P-12 Teacher Resources
Resources for Inside and Outside the Classroom
P-12 Teacher Engagement
Computer Science Teacher Education
We are leading the charge on educating the next generation of computing teachers through three academic program options: (1) Undergraduate Supplemental Endorsement for students currently seeking educational degrees; (2) Graduate Computing Teacher Education Certificate and a Supplemental IT Endorsement for in-service teachers; and (3) Full Graduate Degree (MS in CSTE). Students can complete this part or full time. Click here for more information.
P-12 Community Engagement Activities Research Experience for Teachers
Every summer, high school teachers and undergraduate students have the opportunity to attend two research experiences at IS&T: Research Experience for Teachers (RET) and Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Engineering and Computer Science. These projects focus on “Infusing Mobile Platform Applied Research into Teaching” with funding from the National Science Foundation. Five computer science faculty members serve as mentors for the teachers and students. Click here for more information.
Teacher Training in Emerging IT Disciplines
For teachers interested in infusing emerging IT disciplines into their P12 curriculum, IS&T faculty and staff will work collaboratively with them, designing custom training programs in traditional computing (Computer Science and Information Systems) and Interdisciplinary Informatics (Bioinformatics, Cybersecurity and IT Innovation). Please contact the IS&T Dean’s office at (402) 554-4150 and set up a time to visit the college.
IS&T Student Speakers
Interested in having your class learn more about information technology and the programs offered at IS&T? Current students can speak to your class about their experiences and future goals. From Robotics, IT Innovation to Computer Science, our students are passionate about IT and excited to help others find their career paths. Please contact the IS&T Dean’s office at (402) 554-4150 to arrange for an IS&T student to visit your classroom.
Middle School Teacher Engagement
Programming with Scratch
Introduce your classroom to programming with this simple and free tool. This presentation will walk your classroom through a simple exercise that will help you understand computational thinking, practice your programming skills and set you up to learn more complicated programs.
High School Classroom Tools
About Me App
Teach your students how to make an app with this exercise. Discover the different ways apps are developed, the tools needed and specific instructions for making your own app. Additional resources are included in this presentation.
Adventures in Cybersecurity
Are you susceptible to cyber crime? This presentation is full of exercises you and your students can work through to learn how you can avoid social engineering scams and gain a better understanding about Cybersecurity.
Bioinformatics is a new and exciting field that combines information technology and biology. Learn how to extract DNA from a strawberry, how diseases spread and how to help public health in this presentation and workbook.
Motivate your students to think differently! Learn what it truly means to be innovative, how to encourage critical thinking, evalutation, and planning skills.