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JUNE 2023

Sign up for Summer 2023 and SY23-24 training to qualify for ten years of SoCE certification

Applications are open for’s Professional Learning Program! If you’re interested in bringing or expanding computer science at your school for the 2023-2024 academic year, now is the time to explore’s curricula. Week-long workshops are available for CS Discoveries, CS Principles, and CSA in Java.

Teachers who join us for professional learning receive the following benefits:

  • Enhanced understanding of computer science concepts and pedagogical practices: Teachers gain a deep understanding of computer science concepts, pedagogy, and engaging teaching practices. 

  • Access to a community of like-minded educators: Teachers become part of a supportive community of educators who share resources, ideas, and best practices.

  • CTLE Credits: Teachers who complete the summer training will receive 27 hours of CTLE credit, with an additional 24 hours available through just-in-time school year check-ins.

New York State will begin requiring Computer Science Teaching certification in the 2024-2025 school year. Now is a great time to bring CS to your school and avoid a costly, time-consuming certification process: All certified educators who have taught a full computer science course between 2017 and 2024 are eligible for the Statement of Continued Eligibility (SoCE) that will allow them to teach CS without the full certification within your district for ten years. Teaching any of’s middle or high school courses will help you meet that requirement! You can learn more about the SoCE requirements and application deadline here. workshops will prepare you to confidently bring CS to your students as well as connect with an online and in-person community of peers. Scholarship funding is available for most applicants! If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]

MAY 2023

Mouse joins Corporate Council for 2023-24

NYSCATE is proud to announce that Mouse has become the newest member of our Corporate Council for 2023-24

Mouse educates and inspires students and teachers to succeed in Computer Science. We support communities historically excluded from comprehensive Computer Science education and tech career development programs. A nonprofit organization providing tech education leadership for 25 years, Mouse has delivered equitable innovations in technology education across New York and in over 40 states. We strive to transform mindsets so that every teacher and student is actively engaged in computer science and tech career pathways.

Mouse is excited to join NYSCATE’s Corporate Council to help schools and districts across New York State provide high quality computer science and STEM education opportunities to their students through:

  • Design League: Mouse’s project based, digital design course for grades 6-12 students and teachers, grounded in Human-Centered Design, delivers skills, knowledge and career awareness in UX/UI, front-end coding, and app development.

  • K-12 computer science professional development courses.

  • New York State Computer Science & Digital Fluency Standards professional development to support teachers’ literacy and application of the standards within their classrooms.

Mouse provides professional development services to support educators with implementing the New York State Computer Science and Digital Fluency (CSDF) Standards, in conjunction with the Smart Start grant program. As teachers grapple with how to apply the CSDF standards throughout the school day, Mouse provides practical solutions and resources so that all teachers–not just CS–can transform learning by using CSDF standards in the classroom. Additionally, as a regional partner for, Mouse delivers professional development in K-12 computer science courses, including CS Fundamentals, CS Discoveries, CS Principles, and CSA among others. 

Alignment with NYS CSDF standards and vital SEL benchmarks are core components of Mouse’s signature program, Design League. This in-depth digital design program guides  student teams to invent and prototype an original app that addresses an authentic, self-identified need in their community.  Project examples include topics such as mental health, environmental justice, and accessible housing. As a culminating event, students from across New York City convene at the annual Emoti-Con Youth Digital Media and Technology Challenge to receive feedback and mentorship opportunities from tech industry professionals as well as celebrate student achievement. In 2023, Mouse partnered with NYC Public Schools to deliver the Design League curriculum to over 4,000 students at 70 middle and high schools.

To learn more about bringing Mouse services and programs to your community, email the team at [email protected].