The iZone has partnered with Code.org and the award-winning Project GUTS (Growing Up Thinking Scientifically) to deliver a middle school science program consisting of four instructional modules and professional development for the introduction of computer science concepts into science classrooms within the context of modeling and simulation. They are looking for 20 more middle school science teachers to participate. The goal of the program is to situate computer science practices and concepts within the context of life, physical, and earth sciences, and to prepare students to pursue formal, year-long courses in computer science during high school. CS in Science is based on a crosswalk identifying areas of overlap between the NGSS and Computer Science Teachers Association K-12 Computer Science Standards. For more information visit: Code.org/curriculum/mss. For the program timeline visit http://izonenyc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/MS-Computer-Science-Program-Timeline.pdf.
The dates break down as follows:
Phase 1: 2 hours online to be completed by the 8/1
Phase 2: 5 days in person, 8/10-14
Phase 3: 2 days in person 10/3 and 2/6 + 12 hours of online content throughout the school year.