B’More Codes is an online professional development program centered around a student
coding and engineering design challenge. The program is open to middle school teachers of STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) content and will consist of three synchronous
virtual sessions that will provide participants with tools to introduce coding and
the engineering design process in their classes.
Participating teachers will receive a $250 stipend and a free field trip to the SciTech Student Learning Lab, where their students will complete
an engineering design and coding challenge using Lego® SPIKE™ Prime sets. During the
field trip, students will solve a real-world problem by building, testing, and troubleshooting
a prototype design.
This workshop is made possible by generous funding from the Motorola Solutions Foundation.
The B′More Codes Info Sheet (PDF) provides details about the workshop including the online session dates.
Interested? Complete the B'More Codes Application by December 8, 2021.
B′More Secure GenCyber Train the Trainer Program
Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing fields and offers incredible career and
post-secondary opportunities for students. We've created a year-long professional
learning opportunity to support middle and high school educators in Maryland integrate
cybersecurity concepts into their courses and engage their students in learning about
careers and post-secondary opportunities in cyber security.
The B’More Secure GenCyber program is open to Maryland teachers (from any discipline)
who are interested in infusing cybersecurity lessons in their teaching. The program
is designed to support those with little to no cybersecurity content knowledge (novice
track) as well as teachers with existing cybersecurity foundation knowledge and teaching
experience who want to continue to build their skills (advanced track).
This workshop made possible by funding from the National Science Foundation.
For more information, visit B′More Secure: GenCyber Train the Trainer.
Applications will be available in early 2022.
Online Maryland Loaner Lab Training
Secondary science teachers in Maryland qualify to borrow kits from our Maryland Loaner
Lab (MDLL) program by participating in the MDLL Training. We are excited to offer
the Online Maryland Loaner Lab Training course as an option for teachers to meet the required training for the MDLL program.
This course typically runs for three consecutive weeks; it is entirely asynchronous,
with a total time commitment between 6 and 8 hours. This course is free and open to all middle and high school science teachers in Maryland.
For more details about online training, visit Maryland Loaner Lab Training Workshop.
Our next on-line training session will be Summer 2022. Please sign-up for our newsletter to be notified when applications open.
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