In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, all planned in-person Mouse events until May 15 are cancelled, postponed, or transitioning to virtual experiences. Please check each opportunity below carefully and reach out to the Mouse team if you have any questions.
During this crisis, Mouse is helping schools and parents transition to online learning experiences for their students. Read More >
Intro to Mouse: Onboarding workshops
Want to find out about Mouse Create? Sign up for a FREE one-hour online professional development: Intro To Mouse Onboarding. Mouse Create Onboarding sessions will specialize in a course on Mouse Create, giving educators a chance to get more in depth knowledge and get support on how to use Mouse Create. There will be opportunities to collaborate with new and experienced Mouse educators and build your network.
Currently scheduled onboarding sessions are:
- Thursday, May 28, 3:00 pm - 4:00 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 in grades 4-8.
Mouse is currently holding Virtual CS First PDs (60 & 90 min) weekly in collaboration with the NYCDOE. NYCDOE staff can learn how to register for these events using the remote calendar sent to your email.
If you are not an NYCDOE staff member please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request to join our next Virtual CS First PD!
If you are a school administrator and want to schedule a CS First PD for your school/district complete this form.
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 Fundamentals 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 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
The annual Emoti-Con NYC Youth Digital Media and Technology Challenge
Emoti-Con is NYC’s biggest showcase for young designers, makers, technologists, and tinkerers who believe in digital innovation as a tool for positive change in the world around them. Students network with peers and professionals, and share digital media and technology projects that reflect a range of interest areas and address pressing issues.
See you on Saturday, May 9, 2020 for a virtual Emoti-Con experience! More details coming soon!
The 2020 Diversity in Tech Awards
The Diversity in Tech (DIV) Conference & Awards is a celebration of those who are championing the nationwide movement to increase diversity across the technology industry.
Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, the Diversity in Tech Conference & Awards is postponed, we will be announcing next steps shortly.
Please email DIV@mouse.org for concerns and all other inquiries.
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.
For the rest of the 2019-2020 school year Mouse will waive the membership fee for a Full Membership.
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.
Microprojects are monthly, bite-sized challenges for members of our national network to get creative with free web tools and technology. Mouse Microprojects are mini competitions 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!
Mouse Design League
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.
Learn more about joining the Design League program at Mouse HQ in Manhattan via the link below. To get information about other Design League programs in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Minneapolis or Jersey City, or if you would like info about starting your own Design League, please contact Maggie at email@example.com.