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Posted by Kevin St. Onge on 2/26/2021 8:00:00 AM

GET-IT Connection Summit - On the Road!

Michigan Council of Women in Technology

If your students missed our 2020 Connection Summit, here's another chance for high school girls to develop professional skills and learn from our live IT Panel of businesswomen about technology innovations, careers and educational opportunities in tech.  This event will be a combination of rebroadcast videos and live, interactive sessions. 

 Date: March 9, 2021

Time: 3:00 - 6:00 pm

GET-IT Connection Summit Registration - Registration Site

 

Michigan Council of Women in Technology

MCWT Robotics Grants

MCWT supports girls in grades 4-12 by offering a series of $500 grants to all-girl teams participating in Robofest at Lawrence Technological University.  Applications being accepted now!

 MCWT Robotics Grant Applications - Apply Here

 GET-IT Program - Afterschool Club for Girls

Girls Exploring Together - Information Technology

GET-IT stands for Girls Exploring Together - Information Technology. It is an after-school team activity designed to encourage middle and high school girls to consider and ultimately pursue a career in information technology. The program runs from September through the end of the school year.  Students involved in the program explore a growing career field while enhancing their math and science skills, and confidence. GET-IT helps prepare them for college, strengthening teamwork, problem-solving and organization abilities. 

 GET-IT Program - Information Page

MCWT Initiatives - Technology Programs for Girls

 Questions or Discussion - Contact Tammy Doroshewitz @ tammy.doroshewitz@mcwt.org

 


Connect Industry to the CS Classroom

Microsoft TEALS-

Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) is a Microsoft Philanthropies program that connects existing classroom teachers with industry professionals to create a sustainable CS program at your school. The industry professionals provide the content to the teacher and the students, while the classroom teacher guides the lesson planning and takes on the role of lead learner. This unique professional development model empowers teachers to learn computer science from an expert in the field and eventually teach courses on their own. Many TEALS schools have teachers that have trained with code.org and find that the combination of our programs has been beneficial to student success.

 We are currently accepting partner school applications for the 2021-22 school year. You can access the application at Microsoft.com/TEALS.

Check out our brochure

Questions or Discussion - 

Nitza Harpe (she, her)

nitza@tealsk12.org | 313.466.2102

Regional Manager, Michigan

TEKSYSTEMS

Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS Program              

Computer science in every high school

Matt Williams (He/Him/His)

Matthew@tealsk12.org I 313-246-1290

Regional Manager, Detroit, MI | TEKsystems

Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS Program

Computer science in every high school

Chuck Morgan (He/Him/His)

Chuck@tealsk12.org I 313-774-3041

Regional Manager, Detroit, MI | TEKsystems

Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS Program

Computer science in every high school

 



Computer Science Workshops

Code.org 

The MiSTEM Network is excited to share multiple no cost opportunities to learn about computer science and implement curriculum at your district. Code.org provides curriculum and professional learning for AP Computer Science Principles (HS), CS Discoveries (MS), and CS Fundamentals (Elem). These robust professional learning opportunities will equip instructors with the necessary tools to implement new courses regardless of the educators background in computer science. 

 Join the growing 600+ Code.org educator network in Michigan!

 

Middle & High School - Summer Workshop Details.

This is a robust five day summer series followed by four follow up workshops throughout the school year to implement middle or high school computer science curriculum. 

 

Elementary Workshop - Spring Workshop

This is a 12-hour virtual learning series that instructors can learn how to implement computer science lessons at the elementary level. Great for first time computer science instruction.

 

Questions or Discussion - Contact Larry Wyn - wynlar@gvsu.edu