Skip to Main Content

Apply Now to the University of Wyoming apply now

Welcome to WyCS

COVID-19 Update

WyCS will continue to monitor the current covid-19 situation, modifying professional developments and other events to keep our community of teachers, students, and faculty free from unnecessary risk and exposure

Announcement

Current Update (05/19/2020):

GenCyber Wyoming - Dates: Fall 2020 (Pending NSA Approval); Location: Changed to Virtual
WySLICE - Both sessions consolidated to the following dates: 07/06-07/10; Location: Changed to Virtual
TACoS - Changed to Virtual;

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, 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.


Code.org Professional Development

40 Openings

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

Fundamentals- One day PD for elementary teachers -
Dates in Spring and Summer 2020 - contact us at WyCS@Uwyo.edu
Discoveries- Week-long PD for middle and high school teachers (Level 1)
June 22-26, 2020 - Register here!
Principles- Week-long PD for middle and high school teachers (Level 2)
June 22-26, 2020  - Register here!

WySLICE Professional Development

20 Openings in '20

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. Openings increase to 40 in 2021, and 80 in 2022.

Dates - Slated to run July 6-10, 2020 and July 13-17, 2020. 
Places - July 6-10 Virtual for Star Valley Teachers, WY and July 13-17 Virtual for Buffalo, WY Teachers.  *COVID-19 Has shifted to WySLICE to a Virtual PD*
Participants - Open to K-8 Teachers and School/Public Librarians.

More Details At www.uwyo.edu/WySLICE

UW CS Endorsement & Micro-Credentials

Currently, UW offers a 20 credit-hour CS certificate which includes a CS minor and leads to PTBS CS endorsement. Currently, there is a draft proposal (below) to split the current 20-hour certificate into two CS certificate pathways. The first would be a Basic/Intermediate pathway as a 15 credit-hour certificate and the second would be an Intermediate/Advanced as a 16 credit-hour certificate. Note that neither of these alternate pathways will result in a CS minor without taking an additional CS course.

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 UW CS Endorsement, UWYO, WDE, and PTSB are actively engaged in creating micro-credentials that would ultimately result in a PTSB pathway for CS endorsement within the state. 

Engineering is Elementary Professional Development

FlexIBLE DATES
Just Ask US

 

Learn How To implement the EiE Curriculum in your classroom AND to meaningfully integrate them into Existing Wyoming State Standards!

 

Choose 1 or 2-day Professional Developments in your school / district for Teachers and Curriculum Developers grades 1-8.

 

 

 

GenCyber
Wyoming

24 Teacher Openings

Week-long cybersecurity professional development for up to 24 teachers. There is a focus on combining computer science concepts with the growing field of cybersecurity. More details about the teacher professional development available at wycyberstars.com (even years) and details about the student summer camps are available at cowpokes.camp (odd years)

Teachers receive housing and meals microbits and access to other resources, as well as a ~$500 stipend.

Due to NSA Funding requirements, the 2020 teacher professional development is now slated to run virtually in the FALL of 2020. Our sessions will be scheduled to accommodate working professional teachers. The stipend will still be paid!


TACoS
The Artful Craft of Science

35 NOW 60 OPENings

Virtual Week-long summer camp for elementary students and teachers with a dedicated computer science rotation. Last year the rotation focused on Micro:bit technology and programming. Funded again (by MilliporeSigma), TACoS is slated to run July 20-24, 2020.


1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
UW Operators (307) 766-1121 | Contact Us | Download Adobe Reader

Accreditation | Virtual Tour | Emergency Preparedness | Employment at UW | Privacy Policy | Harassment & Discrimination | Accessibility Accessibility information icon