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CS First Education Partners
We hope everyone has enjoyed
the CS First program as much as we have here at the Michigan Film & Digital
Media Office (MFDMO)! From its unveiling in November 2015 through the
statewide Launch in January 2016, it’s been enormously popular. Thanks to
all of you who have embraced the program and MFDMO partnership with your
students during the school year, and who continue to offer the program as part
of a summer school activity or ‘camp’.
Through our partnership,
Google is now utilizing Michigan as a model to get more states and regions
involved in the CS First Program. Stay tuned for more information as this
exciting new announcement is released.
We are excited to announce
our latest benefits for participating schools that are new to the MFDMO
partnership, or that re-register their club(s) for the 2016-2017 school
year: headphones and digital badging!
Beginning September 1, the
MFDMO will provide up to 20 headphones per school that joins for the first time
in 2016-2017, and up to 20 headphones for any school that participated in
2015-2016 and that confirms their ongoing participation as of September 1 in
the MFDMO partnership for the 2016-2017 school year.
A new school must sign
up for the partnership with the MFDMO, and enroll a minimum of 20 students to
be eligible to receive the headphones. A returning school
must verify their ongoing participation for the 2016-2017 school year by
updating their participation data (a reminder will be sent on or around
September 1) and enroll a minimum of 20 students in the program.
To place a request for
headphones, the CS First contact person for your school should send an email
request to email@example.com,
and include a delivery address for the school where the headphones should be
sent. We will monitor new school signups and renewals that we receive
online beginning September 1 to verify your eligibility, and headphones will be
shipped during early to mid-September.
Note: Each school, homeschool, or other youth-centered
organization is considered one entity; maximum number of headphones per
school/entity is 20. Homeschools will be limited to one set of
In partnership with Google
and the Michigan Department of Education, the Michigan Film & Digital Media
Office (MFDMO) is excited to offer students the ability to share their success
in the CS First program by earning a digital badge specific to the completion
of their CS First Club theme. The CS First Digital Badging Program
is an exclusive opportunity for clubs that have signed up for the CS
First program through our office and in partnership with Google. Please click here
for more information on the digital badging program and how to access the
We welcome you to learn more about our partnership and the CS First
Program effort to ensure Michigan
youth have access to this unique curriculum that requires no previous computer
Joining this effort is an
easy, two-step process:
Complete the MFDMO online registration form. This entitles you to exclusive partnership
opportunities including a forthcoming digital badging system that will be
available to the students who complete CS First Clubs.
Start a club and receive lesson plans on the CS First website.
Should you have any
questions, please feel free to contact us at any time. We look forward to
working with you!
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Michigan is home to some of the countries finest colleges and universities both private and public. Many of these institutions have degree programs which directly impact the creative industries, specifically in film and digital media. Michigan is also home to numerous trade schools and specialized degree programs. All of these wonderful education opportunities prepare students to enter careers in the creative industries and provide companies with a direct link to talent that is homegrown.
Do you have an upcoming training or workshop that you'd like promoted through the MFDMO website and on our social media channels? Please send us the important details such as the name of the event, the hosting organization, date, time, address and any other important details you wish to have included. Send the request in the form of an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, thank you.
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