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Educator Events

Intro to Mouse: Onboarding workshops

Want to find out about Mouse Create? Sign up for a FREE one-hour professional development: Intro To Mouse Onboarding. This course will provide support on how to use Mouse Create and start your Mouse Program. There will be opportunities to collaborate and network with new and experienced Mouse educators and build your network.

Current scheduled onboarding sessions are:

  • September 26 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
  • October 10 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
  • October 14 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
  • October 17 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

If you have any questions please contact Membership@mouse.org

Mouse is an approved CTLE sponsor in the state of New York. NY state educators will receive CTLE hours for attending each Professional Development workshop listed below:

Professional Development: Google CS First

Google and Mouse are proud to partner to offer CS First professional development events for educators across the country! CS First is a free, easy-to-use computer science curriculum that is designed to engage a diverse student population. Learn more: mouse.org/CSFirst

If you are a school administrator and want to schedule a CS First PD for your school/district complete this form.

If you are an educator interested in attending a workshop, register using the button below. If you are a NYC educator, you can also register for CS First sessions that are available at the Grow with Google NYC Learning Center using this link.

Workshop Locations and Times

  • Sept 28: La Feria, TX 8:30am - 12:30pm

    Professional Development Code.org CS Fundamentals

    Our CS Fundamentals workshop prepares K-5 educators to teach computer science basics using Code.org’s Computer Science Fundamentals curriculum. CS Fundamentals is designed to be fun and engaging and blends online and "unplugged" non-computer activities to teach students computational thinking, problem-solving, programming concepts and digital citizenship.

    If you are a school administrator and want to schedule a CS First PD for your school/district complete this form.

    If you are an educator looking for a local PD you can join, click the Register button below.

      Professional Development Code.org CS Discoveries

      CS Discoveries is an introductory computer science course for grades 6 - 10 that empowers students to create authentic artifacts and engage with computer science as a medium for creativity, communication, problem-solving, and fun. Can be taught as a 1 or 2-semester course.

      Workshop Locations and Times

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      Professional Development Code.org AP CS Principles

      AP CSP is a higher level introductory course for 9 - 12th graders that introduces the foundational concepts of computer science while challenging students to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. Can be taught as an AP or non-AP class. Requires a full year to teach.

      Workshop Locations and Times

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      Register for CreateCon 2019!

      Our annual Mouse Educator Conference (CreateCon) will be on Friday October 25, 2019, time and location will be announced soon!

      Mouse CreateCon is a full day of professional development for educators, including hands-on workshops on select projects from our courses, opportunities to collaborate with fellow Mouse educators, and lots of fun!

      Youth Events

      Mouse Creative Computing Lab

      Mouse is transforming our previous Makerspace into a brand new Creative Computing Lab! This lab blends learning and play at a number of live experiences as each experiment expands the potential for future projects. For more information go to mouse.org/lab.

      We are holding the following events at the Mouse Creative Computing Lab this year:

      2019 - 2020 Events Calendar

      • Costume Tech (Elementary only)
        • When: 10/30 10:00AM - 12:00PM
        • Who: 4th, 5th & 6th grade only (Ages 9-12)
        • What: Experiment with Halloween costumes that light up, make sound and take you out of this world, at this event that culminates in a costume showcase.
      • Robot Election
        • When: 11/20 4:00PM - 6:00PM
        • Who: Middle & High school students (Ages 13+)
        • What: Create a robot candidate to run for leader of the robots. Teams will prototype robot candidates using circuitry components, design a campaign website on Glitch, deliver a campaign pitch before voting for the winner at the robot election.
      • Future February
        • When: 2/12 4:00PM - 6:00PM
        • Who: Middle & High school students (Ages 13+)
        • What: Imagine the technologies that will define the future by experimenting with several cutting edge technologies.
      • Design and Build Jam
        • When: 3/18 4 - 6 PM
        • Who: Middle & High school students (Priority for Emoti-Con presenters) (Ages 13+)
        • What: Calling all teams preparing for Emoti-Con! This Design and Build Jam will focus on the fundamental making skills that could help you create next-level prototypes of your Emoti-Con project idea.
      • Earth Tech
        • When: 4/22 4:00PM - 6:00PM
        • Who: Middle & High school students (Ages 13+)
        • What: Explore climate issues while getting your hands dirty creating at in-depth maker stations that focus on sustainable technology.
      • Creative Computing Experience
        • When: 5/27 4:00PM - 6:00PM
        • Who: Middle & High school students (Ages 13+)
        • What: Discover the creative possibilities of technology in an exciting, hands on event for the Mouse Creative Computing lab. Join us to experiment with the limits of creative technology!

      Other Opportunities

      Start your Mouse Membership!

      Mouse provides membership options to fit every budget in order to empower learning communities everywhere to reach and see their potential to create with technology and make meaningful change, locally and globally.

      Your Mouse Membership will give you access to Mouse Create, our online learning platform designed for young people to build the skills they need to apply design and technology creatively to the world around them. Your membership includes STEM + computer science courses aligned to standards, online support, and digital badges for students to share their achievements.

      Mouse Microprojects

      Blue image with three dark blue gears and white text reading "Mouse Microproject"

      Microprojects are monthly, bite-sized challenges for members of our national network to get creative with free web tools and technology. Mouse MicroProjects are released throughout the school year and cover a wide range of topics, including creating your own font, animated name, avatar, and many more. Winners will receive a prize for their site and recognition on the Mouse Wire!

      Learn about our first microproject of the school fear featuring A.I. technology and how students will learn and consider using it to create an avatar that represents their goals of the year!

      Mouse Design League

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      Mouse Design League is a design and technology program in which high school students create inventions to make a positive impact on the lives of others. Design League is comprised of high school students with diverse interests and backgrounds, who gain applied design, technology, workplace, and leadership experience.

      Come to the Design League Open House on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm at the Mouse office (55 Broad St, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10004) to learn more about Design League by talking to current Design league members and alums!

      Can't make it? Sign up for more information in the button below.

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