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With or without internet access at home, you can start learning CS anytime. Here are a few resources to get you started!

Please note that this is not a complete list of all resources; a google search may help you to find more resources as well. The intention of this site is to get you started. 

Without Internet Access, here are some great resources:

This link will help if you are looking for cost-effective ways to access the Internet.

With Internet access, here are some great resources:

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Upcoming Opportunities: 

March

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For CS/STEM Advocates, Elementary Educators, Principals & District Staff
CSK5 is a national master class in K-5 CS education. You'll learn how top schools and districts are succeeding, see the best in K-5 CS resources, network with providers to bring the best ideas and resources to your schools. It's a special online learning opportunity for all elementary educators and CS/STEM advocates. It's free, two hours, all online, and packed with knowledge on how to start or enhance K-5 CS ed at any school. Learn more and Register to attend here.
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ManufactureCT, a statewide manufacturing association, is accepting applications for eight $500 Scholarship Awards for students pursuing a career in manufacturing by way of college or entering the workforce upon graduation from high school. The MCT scholarship program also includes the Kris Lorch Memorial Scholarship for $1,000 for family members of ManufactureCT's member companies. The deadline for all scholarships is March 31 by 4:00 p.m. To apply online, click here.
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At University of Maryland Global Campus, we know that cybersecurity has practical applications across a wide range of fields, even outside of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). That's why the 2023 GenCyber Infusion and Immersion Teacher Camp at UMGC will look a little different than in years past. The GenCyber camp is still designed to help high school teachers deliver cybersecurity content into their curricula more effectively. But this year, the program will focus on training non-technical high school teachers to infuse cybersecurity concepts into their existing courses. This is designed to introduce more students to cybersecurity fundamentals, concepts, and ethics. 

The targeted subject areas that will be included in the camp are English, social studies, history, math, foreign language, health and physical education, library science, history, music, and fine arts.

UMGC is currently accepting applications for the summer 2023 camp. The program has a cap of 20 high school teachers to allow for compelling discussions and hands-on experiences. The application deadline is March 31, 2023.

If you are selected to participate in the 2023 camp, you will not pay any cost or fee for the program. Plus, the 20 selected program participants will be provided with the following:

  • Certificate of participation upon the completion of the summer camp
  • $1,000 stipend upon the completion of all pre-and post-camp activities, camp activities, and necessary surveys
  • Meta Quest 2 VR headset
  • Breakfast and lunch provided on in-person camp days (in-person schedule TBD)

The camp is open to teachers nationally, but keep in mind that housing and transportation are not provided.