Professional Development for Teachers

Spring 2022 Workshops

Spring 2022 workshops: Register Now: Link to Registration

  • Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 4-5 PM, Robots, Dr. Len Litowitz, Professor and Chair, Department of Applied Engineering, Safety, and Technology, Millersville University, in person at Kean University, Union, NJ

  • Tuesday, April 5, 2022, Jon Ownby, Cybersecurity workshop (elementary)

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 4-5 PM. Games, Jason Erdriech, Technology, Design and Engineering Educator, Madison Public Schools

  • Tuesday, April 15, 4-5:15 PM Earth Day workshop, Dr. Dina Rosen (elementary); Climate Change and Bee Bots!

REGISTER NOW: Link to Registration!

Fall 2021 Kean CS Hub K-8 Educator Workshops

Diane Horvath is leading our virtual Micro:bit sessions, together with Ellen Fishter.

The dates are: Tuesday, Oct. 26, 4-5:30 PM Virtual, Kick-off

Nov. 16, 4-5 PM virtual

Jan 18, 4-5 PM virtual

Feb 15, 4-5 PM virtual

Sign up for the series now, using this form. Participants will receive equipment prior to the event. Space is limited for this series.

Any questions please call Nancy at 908-737-4719.


  • K-8 Educator Workshops, taught by Ellen Fishter, Diane Hovath and Jim Novotny

  • Teachers attending the workshop will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card as a stipend. Post-workshop, participants who submit a lesson plan supporting the NJ new K-8 CS standards, for review, acceptance, and inclusion in our public repository for use by other teachers, will receive an additional stipend. Workshop space is limited.

  • Register for workshops here.

September 28, 2021 4:00PM - 5:00PM ET Bee-bots! In person at Kean University, Union, NJ

Green Lane Building. Room sent to registrants.

Attendees must be vaccinated and must wear masks on campus, per Kean University protocols.

October 5, 2021 4:00PM - 5:00PM ET Scratch/S Jr Location: Virtual.

October 12, 2021 4:00PM - 5:00PM ET Let's Go Code! Location: Virtual.

CMU Academy resources

CS1 Blended CMU CS Academy Summer 2021 Virtual Professional Development Agenda 2.pdf
CS2 Course Description & S+S.pdf

As of now all June 21 - 23 and July 19 - 21 sessions are full and don't accept any participants. Don't wait to register for August 2-4 here: Make sure to request teacher account in advance.

CS4NJ schedule

CSPDWeek Program

AP CS Principles program Offered on September 8 - June 8, 2021


Our K 3-5 Lending Library Workshops are offered by Professional teachers

Click Here [Past Workshops] to see workshops that we have done in the past.

Ellen Fishter

Ellen Fishter is currently employed by the Livingston Public School district as a Technology Coach and Innovation/STEAM teacher. In addition, she teaches high school students Personal Financial Literacy (online) and holds a general business education teaching certificate. Ellen has led numerous professional development sessions on educational technology and assisted in the development of Livingston's STEAM curriculum encompassing the NJ K-8 Computer Science Standards. When she is not working, Ellen enjoys biking, hiking, sewing, and the beach.

Diane Horvath, M. Ed

Diane Horvath is currently a Technology/ MakerEd Integration Specialist at Blake Middle School in Medfield Public Schools (MA) and a former Special Educator of students with moderate disabilities at the elementary level. Her mission is to explore ways of bringing accessible creative & innovative learning experiences to students using everyday materials, coding & circuits. The Micro:bit has become the one tool that offers a range of possibilities for all learners delivering a powerful impact when students see their code in their hands! #Micro:bitChampion

Twitter: @techmonstah

Instagram: @techmonstaah

Upcoming Events

Fall 2021

  • K-8 Educator Workshops, in support of the Lending Library:

September 28, 2021 4:00PM - 5:00PM ET Bee-bots!

October 5, 2021 4:00PM - 5:00PM ET Scratch/S Jr.

October 12, 2021 4:00PM - 5:00PM ET Let's Go Code

Tuesday, Oct 26, 4-5:30 PM Virtual, Kick-off

Nov 16, 2021, 4-5 PM Virtual

Jan 18, 2022, 4-5 PM Virtual

Feb 15, 2022, 4-5 PM Virtual

September 27, 2021 8am - 11am ET Kick-off!

October 25, 2021 3pm - 4pm ET

December 6, 2021 3pm - 4pm ET

February 7, 2022 3pm - 4pm ET

April 4, 2022 3pm - 4pm ET

June 6, 2022 3pm - 4pm ET

Educator’s Workshop: Electronics with micro:bit and Python

September 13, 15, 17, 2021 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

October 18, 20, 22, 2021 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

November 15, 17, 19, 2021 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm


Start a Club Info session to follow - let us know when you've signed up! (

  • 2021-22 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing awards

Sept. 1 All apps open: High School, Collegiate Award Apps, Educator Award+National Educator Award

Oct. 15 Collegiate Prelim Apps close

Oct. 22 - Nov. 22 Collegiate Application Reviews

Dec. 7-Jan 14 Collegiate Award Final Apps

Nov. 5 High School Apps Close

Nov. 12-Dec 10 High School Reviews

Dec. 6 Educator Award+National Educator Award Apps Close

Dec. 8-22 Educator Reviews: (close no later than Jan 14)

Spring 2022

We are planning to roll out our PRAXIS preparation program in Summer 2022 again. Stay tuned!

  • micro;bit sessions

January 18, 2022, 4-5 PM virtual

February 15, 2022, 4-5 PM virtual


training continues...

School Counselor Cohort

Dates for the sessions during the school year:

Monday, February 7, 2022 3pm - 4pm ET

Monday, April 4, 2022 3pm - 4pm ET

Monday, June 6, 2022 3pm - 4pm ET

K-2, 3-5, 6-8. 9-12 Grade Band Cohorts

Lending Library Waves