Tuesday, March 7, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM EST
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East Central Educational Service Center 
705 W 21st St
Connersville, IN 47331

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Mandi Isaacs 
East Central Educational Service Center 

Unpacking Updated CS Standards (K-8) with Your Regional STEM Network 


Designed for K-8 school educators teaching across all subjects, the Integrating Computer Science professional development workshop is designed to equip teachers with the knowledge and instructional strategies to integrate computer science into existing coursework.

The topics covered in each workshop include:

  • Role of Computer Science in society and the classroom

  • Indiana Computer Science Standards, including where to locate the standards and how to navigate the curriculum map

  • Introduction to the 5 core concepts of CS: 

    • Data and Information

    • Computing Devices and Systems

    • Programs and Algorithms

    • Networking and Communications 

    • Impact and Culture

  • Experiencing classroom lessons for each core concept

The workshop will provide an intro to computer science, pedagogy, overview of the online curriculum, teacher dashboard, and strategies for teaching “unplugged” classroom activities.


  • Computer Science Teachers

  • Media/Library Specialists

  • Resource/Tech Teachers

  • General Education classroom teachers

Workshop Format

In-Person: Live workshops held at ESC locations across the state with a live, virtual presenter and in-room facilitator that will foster collaboration and communication among your peers.


Jenna Garcia: Nextech Educator Success Director

  • Having worked in the industry, the classroom and at non-profits, 

  • Jenna has a unique understanding of Nextech’s mission as well as how to best tailor opportunities for Indiana’s educators looking to bring computer science to their students and schools. She is excited to help educators learn and grow in their computer science journeys.


Will be provided; sponsored by Nextech



Free; Substitutes will be reimbursed by NexTech