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Overview

This page contains information about University of Wyoming Computer Science Education opportunities, including the CS Endorsement pathways and professional development!

Latest Update (08/24/2021)

  • NSF WySTACK RET - 12 spots open for Cohort 2 (June 2022-May 2023)
  • NSF WySLICE - 80 spots open for Cohort 3 (June 2022-May 2023)
  • NSA GenCyber Wyoming (Year 5) - ***2021/2022 Combined Camp!***
  • Kraken CS & Blockchain Camp for Middle School Students (Summer 2022) 
  • New resources for educators posted (Standards 'Explained' YouTube Series; Lesson Plans)!

UWyo CS Endorsement

The board of Uwyo Board of Trustees has approved these computer science endorsement pathways. The first Basic/Intermediate pathway is a 15 credit-hour certificate and the second Intermediate/Advanced pathway is a 16 credit-hour certificate. Note that neither of these pathways results in a CS minor without additional CS coursework.

Two Pathways for CS Endorsement at the University of Wyoming:

Endorsement Pathways
Basic/Intermediate Intermediate/Advanced
COSC 1010 (4) Intro to CS
COSC 1030 (4) CS I
COSC 2030 (4) CS II
or Approved Alternate Course
COSC 2030 (4) CS II
COSC 3050 (1) Ethics
EDSE 4280 (2) CS Methods COSC 2150 (3) Computer Organization
15 hours 16 hours

In addition to the existing UWyo CS Endorsement, UWYO, WDE, and PTSB are actively creating micro-credentials that will ultimately result in a PTSB pathway for CS endorsement within the state. 

 


UWyo Professional Development Opportunities

For optional PTSB Credit or Graduate Credit (not towards a degree program)

Note, if choosing a PD credit option course, as stated on all syllabi:

Professional Development class credit is not transferable to a UW degree program.
Outreach School website: http://www.uwyo.edu/outreach/


 

  • WyCS

    The Hub for Computer Science Outreach in Wyoming

    A partnership between SEED in the College of Education and CEDAR in the College of Engineering and Applied Science. 

    SEED is directed by Dr. Andrea Burrows (Andrea.Burrows@uwyo.edu) and
    CEDAR is directed by Dr. Mike Borowczak (Mike.Borowczak@uwyo.edu)

    WyCS is a collaboration with support from the National Science Foundation, Wyoming Department of Education, Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board, National Security Agency, Microsoft, MilliporeSigma, Kraken, and the University of Wyoming. Any views and ideas expressed here are those of authors, and not necessarily those of any funding organization or agency.

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  • WySLICE Professional Development

    80 OPENINGS IN '22

    Learn what CS really is and how to embed concepts into your existing classes through a week-long PD near you! Week-long PD for elementary teachers and all librarians to bring CS into already established disciplines for an integrated approach to CS.


    Dates: TBA
    Participants - Open to K-8 Teachers and School/Public Librarians.

    More Details At www.uwyo.edu/WySLICE

  • WySTACK Research Experience for Teachers¬†

    12 OPENINGS IN '22

    6 week paid (6K) & guided research activity in one of four UWYO labs with an opportunity to contribute new knowledge to STEM!

    Gain relevant authentic research experience to answer the question "when/who will ever use X" while learning about CS concepts that you can introduce into existing curriculum/materials to address Wyoming State CS Standards & Requirements

    Dates: TBA

    Participants:  Open to High School Teachers in Partner Wyoming School Districts

    More Details At www.uwyo.edu/WySTACK

     

     

  • GenCyber¬†Wyoming - Distributed Cowpokes

    10 TEACHERS & 40 STUDENTS

    A cybersecurity professional development for up to 10 teachers and a summer camp for 40-50 students. There is a focus on combining computer science concepts with the growing field of cybersecurity. More details about registration coming soon! Student and teacher participants receive microbits and access to other resources, while teacher participants also receive a stipend. 

    2021/2022 Event:

    Summer Teacher Event: June 21-25th, 2021 / Location Laramie + Virtual
    Student Camp: June 24/25 (Virtual) + Sept. 6th-Oct 10th, 2021 (Schools Throughout Wyoming)
    Showcase: Oct 11th-15th. 2021 / Location: Virtual

    2022/2023 Event:

    Details TBA

    Who can sign up? Any K-12 teacher! Teachers must recruit 4-5 local students to participate (2 half days in June, virtually; +30 hrs in early Fall) - send Mike.Borowczak@uwyo.edu an email.

    More Details At http://wycyberstars.com!

     


  • Code.org Professional Development

    60 OPENINGS

    Learn how to use an age-appropriate curriculum in a new or existing course.
    Elementary, Middle, and High School Teachers

    Details for the 2021/2022 academic year coming soon!

    Fundamentals- One day PD for elementary teachers -
    Dates in Spring and Summer - contact us at WyCS@Uwyo.edu

    Discoveries- Week-long PD for middle & high school teachers (Level 1)
    July 26-30th 2021 


    Principles- Week-long PD for middle & high school teachers (Level 2)
    July 26-30th 2021 

  • TACoS The Artful Craft of Science

    80 OPENINGS SUMMER 2021

    Week-long summer camp for elementary students and teachers with a dedicated computer science rotation. Funded again (by MilliporeSigma), TACoS ran virtually Summer 2021 - with an official kick-off of July 5th! Find the full playlist here. Interested in receiving some of these materials to explore? Reach out to Andrea and/or Mike (see contact information at the top of the page). 


  • Kraken Computer Science Camp


    More details coming soon!

    Kraken News Release

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