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BJC PD Palooza
July 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017
As part of Forsyth Tech K-12 initiative; in providing accessibility to IT/Security pathways and professional development opportunities, I would like you to know of a Professional Development Opportunity available for computer science teachers or anyone that wishes to learn programming. Please share it with your teachers. All expenses are paid. Teachers would need a letter from the principal and a passion to learn.
The BJC PD Palooza workshop is July 17-21 at San Francisco State University in San Francisco, CA. This will be an all expenses paid workshop — we will be covering teacher’s travel, lodging and meals for the entirety of this workshop. Teachers do not need to have any background experience with computer science to attend. A principal’s commitment letter is required for either academic year 2017/2018 or 2018/2019.
The Beauty and Joy of Computing (BJC) curriculum, developed at the UC Berkeley, emphasizes the joy and complexity of creating visual computer programs and apps, balanced with critical reflection on both the potential benefits and harms of new computing technologies. Our curriculum has a strong design and programming focus, using the visual programming language Snap! and a collaborative, exploratory approach where students work in pairs and teams to bring their own unique creations to life. BJC situates computing in the context of how students interact with computers and devices in their daily lives. Our endorsed curriculum will prepare your students for the AP Computer Science Principles exam.