CodeJoy: Free Summer CodeJoy Shows with Summer Maker Camp!
About: Kelsey and Matt from CodeJoy will be offering free shows highlighting robotics, coding, and making as part of Maker Camp 2021.
New shows each week:
Robot Mini Golf: July 12 - 16
Robot Aerobics: July 19 - 23
Robot Memories: July 26 - 31
Robot Rovers: August 2 - 6
Robot Relaxation: August 9 - 12
Register: Become a Community Partner: https://makercamp.com/. It’s free and takes about 10 minutes! Who can be a Community Partner? Anyone! A summer camp, a library group, a pod of learners at home, a single kid and parent! Then, look for an email from Maker Camp with instructions on how to complete your registration. Email that address with any questions, issues or concerns.
IU1 Summer Institute
The 2021 IU1 Virtual Summer Institute is a two-day institute of collaboration, workshops, and communication. Via Zoom, learn from local educators and be inspired this summer through engaging, interactive online workshops for educators that offer a variety of effective strategies that enhance your classroom instruction as you begin a new school year.
Dates: August 3 - 4, 2021
Info and Registration: https://sites.google.com/iu1.org/iu1summerinstitute
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CodeJoy Virtual Student Sessions
January 9-13, 2023
Click HERE to view available sessions!
Upcoming ABC CREATE Events
CodeJoy Teacher PD
Botlucks @ PSNK
March 22, 4:15-6:15 pm
Botlucks @ ARIN IU
March 30, 4:15-6:15 pm
April 4, 4:15-6:15 pm
Click HERE to register for a Robot Potluck session!