Montana teachers -- Summer 2020 PD

We will offer four unique professional development opportunities in JBC, Mobile CSP, Python for Math & Science, and Game Programming during the summer of 2020. All classes are geared towards Montana high school and middle school teachers who would like to offer these courses in their local schools. Professional development will be in June 2020 at various locations around the state. See the flyer below for more details. A limited number of stipends and travel support are available -- Register Early to increase your chances of being accepted.

We are now an OPI Professional Development Provider, so you can earn up to 40 renewal credits per class! See https://opi.mt.gov/

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Joy and Beauty of Computing (JBC) -- Billings, MT (June 15-19, 2020)

JBC (Joy and Beauty of Computing) offers students an overview of the world of computing, as well as a gentle introduction to computational thinking using the Python programming language. It examines the computing field and how it impacts the human condition, and introduces exciting ideas and influential people. Details about the course curriculum can be found at Schedule, Topics & Assignments.

Questions? Contact  jbraun@mtech.edu

Mobile CSP -- Great Falls (June 15-19, 2020)

Mobile CSP is based on the College Board's emerging Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Principles curriculum framework for introductory computer science. Students will learn computer science by building socially useful mobile apps. In addition to programming and computer science principles, the course is project-based and emphasizes writing, communication, collaboration, and creativity.  Details about the course curriculum can be found at mobilecsp.org 

Questions? Contact  stacy_dolderer@gfps.k12.mt.us

Python for Math & Science -- Missoula (June 23-25, 2020)

Learn how to integrate modules that emphasize Python programming and computational thinking into high school science and math classes. Modules are fully developed and ready to go. They vary in length and difficulty. Opportunities to develop custom modules for your own classes will be provided and supported. Note that this class is only 3 days.

Questions? Contact  yolanda.reimer@mso.umt.edu

Game Programming -- Missoula (June 22-26, 2020)

Game programming using Unity.

Questions? Contact  hunter.lloyd@montana.edu