UMBC Google CS4HS Teacher Development Workshop 2013

"I have been going to computer science conferences for 28 years and this is the best one I have ever been to."
- Arlington County Tech Ed Supervisor


August 4-7, 2013

The workshop was held from August 4-7, 2013, on campus at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  Dorm accommodations and all meals were provided, as well as a $50 stipend for each teacher who attended the entire workshop.

As with past events, the workshop featured a mix of panels and presentations on a wide range of topics.  Topics included:

  • CS Education at the National and State Level
  • AP CS Principles
  • Hands-On with Cryptology
  • Getting Started in Teaching Computer Science
  • Increasing Student Enthusiasm with LiveCode
  • Introduction to AppInventor
  • Arduino Programming
  • Computing for Good
  • Coaching the Design Process
  • Best Practices for Starting After-School Programs
  • Why so Few?  Broadening Participation of Women and Minorities
  • A Smorgasbord of Tools for CS Education
  • Dinner with Industry
  • CS at the College Level
  • CSEdWeek

The workshop also provided an unparalleled opportunity to meet other CS teachers from around the state and to share ideas and innovations with colleagues.  The first workshop in 2011 led to the formation of the Maryland chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association, and was the seed for the NSF-funded "CE21-Maryland" initiative that will culminate in a statewide summit for educators and others interested in CS education on May 17, 2013.  (Please see for more information about the CS education summit!)




Visit our 2012 and 2011 CS4HS archives.