CYBER.ORG will be leading a Middle School Cybersecurity Workshop at South Carolina's CSPD Week 2021!
More about this event:
South Carolina’s second annual CSPD Week is brought to you by CSTA, CSTA South Carolina, Code.org and their Regional Partner, The Citadel STEM Center, and the SCDE CTE Office. We are looking forward to hosting hundreds of South Carolina K-12 teachers to join us for this free, virtual computer science professional development the week of July 26-30, 2021 from 9:00am to 4:00pm each day.
Ready to Register?
Step 1: Explore the Catalog
You will be asked to choose your top 3 workshop choices. So, please explore all the options that would be a good fit for your classroom.
If you are selecting the K-8: Unpacking the CS Standards workshop, you will need to complete the Team Commitment form.
The SC Dept of Ed (SCDE) will be issuing CEUs for all workshops indicating teachers participated in 30-hours of PD at CSPD Week. Only workshops labeled with the track in the Intro HS workshop catalog qualify as a state-approved 30-hour professional development required to teach the Discovering Computer Science, Fundamentals of Computing and Web Page Design and Development courses.
Explore the Workshop Catalog below or open it in another tab here.
Click through the deck below for additional guidance on selecting a workshop to attend at CSPD Week.
Step 2: Principal Support Form
Applicants must submit the Principal Support Form with their application. Prior to applying, obtain support from your principal’s for your participation in CSPD Week and agree to the following steps of this research project:
- Teacher Pre-Survey & Teacher Post-Survey
- Attendance during the PD week of July 26-30, 2021
- Teaching the learned content/material to South Carolina students in a public school setting during the 2021-2022 academic year
- Participation in 2021-2022 academic year PD (during non-contract hours)
Step 3: Apply for CSPDWeek
Select the corresponding button below based on your CSTA membership status. If you are unsure if you are a CSTA member, please select the "Non-Member Application" button.
Countdown to the Event
This year's CSPD Week is part of a larger Expanded CSPD Week project led by CSTA and funded by the US Department of Education's Education Innovation and Research (EIR) program. As part of this new project we are able to offer stipends for participation, ongoing support through PLC's during the 2021-2022 academic year, and expanded program options. This new project also has a research component, to study the impact of CSPD week; as such, we will also ask you to participate in surveys before and after the program.
South Carolina K-12 public school teachers are eligible to receive a stipend for their participation in CSPD Week and follow up professional learning throughout the year. The stipend will be awarded in two payments, the first stipend of $1080 for completion of all pre-work and complete attendance at CSPD Week July 26-30, 2021. The second stipend of $480 for participation in 8 ongoing PLC meetings and all associated pre-work throughout the 2021-2022 school year. There will be more details about the ongoing PLC meetings shared at CSPD Week 2021.
In order to be eligible teachers must meet the following requirements:
- Teach in a South Carolina K-12 public school for the 2021-2022 school year
- Complete all required pre-work and actively participate throughout all professional learning at CSPD Week 2021
- Implement the content covered during CSPD Week 2021 in their classrooms during the 2021-2022 school year
- Complete all required pre-work and actively participate in 8 ongoing PLC meeting throughout the 2021-2022 school year (Dates TBA)
South Carolina's CSPD Week will be held on Cvent's browser-based platform, Virtual Attendee Hub. You will receive more information on accessing the event once your application has been approved.