This page is for teachers who have joined our TechHire Dev-Catalyst Pilot program starting in Northern New Mexico
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OK Teachers, Let's Get Started
After your email address is submitted, we will send you an invite by email to activate your online account.
2. Follow Email Instructions to Activate your Online Account
Once you complete the instructions in the email invite, we will activate your account, and you will have access to the same Dev-Catalyst Learn training portal that the students will use. Within approximately 48 hours, we will upgrade your online account to an Administrator level.
Key features of Administrative Accounts:
It was our goal that teachers take a facilitator/coach role, once they have their classroom rules and procedures established and the students begin to work through their Dev Catalyst Learn course.
We do recommend you set either daily or weekly deadlines regarding which assignments should be complete by "x" date. This will help your student teams stay together, so when they are ready to start work on their competition projects, all team members are within a couple of days of each other.
4. Classroom Visits
It is also common for us to do classroom visits (in-person or remotely) to help students get started and to answer questions. If you would like to schedule a remote visit, please let us know.
We set up a video camera and recorded our summer Professional Development for Dev Catalyst teachers. These are NOT edited but they will help you better understand UX and basic web design if you are new to this world.
6. Local Support
Glad you are part of regional Tech learning community and our local cohort of schools and teachers launching the Dev Catalyst learning platform. We look forward to working together to ensure your students' success. Stay tuned for upcoming Professional Development workshops or video conference calls.
Local Contact: Jennifer Nevarez, New Mexico TechWorks
7. Dev Catalyst Help Desk
You and your students can report issues, schedule a class visit (remote or in-person) and ask specific competition /Dev Catalyst related questions.
Please be sure to include your school's name on the subject line of the ticket. Access the help desk from the new Dev Catalyst Learn website
or directly using the below link. http://www.devcatalystlearn.com/
(Help Desk link located at the bottom of the list on the homepage) https://devcatalystlearn.on.spiceworks.com/sign_in
Dev-Catalyst Learn Accounts
Because we have so many educators who come into the program with little to no coding knowledge, we have built online courses (also known as Dev Catalyst Learn) using CourseSites. Dev Catalyst Learn provides classroom resources and guidance for completing the dev competition project. Each course will guide you and your students through videos, tutorials, activities and assessments as you develop both your technical and professional skills. Students will use our new CMS, Dev Catalyst Learn, for their coding tutorials, assessments and activities. Each competition category is set up as an independent online course for your students to complete.
GOT STUDENTS? Let's Get Them Going
1. Show videos
Show students the videos found on our website. https://www.attheco.com/devcatalyst
2. Students Sign Up
Students can sign up to activate their own online accounts @
Each student will need an email address in order to set up their Dev Catalyst Learn account. Then they will fill out this short Google Form with their name, school, email address and the Dev Catalyst course they are enrolled in.
Dev Catalyst Competition Categories
Novice Web Development (high school)*
Raspberry Pi with Scratch (middle school)
Raspberry Pi with Python (high school)
Advanced Web Development (high school)
Data Dev (high school).
*Novice Web Development is the only competition eligible for the San Francisco trip.
We work to provide educators with training and classroom resources which will help you motivate and guide your students through their dev project which they will submit for judging.
First year participants,
we recommend you start your students in the Novice Web Development (High School)
OR the Raspberry Pi with Python category (Middle School)
San Francisco Trip
Student winners and selected teachers will go on an all expense paid trip to San Francisco where we will tour tech companies such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Google and Pivotal. Student winners in all categories EXCEPT Raspberry Pi are eligible for the trip.
You can find a video of a previous trip on our website.
"Top School" trophy
"Rookie School of the Year" trophy
"Rookie School of the Year" award
At the educator workshop last summer, we discussed some procedures you will want to establish in your classroom. For example, how will students turn in assignments to you. Dev Catalyst Learn provides a pdf for assignments. Do you want students to print that document and complete it? Write answers on their own paper. Or you may want students to complete assignments digitally.
You will also want to decide how you use the short quizzes throughout the tutorials. These quizzes require a score of 80% or higher to advance.
We recommend using this short quizzes as formative assessments and the longer course tests as summative assessments.
We have attached a copy of the teacher notes we distributed at the educator workshop. Please note that there is a list of websites that students will need access to. You may want to provide that list to your school system's IT personnel so your students can have access to those websites.
● Teacher Updates
https://www.remind.com/join/89299h or text @89299h to the number 81010
● Student Updates
https://www.remind.com/join/h9kg8a or text @h9kg8a to the number 81010
Dev Catalyst Learn - Student Sign Up Google Form
● We recommend using a school email address for the students
Dev Catalyst Learn App
● Download “Mobile Learn” app from App Store
● School Name is “CourseSites by Blackboard - free”
● Use your same username & password from our website. https://devcatalystlearn.coursesites.com/
● Note: quizzes and tests are not mobile compatible
Supplemental educational resources such as reading guides and graphic organizers ○ Teachers need to determine how they want their students to submit these assignments (print the attachments, copy on their own paper, OR digitally copy questions & type answers for submission)
○ Students will need to show you their gradebook or test score as they complete each test
○ Recommend using the unit quizzes as formative assessments
○ Most videos are hosted within the CMS so they should open as attachments
○ The Raspberry Pi course requires students to have access to Vimeo
Coding Tutorials & Resources which require account creation
○ We recommend you require students to use the same email address and password on all of these accounts.
CodePen - Novice Web