Spring Computer Science Workshop Series

CS+ Spring Series

The Mendocino County Office of Education invites you and your colleagues to participate in a series of three Spring CS+ Orientation workshops to explore ways to integrate Computer Science into your K-12 classroom. DOWNLOAD THE THREE-PART WORKSHOP FLIER HERE (PDF) (Scroll below to download individual workshop fliers)

Please consider joining us for:

Orientation Workshop Dates and Time Sign Up Link
CS+ Unplugged February 28th from 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Register HERE

  • Activate background knowledge and develop a shared understanding about computer science education and K-12 standards
  • Experience Unplugged computer science using content and activities from CS Unplugged
  • Explore CS Unplugged activities and create a plan to try them out with your students
  • DOWNLOAD A WORKSHOP FLIER HERE (PDF)
CS+ Plugged Activities March 13th from 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Register HERE

  • Experience real-life scenarios relating to CS concepts: Algorithms and Programming
  • Connect activities to California's CS standards and a K-2 to 9-12 standard progression
  • Explore CS web-based activities and consider effective strategies to transition from unplugged to plugged activities
  • DOWNLOAD A WORKSHOP FLIER HERE (PDF)
CS+ Artificial Intelligence March 27th from 4:00pm to 5:30pm Register HERE
  • Activate background knowledge and develop a shared understanding of teaching about and with Artificial Intelligence
  • Experience Artificial Intelligence activities that connect to California's CS standards
  • Explore AI web-based resources to teach about and with AI and create a plan to try them out with your students
  • DOWNLOAD A WORKSHOP FLIER HERE (PDF)
Please note that a similar series of workshops was offered earlier this year. Content has been updated and revised, and past participants may consider joining us for further review.

These workshops are open to any/all California educators free of charge. No prior experience with Computer Science is necessary!

This is also an exciting opportunity for California teachers to be compensated for engaging in Computer Science professional learning and is provided through Region 2’s work in the Computer Science Educator Workforce Investment Grant: Seasons of CS. Our synchronous learning sessions are coupled with 90 minutes of asynchronous activity to be completed independently. Teachers completing both components will be compensated $125.

You must register for each workshop individually by clicking on the associated registration links. Kindly be aware there is a limited capacity for each workshop, and seats fill up rapidly. We strongly encourage early registration.

Please contact Rebecca Bailey at rbailey@mcoe.us or Mindy Keegan at mkeegan@mcoe.us if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you!"Computer science education not only enables students to understand how their digital world works, but it also encourages critical thinking and discussion around the broader ethical and social implications, including questions related to the growing capabilities of technology." (California Department of Education. (2018). K-12 computer science standards- introduction. Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division. https://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/computerscicontentstds.asp)