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IndianaComputes! CS Homeroom


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Sign up - IndianaComputes! CS Homeroom at Indiana State University to RSVP to attend a workshop or open house at ISU. Click "Select a Date", then click "Register" next to a date you plan to attend.

Express interest - https://nd.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6PrMsHPf0tFjXJH (use this link to express interest from anywhere in Indiana)

Email list - to sign up for ISU's CS Homeroom email list, complete the cs-homeroom email list registration form.

About Us

The ISU CS Homeroom is supported by the Indiana State University Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, which also hosts undergraduate and graduate programs in Computer Science and Mathematics.


CS Homeroom Coordinator - Jeff Kinne, associate professor and associate chairperson of computer science. Jeff holds CS degrees from Xavier University in Cincinnati (BS) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (MS, PhD). Some of his activities related to CS education - teaches first-year CS students at ISU, coPI for training grant to train underrepresented students at ISU in biomedical informatics, has helped develop a program at ISU for CS Teaching, has helped run coder dojos in Terre Haute for the public, consults with local teachers and administrators on CS teaching/education.
Contact - jkinne@indstate.edu


CS Homeroom Facilitator - Devon Kinne, lecturer of mathematics and computer science. Devon holds a CS degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati (BS), computer science teaching from Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin, and holds an MS in curriculum and instruction from Indiana State Univesity. Some of her activities related to CS education - licensed to teach and taught high school CS in Wisconsin, teaches first year CS and math at ISU, has helped develop a program at ISU for CS Teaching, consults with local teachers and administrators on CS teaching/education.
Contact - Devon.Kinne@indstate.edu

Workshop Details

Regular schedule - We normally host a workshop, open house, or office hours the first and third Thursdays of the month from 5-7pm on ISU's campus (note that parking is free after 5pm). Dates may be altered to avoid breaks/holidays. See the calendar below for the upcoming schedule.

Professional Growth Points - All who participate are given a certificate that can be used to count for Professional Growth Plan points. The certificate will note the number of hours/points and the topic/content.

Workshop details - Workshop description/details (spring 2020) . Note that the workshops are organized into groups of sessions targeted at a particular grade band - K-5, 6-8, or high school. Feel free to attend any session which will be helpful to you.

Cost - All workshops / open house / office hours are free to educators.

Location - The November 6 kickoff was held in University Hall (at address 401 N 7th St., Terre Haute IN 47809) in room 110G (in the southeast corner of the first floor). Building and room location for future meetings will be posted when available.

Parking - Parking in faculty/staff/student lots at Indiana State is free after 5pm. Attendees should park in the parking lots (lot D or lot 15) just east of University Hall, in between 8th St. and 9th St.

Resources

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News

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  • Computer science counts as science elective - 2019 - starting immediately, high school students can count certatin CS courses towards the science electives for a Core 40 diploma.
    Memo to superintendents and principals - https://www.doe.in.gov/sites/default/files/news/science-memo-april-19.pdf
    Diploma requirements - https://www.doe.in.gov/school-improvement/student-assistance/indiana-graduation-requirements
  • Computer science teaching license - 2019 - state of Indiana changes name of license category from "computer educator" to "computer science". Standards for the license have also been updated - REPA 2019 - Computer Science.
  • Indiana STEM Teach IV - with support for teachers to take courses and workshops for free. Apply by Nov 15 - https://stemteachindiana.org/teachers/, list of spring courses/workshops to be announced soon (be on the look out for our CS 151 Intro to Computer Science as an option to take online for free!).
  • IndianaComputes! CS Homeroom - launching in a rollout across the state in late fall and winter 2019-2020, to support computer science locally throughout the state.
    Press release - IU
  • Computer Science Teaching minor - proposal working through approval at Indiana State University with plan to launch in fall 2020. Current ISU students can take courses for the minor already; contact us.
  • Indiana Department of Education recommends providers to provide training for K-12 computer science.
    IDOE recommendations - https://www.in.gov/idoa/proc/recommendations/rfp-20-009.htm
    Recommended providers - IndianaComputes!, CodeHS, NexTech, Project Lead the Way, iDEW at IUPUI
    Final Contracts - to be signed by early 2020
  • Indiana Computer Science Higher Education Advisory Board (IN-CS-HEAB) formed - a consortium of universities working to help meet state goals for computer science education.
    Press releases - ISU, IU
    Participating universities - Ball State University, Goshen College, Hanover College, Indiana State University, Indiana Wesleyan University, Indiana University, Indiana University Northwest, Indiana University South Bend, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Purdue University Fort Wayne, University of Evansville, University of Notre Dame, University of Southern Indiana
  • Indiana Department of Education issues RFP 20-009 - request for proposals for providers for state-funded training in computer science to K-12 educators.
    Request for proposals - https://www.in.gov/idoa/proc/bids/20-009/
  • Indiana Senate Bill 172 - Indiana senate passes bill mandating computer science in K-12 by 2021 and state funding to provide teacher training in computer science.
    Official text - https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2018/bills/senate/172
    Press coverage - Inside Indiana Business, WTHI
  • Code.org Indiana computer science statistics (2018) - https://csedweek.org/advocacy/state-facts/IN.pdf
  • Indiana adopts computer science standards for K-8 in 2016.
    Current standards - linked from IDOE Computer Science page (direct link)