MCIU Workshop

Our friends at the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit are hosting for a workshop in cybersecurity for middle and high school teachers!  The middle school workshop is 12/12 and the high school workshop is 12/13 (both 9am-3pm).  These will take place at the MCIU headquarters in Norristown PA. 
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Free Tech Training for High Schoolers

Launchpad Philly is a free tech training program available for all 11th and 12th graders city-wide. Their mission is to connect high schoolers to high paying careers in the tech industry. The program is 2.5 years, paid, and equips students with coding skills, work-ready soft skills, industry certifications, and up to 30 college credits. More info is attached. If you are interested in employer partnership or volunteering, please reach out to our executive director Dannyelle Austin (
Free Tech Training for High Schoolers 2023-10-18 04:00:00Z 0

Youth Engineering Solutions Teacher Educator Institute

Out-of-school time leaders will engage in the Museum of Science, Boston’s Youth Engineering Solutions Out-of-School engineering curriculum as they prepare to lead professional learning sessions for out-of-school educators. MOS staff will lead educators in a hands-on experience with one curriculum unit. Throughout, participants will pause to reflect on their experience from an educator and student perspective. We will provide participants with free access to the digital resources (including the curricular materials, slides, and handouts), and a materials kit for one unit, and support them as they host their own workshops.

NOTE: This training is being offered just prior to the EMPOWER 2023, Pennsylvania's OST Conference which is being held at the same location on December 7-9.  

Act 48 credit will be offered for this session. Please be sure to provide your PPID in order to receive the credit.


Registration is open for this event until Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 10:00 am.

Youth Engineering Solutions Teacher Educator Institute 2023-10-18 04:00:00Z 0

Upcoming Princeton ACM/ IEEE Computer Society Meetings and Events


   Computer Graphics Film Show -- SIGGRAPH Video Review

It’s time again to kick off our season of meetings with the annual computer graphics film show, featuring the latest and greatest computer animations direct from the ACM SIGGRAPH conference held this summer. Our expert commentator, Prof. Adam Finkelstein, will provide more information about the computer graphics techniques used in these films.

Adam Finkelstein is a professor in the Princeton University Department of Computer Science.  He is one of the organizers of the art of science exhibition at Princeton.  Finkelstein earned his masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Washington. His awards include the NSF CAREER Award and an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and he is a Fellow of the ACM.

   Date: Thursday October 19, 2023, 8:15pm EDT
     (Note:  Refreshments and networking start early – at 7:30 pm.
       See the “Celebration of Mind” announcement below.)
   Place: HYBRID MEETING (both in-person and online)
   In-person: Friend Center Auditorium, Room 101
        Princeton University, 79 William St., Princeton NJ
   How to register for the online meeting:
     * Send email to
     * OR Register on (
   Information: Dennis Mancl (908) 285-1066
   On-line meeting notice:

Princeton ACM / IEEE Computer Society meetings for the 2023-24 season will be "hybrid." You have a choice: attend the talk in-person, or view the meeting online from home.  To join the online, you must register in advance, and you will receive an email with instructions for how to connect to the talk.

All Princeton ACM / IEEE Computer Society meetings are open to the public.  Students and their parents are welcome.  There is no admission charge, and refreshments are served.

No pre-meeting dinner before the October meeting... we will resume pre-meeting dinners beginning with the November 16 meeting.
Upcoming Princeton ACM/ IEEE Computer Society Meetings and Events  2023-10-18 04:00:00Z 0
Cognizant Innovation in Computer Science Award 2023-10-18 04:00:00Z 0

PECO STEM Fellows Program

The PECO STEM Fellows Program is designed for Pennsylvania K-5 public, Archdiocesan, private, and home school teachers seeking to deepen their command of STEM content and teaching strategies. PEF's McKinney Center for STEM Education will offer hands-on learning and peer support to help Fellows produce unique, standards-based lesson plans.
PECO STEM Fellows Program 2023-10-16 04:00:00Z 0

PaTTAN Soliciting Feedback on Cybersecurity Curriculum

CSinPA is asking for your support to understand how you incorporate cybersecurity topics into your curriculum and how you educate students on online safety, privacy, and the fundamentals of ethical hacking. By participating in this brief survey, you will contribute to our efforts in assessing the landscape of Cybersecurity Education in Pennsylvania. Thank you for your support.
PaTTAN Soliciting Feedback on Cybersecurity Curriculum 2023-10-16 04:00:00Z 0

NCWIT's Aspirations in Computing Award

The NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) High School Award honors 9th-12th grade women, genderqueer, and non-binary students for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and future plans. Since 2007, more than 25,000 students have received an AiC Award.
NCWIT's Aspirations in Computing Award 2023-10-16 04:00:00Z 0
Nominations Open for Fourth Annual 2023 Computer Science Teacher Awards 2023-04-11 04:00:00Z 0
micro:bit Meetup at Westtown 2023-03-22 04:00:00Z 0
Germantown Academy CS Education Symposium 4/10 2023-03-15 04:00:00Z 0

CSTA Philly President Receives Two Runner Up Awards in 2022!

Ms. Annie Kelly, the current CSTA Philly President, was honored by CSTA and Infosys in July by receiving the runner-up recognition for the Teaching Excellence Award! She was also honored in December by Teach for America and the Cognizant Foundation as the runner-up for their Cognizant Innovation in Computer Science Education Award. 
CSTA Philly President Receives Two Runner Up Awards in 2022! 2023-02-11 05:00:00Z 0

Logo Summer Institute

Beginning in 1980, the Logo Summer Institute was an annual immersion in creative computing held in locations across the USA and abroad. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was transformed into an online event for three years from 2020 through 2022. For 2023 we're reviving the in-person format, while preserving the advantages of the online approach. It will be the best of both worlds - two workshops a week apart. You may sign up for the online workshop, the in-person immersion, or both.
Logo Summer Institute 2023-02-09 05:00:00Z 0

CSTA and PaTTAN Statewide Unconference!

Saturday March 18, 2023 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
The PA-CSTA virtual unconference will engage participants in guided discussion on K-12 computer science (CS) education in Pennsylvania. PaTTAN CS consultants and leaders of Pennsylvania chapters of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) will facilitate breakout discussions around topics related to building foundational knowledge and skills in CS, recruiting students to CS, teaching CS with evidence-based practices, and building community partnerships to support CS education.
CSTA and PaTTAN Statewide Unconference! 2023-02-06 05:00:00Z 0

World Computer Day

Agenda for World Computer Day "Zoom" speakers for February 15th, 2023 with the focus on Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation, the world's first computer company utilizing all electronics. See the organizing web site here And social media outreach platform here:

5PM-7PM (Eastern USA) Zoom platform on Wednesday, February 15th.
Event Link: 
World Computer Day 2023-02-06 05:00:00Z 0
ACM-IEEE Princton Virtual meeting Dec 8 at 8pm 2022-11-30 05:00:00Z 0
CSTA Philly Post CSEdWeek Social Hour 2022-11-30 05:00:00Z 0

CS4Philly Community Forum

This dinner program features local leaders, teachers, students, and a keynote address by Leigh Ann DeLyser, Co-Founder and Executive Director at CSforALL. The forum is free and open to all. 
Sponsored by Citizens and the University City Science Center in partnership with the Jumpstarting Philly CS for All Researcher-Practitioners Partnership and the School District of Philadelphia.
CS4Philly Community Forum 2022-11-30 05:00:00Z 0

CS Ed Week 2022 CS4Philly Activities!

CS4Philly is offering two opportunities for coding activities recommended for students in grades 6-12 (Code Quilt) and 9-12 (Pixel Pandemonium). Both activities are asynchronous, so teachers and students can participate on their own schedules. Registrants will receive links to access the activities and teacher guides and resources for a successful lesson.
CS Ed Week 2022 CS4Philly Activities! 2022-11-30 05:00:00Z 0
2023 Coastal Management Fellowship 2022-11-30 05:00:00Z 0
National Cybersecurity Teaching Academy (NCTA) Graduate Certificate 2022-11-30 05:00:00Z 0
Computer Science Education Symposium at Germantown Academy 2022-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
CS Education Week with CS4Philly 2021-11-19 05:00:00Z 0

2021 Summer Student Opportunity (Grades 3-8) 

What is the Mars STEAM Challenge?
A Virtual Video Project using Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) for Students in Grades 3-8 to create innovative, real-world solutions to the “Your Mission” Challenge of living on the planet Mars.
2021 Summer Student Opportunity (Grades 3-8) 2021-06-02 04:00:00Z 0

2021 GenCyber Teacher Camps Professional Development

The GenCyber Teacher Camps, offered by Lehigh Carbon Community College, are week-long summer camps for grade-school teachers of K-6 (July 12-16) and 7-12 (June 21-25). The 2021 sessions will be held virtually.
The goal of the GenCyber program is to increase interest in cybersecurity careers and diversity in the cybersecurity workforce, help students understand correct and safe online behavior, and improve teaching methods for delivering cybersecurity content in K-12 curricula.
2021 GenCyber Teacher Camps Professional Development 2021-06-02 04:00:00Z 0
2021 CSAwesome and Mobile CSP Professional Development 2021-06-02 04:00:00Z 0
SWENext Event Announcement Tammy Pirmann 2021-03-18 04:00:00Z 0
Learn to Code this Summer with Girls Who Code 2021-03-09 05:00:00Z 0
picoCTF2021 2021-03-08 05:00:00Z 0
Spring Symposium 2021 2021-02-24 05:00:00Z 0
Student Web Dev Competition Tammy Pirmann 2021-02-08 05:00:00Z 0
Personal Praxis Stories: Beth Stoudt Tammy Pirmann 2021-01-28 05:00:00Z 0
AI4ALL Opportunity for Students Tammy Pirmann 2021-01-28 05:00:00Z 0

Monthly Professional Development Series

Posted by Tammy Pirmann on Jan 08, 2021
We are pleased to announce a monthly series of CS Teacher Professional Development for Secondary Teachers (grades 7-12) with the support of Jumpstart Philly CS4All, funded by an NSF grant. January through June, we will host a Saturday PD Event focused on a CS topic that is linked to PA CS Standards and the Praxis CS Teacher Certification Exam.
Monthly Professional Development Series Tammy Pirmann 2021-01-08 05:00:00Z 0
Regional Meet-Up at the Virtual Teaching Summit 2020-09-12 04:00:00Z 0
Raspberry Pi Jam at The Hill School CSTA Philly 2019-09-12 04:00:00Z 0
AI4K12 Meeting @ Villanova CSTA Philly 2019-09-12 04:00:00Z 0