Nextech Educator Book Studies


Computer science is a new field for many teachers, and even for those teachers where it isn’t a new discipline, often teachers need a reason to focus and reflect on their own CS teaching strategies and CS teaching pedagogy. Nextech will offer three book studies per year (two in the summer/fall and one in the spring) focused on continuing education for teachers on effective computer science teaching practices.

Each individual book study will meet virtually two times with asynchronous work in between meetings to keep the group on track and engaged. Discussion questions will be emailed out to registered participants prior to the book study meetings.

Eligibility and Pre-Requisites

This workshop is intended for any/all K-12 Teachers, Computer Science Teachers, Media/Library Specialists and Resource/Tech Teachers interested in diving deeper into computer science books and increasing their pedagogy.

Workshop Details

  • Cost to Participate: $0 – We will ship you the necessary book(s)!
  • Stipend: $100
  • Dates: 
    • Back to School Book Study: The Artificial Intelligence Playbook
      • Link to book website
      • Meeting 1: Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 7:00PM – 8:00PM ET
      • Meeting 2: Thursday, August 22, 2024, 7:00PM – 8:00PM ET
    • Fall Book Study: Computer Science in K-12: An A-to-Z Handbook on Teaching Programming
      • Link to book website
      • Instructions: please plan on reading the Foreword and Preface prior to the first meeting.
      • Meeting 1: Tuesday, October 1, 2024, 7:00PM – 8:00PM ET
      • Meeting 2: Thursday, November 14, 2024, 7:00PM – 8:00PM ET
    • Spring Book Study: Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions

If interested in registering for more than one book study please complete a separate application for each book study you would like to participate in.

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