The Montana Teachers Teaching Tech (aka MT3) initiative is a partnership with Code.org who recently selected the Big Sky Code Academy as their Regional Partner for Montana. We have also extended our support to teachers in Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota. We are tasked with providing professional development opportunities for public school teachers so they can bring computer science into the classroom. These PD opportunities are offered at no cost from us or Code.org to teachers, schools and school districts.
Code.org has 3 different courses: Computer Science Fundamentals (K-6), Computer Science Discoveries (7-9) and AP Computer Science Principles (9-12). More details about these courses can be found in the PDF’s below or detail curriculum can be found online here: https://code.org/educate
For MT3, we are looking schools & teachers who would be interested in teaching the elementary, middle OR high school curriculum in the 2017/18 academic year. That is a requirement to be eligible for this no-cost training offered during Summer 2017. Elementary teacher PD is done in state on the weekends and we are developing the 2017 schedule now. We also have the opportunity for 19 additional high school CS Principles teachers to attend a week long training in Phoenix on July 17 – 21. All of our middle school CS Discoveries teacher slots have been filled but we encourage all teachers to still apply and get on the wait list!
Travel and lodging for this training would be covered by Code.org through our partnership with them.
Please encourage any teachers, principals or administrators to contact us as soon as possible since the teacher applications for 2017 have been open since January 5th, 2017. Contact information is in the PDF’s below.