Middle School Science PLC

What is a PLC?

The main goal of our Professional Learning Community (PLC) is to foster an ongoing community of educators around a focused topic. Through long-term collaboration where our teachers meet regularly they will share experiences, discuss content, and work towards common goals. As a member of a PLC educators will work together to strengthen their understanding and execution of the focus topic while continuing to support you in bringing computer science to your classroom.

Overview

Join our Professional Learning Community (PLC) for middle school science teachers dedicated to integrating computer science into existing science lessons. This PLC offers a collaborative platform for educators to collaborate with others to modify and enhance their current curriculum with computer science elements, share successful strategies, and address challenges to implementation. By participating, teachers will gain valuable insights, resources, and support to seamlessly blend computer science with science education, fostering a more interdisciplinary and engaging learning experience for their students.

Eligibility and Pre-Requisites

This PLC is for middle science teachers interested in integrating computer science into their classrooms in the 2024-25 school year. Priority will be given to 6th grade science teachers.

Workshop Details

  • Length: Monthly 1 hour school year workshops (3 – 4 per semester)
  • Location: Virtual zoom
  • Cost to Participate: $0
  • Stipend: Yes
  • Dates: TBD

Are you ALL IN on computer science? Do you want to show off your programming skills?

Register for the second annual Nextech high school programming competition in Indiana! The Nextech Programming Competition challenges teams of 9-12 graders statewide to flex their CS knowledge by answering a set of problems by writing computer programs. Teams will create answers for as many problems as they can within the 90 minute competition timeframe. The winning team will house the traveling Nextech Programming Competition trophy and earn a pizza party, and the school with the most teams participating will win a pizza party!

And there’s a bonus! Participating in the Nextech Programming Competition will help prepare students for their AP CS A exam.

Let's talk about Prizes!

Teams and schools are both eligible for prizes:

  • The winning team will house the traveling Nextech Programming Competition trophy
  • The school with the most teams participating will win a pizza party

Plus there will be some fun prizes awarded for creativity, teamwork and other categories!

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