Implement 4 Impact Workshop Series

What is the Implement 4 Impact Workshop Series?

Developed by the Small School Districts' Association CS4NorCal research project, Implement 4 Impact (I4I) is a monthly workshop series for K-12 teachers that features emerging technologies and related instructional strategies that can accelerate student learning.  I4I includes emerging trends and concepts in CS that will impact how students learn and conduct work during college and in their careers. Throughout the workshop series, you will learn how to support students in culminating and curating their work experience and final projects in different forms of exhibition.

Audience: Educators of Students in Grades 6-12


Workshop 1: Project-Based Learning and CS

Facilitators:  Sue Hubbard and Lorilee Niesen

September 19 & 21 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

October 3 & 5 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

By participating in this workshop, you will leave with tools to develop activities that integrate real-world CS concepts and provide dynamic hands-on experiences that culminate with authentic assessment via curation of student work.

Workshop 2: Agile Project Management

Facilitators: Jen Manly and Sean Glantz

November 14 & 16 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

December 5 & 7 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Build on your understanding of PBL and explore tools and protocols students can use to manage their projects. Agile project management is an employability skill across many industries and is a skill that can enhance classroom performance.  In this workshop, you will learn how you and your students can be "Agile" while building CS projects.

Workshop 3: Emerging CS Trends & Concepts

Facilitators:  Jared Amalong, Tawny Rienhardt, and Jonathan Rhodea

January 23 & 25 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

February 13 & 15 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Because CS is an emerging and evolving field of study, you will explore future standards and concepts in emerging areas like cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.  The activities that you will experience can serve as topics for student projects in your CS classroom.

Workshop 4: Curating & Exhibiting Student Work

Facilitators:  Sue Hubbard and Lorilee Niesen

March 5 & 7 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

April 9 & 11 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

In the final workshop of the series, you will consider the importance of showcasing student work in PBL. You will explore resources and strategies that will empower students to exhibit their computing artifacts and amass a portfolio useful for future college and career pursuits.

Benefits of Participating

By participating in the Implement 4 Impact workshop series, you are entitled to the following benefits:

If you have questions regarding your eligibility to receive a stipend for participating in the Implement 4 Impact workshops series, please review the FAQ.