• CS Academy Workshop

    Central Intermediate Unit 10 is pleased to offer a 2-day intensive workshop at no-cost to introduce and prepare secondary educators to teach Carnegie Mellon University's CS Academy, a novel, world-class, online, interactive high school computer science curriculum that is entirely free.

    Facilitated by a CMU CS Academy Certified Trainer at Central Intermediate Unit 10, this workshop will provide a deep dive into the curriculum, as well as cover topics that include: CS pedagogy, collaborating in a CS classroom, empowering student creativity, and differentiating CS instruction for students with disabilities.

    Funded through a PAsmart Advancing Grant, this workshop is available at no-cost.


    The “Go To” Details

    Dates: April 7 & 8, 2020
    Times: 9 AM - 3 PM
    Location: Centre County Site
    Lunch is NOT provided.

    Register Here  |  Registration deadline: 04/5/2020

    Additional Details:


    CS Academy curricular & instructional materials at no- cost
    Additional support from Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science students
    Eligible LEAs will receive a $400 stipend to offset travel and substitute teacher costs 


    Inspired by the highly successful Intro Computing course that has been taught at Carnegie Mellon University for the past 10+ years and is ranked in the top five CS courses in the country by Bloomberg News, CS Academy provides an online computer science curriculum, designed for high school students that is engaging, creative, rigorous, and fun. In CS Academy, students use interactive questions, coding activities, and built-in resources to learn coding and increase their understanding and application of computer science. 


    Interactive notes with dynamic autograded checkpoints Browser-based environment
    Learning text-based Python programming
    Engaging graphics and animations
    Autograded exercises
    Blocked copy + paste functionality on student accounts Image inspector tool
    CMU student-authored content
    CMU student-supported online help for teachers
    Each semester culminates in a fun day of learning and activities at CMU.

  • CIU 10  Professional Development Policy

    • Registrations made after the registration deadline may incur an additional $15.00 processing fee.

    • Registration fees will not be refunded for cancellations made after the registration deadline.

    • Cancellations must be made by writing and through the ELRNR registration system.   https://ciu10.elrnr.org/default.aspx

    • Full registration costs will be charged to those who register but do not attend the event. 

    • Professional Development Hours will not be issued until payment is received.

    • The Pennsylvania Department of Education's policy requires 100% attendance of the event for Act 48 Hours to be earned. At the start of each event, a roster will be provided for participants to sign in. Everyone attending a CIU 10-sponsored event must sign in to confirm 100% attendance.  Anything less than 100% attendance (and confirmation thereof) will forfeit Act 48.

    • If you have special dietary needs it is your responsibility to contact the individual listed on the training description/notice at least one week before the training.

    • By registering for training/meeting you are giving permission for photos, video and use of information concerning the event to be used by Central Intermediate Unit 10
  • For more information regarding this event, contact:

  • Mike Baker
    Curriculum Consultant