Our middle and high school professional development programs offer year-round support. The program kicks off with a 5-day summer workshop (TeacherCon), where you'll have an opportunity to work hands-on with the curriculum and meet other teachers from your area. Throughout the year, we offer online support for upcoming units, forum support, and 1-day quarterly workshops. You don't need any prior computer science experience to be accepted to any of our professional development initiatives!
CS Discoveries, for 6-9th grade teachers
For educators in 6-9th grade classrooms, our Computer Science Discoveries course is a great place to start. The course can be taught as a semester or full-year introduction and covers a broad range of topics such as physical computing, building websites, programming and learning about data. The program is currently full for the 2017-18 school year, but sign up on our interest form today if you'd like to apply next year.
CS Principles, for 9-12th grade teachers
If you're teaching 9-12th grade students, our Computer Science Principles course can be taught as an AP or non-AP course. Either way, there are no prerequisites required. The course is designed to be far more than a traditional introduction to programming - it is a rigorous, engaging, and approachable course. It explores many of the big, foundational ideas of computing so all students understand how these concepts are transforming the world we live in.
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