Sign Up TodayOur 2022 WyCS PDs, Camps, and events are now available!
OverviewThis page contains information about University of Wyoming Computer Science Education
opportunities, including the CS Endorsement pathways and professional development!
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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Computer Science Materials:
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: July 11-July15 2022Participants - Open to K-8 Teachers and School/Public Librarians.
More Details At www.uwyo.edu/WySLICE
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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: June 13th - July 22 2022
Participants: Open to High School Teachers in Partner Wyoming School Districts
More Details At www.uwyo.edu/WySTACK
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.
Monthly Meetups: TBA
Summer Teacher Event: June 27th-July1st, 2022 / Location: VirtualStudent Camp: June 27th - July 1st (Virtual)Distributed Cybersecurity Camps: Oct 2022 / Location: Various
Who can sign up? Any K-12 teacher! Teachers must recruit 2-3 local students to participate.
Learn how to use an age-appropriate curriculum in a new or existing course.Elementary, Middle, and High School Teachers
Details for the 2022/2023 academic year:
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) Dates: June 20-24th 2022Location: TBA
Principles- Week-long PD for middle & high school teachers (Level 2) Dates: June 20-24th 2022Location: TBA
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Week-long summer camp for elementary students and teachers with a dedicated computer
science rotation. Funded again (by MilliporeSigma), TACoS will run in-person and virtually June 27th-July1st 2022!
Find last year's 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).
Open to upper middle school students!
June 13-16th 2022
Explore and Manipulate Cryptocurrency Using a Custom Blockchain!Become part of the first annual Kraken Camp to be held June 13-16th, 2022, from 1-5pm
on the UW campus. Middle school students interested in learning more about how blockchain
and cryptocurrency work have an opportunity to explore these topics in a fun, interactive,
hands-on camp. Laptops/Computers will be provided for use during camp. The camp will
be limited to 20 participants. To apply to be selected for the camp, please sign up
Kraken News Release
In November 2019 the Uwyo Board of Trustees approved a computer science education
There are two pathways towards receiving the certificate - the first Basic/Intermediate
pathway requires 15 credit-hours while the second Intermediate/Advanced pathway requires
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:
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.
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: https://www.uwyo.edu/outreach/
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