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In our two free virtual programs, your students will learn the computer science skills they need to make an impact, meet inspiring professionals across diverse industries, and tap into lifelong college and career support to help them succeed in their first interviews and jobs. All high school girls and non-binary students are welcome to apply!

  • In our 2-week Summer Immersion Program for current 9th-11th graders, participants will join live, virtual, supportive classrooms led by industry-leading companies like Metlife, Bank of America, and Accenture. They’ll participate in our brand-new game design course to learn the fundamentals of game design, UX, the iterative design process, and more. By the end of the program, they’ll build a suite of short games using the p5.js library for JavaScript developed specifically for creative coding. Eligible students can even apply for laptop or hotspot access and grants of up to $300 for financial support!

  • In our 6-week Self-Paced Program for current 9th-12th graders, participants will learn to code through independent study and real-world projects. By the end of the program, they’ll earn beginner-level certificates of completion in HTML, CSS, or JavaScript for web development or intermediate-level certificates of completion in Python for Cybersecurity or Data Science.

For more information on our virtual Summer Programs, check outour website orattend a webinar.   ‍    ‍  We encourage all eligible students to apply and prioritize the enrollment of historically underrepresented students in tech, including students who are Black, Latinx, or are eligible for free or reduced lunch.

Don’t let your students miss out! Encourage them to apply atgirlswhocode.com/summerapply by February 15th for priority consideration or by March 24th for the general application deadline.


Why not beat the winter blues by learning new skills to enhance your classroom and increase student engagement. Our courses offer 10 FREE SCECHs and can be taken from the convenience of your home and when the time is right for you. Topics in March include media literacy, Google workspace, practical implementation for digital citizenship and much more!

Registration deadline is Thursday, March 2nd, each course begins on Monday, March 6th. Through the support of REMC SAVE’s vendor partners, all courses are FREE and there are no SCECH fees. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn, connect, collaborate and grow with REMC courses.

Check out March 2023 courses here:

Register by Thursday, March 2nd. You will receive a welcome email with the course information prior to the course start date. If you have questions or need further assistance with your course registration, please click here.


The Computer Science Action Area of the MiSTEM Network is pleased to announce open applications for Code.org and Data Science: Algebra for the Summer of 2023.

Code.org Computer Science Workshops
The MiSTEM Network is excited to announce that applications are now open for the 2023-24 Code.org computer sciencemiddle school and high school workshops.  This is an awesome opportunity to dive into Code.org’s curriculum resources, develop your computer science skills, and bring computer science opportunities to your school district. This nine day professional learning series equips educators with the ability to teach a middle school computer science course.  At the high school level, AP Computer Science Principles and CSA are pre-approved College Board AP courses.  Details regarding Code.org workshops, including the $2,500 scholarship which is part of the application, can be found below.  

Data Science: Algebra Workshops
The MiSTEM Network is also pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2023-24 workshops for Data Science:Algebra.  This workshop naturally integrates middle school and high school algebraic thinking standards with computer science standards.  

If you have any questions, email the program manager Larry Wyn at wynlar@gvsu.edu.

AP CSA, CS Principles, & CS Discoveries Workshop Series
Code.org Workshop for HS & MS

This is a nine day workshop series where participants spend five consecutive days in the Summer 20223 with participants from all around the state and four days throughout the following school year. These high-quality workshops offer year-round support for educators as they implement courses that are aligned to the Michigan Computer Science Standards. All facilitators are certified Code.org facilitators, educators, and CS experts.

Code.org Workshop One-Page Flyer - MS Flyer Link & HS Flyer Link
Michigan Code.org Informational Website - Mi-Coding.com & Workshop Details
Link to Application - Code.org Application Page 

Data Science Workshop
Workshop for HS & MS

Participants spend five consecutive days in the Summer 20223 with participants from all around the state learning how to meaningfully integrate mathematics and computer science. This workshop series will equip educators with the ability to implement module based math lessons that capitalize on the modern digital tools that computer science offers to support effective and efficient teaching and learning.  Educators will have access to FREE CURRICULUM RESOURCES to implement in the 2023-24 academic school year.

Data Science Workshop Information Page: Info Page
Link to Application -
Data Science Application Page


Here are 15 math games that are great for those transitions or to fill a short break.  For example, the game “I’m Thinking of a Number” where students work in pairs and ask each other comparison questions (Is your number greater than 5?) to figure out the number.  Another game is called “Which One Doesn’t Belong.”  In this game the class sees 4 objects or drawings and has to determine the one that does not belong.  Sometimes there may be more than one answer, like in the example below.  Some may say the triangle does not belong because it is the only object that is not in the shape of a square.  Others may say the green square because it is the only shape that is not red.  The goal of the game is for students to observe and relate properties of objects.  These games are shared by Early Family Math and can be downloaded here.


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Math is not just about memorization, it is about developing a full understanding of math concepts.  Including fun activities in your lesson can help with this.  You can do this through hands-on practice, collaborative projects, and game-based learning.  Prodigy has uncovered 9 of the top strategies for getting students excited about math.  Read the full article here for a more in depth look at each strategy.

  1. Explicit instruction

  2. Conceptual understanding

  3. Using concepts in math vocabulary

  4. Cooperative learning strategies

  5. Meaningful and frequent homework

  6. Puzzle pieces math instruction

  7. Verbalize math problems

  8. Reflection time

  9. Making math facts fun

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