Expand Computer Science In Your School/Network

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January 3, 2018

Are You Ready to Expand Computer Science In Your School/Network?

Polls repeatedly show student and parent demand for CS instruction is high.

Code.org is a national nonprofit organization that champions expansion of computer science courses and instruction in K12. They offer curriculum and professional development each summer for teachers across the country at no charge. This flyer provides an overview of professional learning for Computer Science Discoveries (middle grades) and Computer Science Principles AP.

Code.org's application for professional learning will open Tuesday, January 16th and will be available here: https://code.org/educate/professional-learning. Interested teachers can sign-up to be notified when applications open on this page. Applications will close early April 2018. Demand is high and space is limited, so talk to your principal and sign up early!!

Application Process

  1. Teacher submits an application for CSD (middle grades course) or Computer Science Principles AP.
  2. The teacher's application will be matched to a California Regional Partner depending on their geography.
  3. Applications will only be accepted from teachers who can commit to teaching the course in the next academic year.
  4. The teacher's principal will be emailed to ask for approval to ensure that the course will be taught during the 18-19 SY.
  5. Regional Partners or Code.org will frequently send out updates to those who sign up.
  6. Final decisions will be made in April and teachers will be notified. For more info contact Vinh Luong <vinh@code.org>

Are You Attending the CCSA's 25th Annual Conference in San Diego March 26 to 28, 2018? Learn More about CS!

In a Tuesday 3/27 10:45-11:45 Centerpiece Session, State Board member Trish Williams will update you on new State policies for Computer Science and moderate discussion with school leaders who are already implementing and scaling CS in their schools. Info on resources will be available. Register here.