UC Davis C-STEM Opportunities this Summer


 UC Davis C-STEM Opportunities this Summer

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C-STEM Professional Development Opportunities this Summer
 UC Davis C-STEM has over a decade of experience in providing professional development for K-12 teachers, including those without any prior coding experience, on computer science (CS) and integrating CS into STEAM education. UC Riverside Extension has been a leader in offering CTC-approved  credential programs and educator professional development certificates. They have offered the Computer Science Supplementary Authorization Credential Program since 2018. Starting summer 2022 in partnership with UC Riverside Extension, C-STEM Professional Development will be centered around the California Computer Science Supplementary Teaching Credential Authorization.

The following sequence of professional development courses in the joint UC Davis and UC Riverside Computer Science Supplementary Teaching Credential Authorization Program will meet the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) requirements. These courses will prepare K-12 teachers with fundamental CS knowledge and pedagogy to teach any K-12 standards-compliant computer science curriculum.Introduction to Teaching Computer Science (C-STEM Academy I)Programming and Integration of CS into STEAM Teaching (C-STEM Academy II)Development of Integrated CS and STEAM Curriculum with Physical Computing (C-STEM Academy II)Computer Programming in C (C-STEM Institute I)Data Structures and Software Design (C-STEM Institute II)Flyer  Course 1 (C-STEM Academy I) and Course 4 (C-STEM Institute I) will be offered this summer.  
Course Description:
This course develops an understanding of the basics of computer science (CS) and best practices in teaching it. Topics include the major components and functions of computing systems, devices, and networks, fundamental principles and structures of computing practice and programming, computational thinking, block-based programming, basic robotics with virtual robots for teaching CS, impacts of computing and social, legal, and ethical issues, and effective pedagogical strategies and techniques, including project-based learning and alignment with K-12 Computer Science Standards.

Prerequisites: None.
Summer Schedule: Date:  June 13 – June 16, 2022
Time:  8:00 am – 3:30 pm PST
Type:  4 In-Person Sessions    
City/State:  Redlands, CA    

Date:  July 11 – July 14, 2022
Time:  8:00 am – 3:30 pm PST
Type:  4 In-Person Sessions    
City/State:  Hacienda La Puente, CA    Date:  June 21 – June 24, 2022
Time:  8:00 am – 3:30 pm PST
Type:  4 In-Person Sessions    
City/State:  Davis, CA    
  Register Here   Course Description:
This course provides an introduction to C programming. Topics include computational thinking, pseudocode and flowcharts, data structures and representation, decomposition, abstraction, algorithms, input/output, visualization, 2D and 3D plotting, random numbers, repetition, selection statements, arrays, sorting, functions, data files, animation, debugging, Command Shell operations, software design, and strategies for teaching computer science in alignment with CS standards.

Prerequisites: C-STEM Academy I or equivalent knowledge and experience.
Summer Schedule: Date:  June 27 – July 1, 2022
Time:  8:00 am – 4:00 pm PST
Type:  5 In-Person Sessions    
City/State:  Davis, CA    Date:  July 25 – July 29, 2022
Time:  8:00 am – 4:00 pm PST
Type:  5 In-Person Sessions    
City/State:  Redlands, CA     Register Here  Applications for GIRL and GIRL+ Camps Still Open, but Going Fast
  The C-STEM GIRL and GIRL+ (Girls in Robotics Leadership) camps are focused on motivating middle and high school girls through peer mentoring to learn computing, STEM concepts and leadership. Applications for the 1-week camp, free for all participants, are filling up.  Visit our website for applications and more information:  
https://c-stem.ucdavis.edu/girl/girlplus/2022-2/  Third Annual C-STEM Symposium Was a Great Success
The UC Davis C-STEM Center, Redlands Unified School District, San Bernardino County of Superintendent of Schools, and partners held the 2022 C-STEM Symposium on April 21st, 2022 at the San Bernardino County Office of Education.  The theme of this year’s symposium was Integrating Computer Science into Math Education to Close the Achievement Gap. Over 100 Southern California K-12 administrators and teachers shared their visions, best practices, and experiences in transforming math education with hands-on coding and robotics, with a special focus especially on closing the math achievement gap for at-promise students and English language learners. Check out the 4 minute video below about Redlands USD’s success story on integration of computer science into math education.  Integrating Computer Science into Math Education to Close the Achievement Gap introduction video.

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