Unpacking Updated Computer Science Standards with Your Regional STEM Planning Team

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 this 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 6 core concepts of CS: 
    • Data and Information
    • Computing Devices and Systems
    • Programs and Algorithms
    • Networking and Communications 
    • Impact and Culture
    • Digital Literacy
  • 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.

Presented virtually
by Jenna Garcia

Facilitated onsite
by Amanda McCammon

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.

Amanda McCammon

Amanda McCammon is an experienced Indiana educator with over 17 years experience serving at all levels – from technology education and PLTW teacher, building administrator, CTE Director, Student Services Director, and Assistant Superintendent. Amanda spent two years serving the students and educators of Indiana at the State level as the Chief of Workforce & STEM Alliances.

Register to attend

Date and Time

March 7 from 9am – 3:30pm ET
Lunch provided & sub fees reimbursed!


3500 DePauw Blvd
Pyramid 2, Floor 2
Indianapolis, IN 46268