If you were afraid you’d heard about the program when it was too late too apply or you were worried you wouldn’t be able to get your application in on time, then fret no more! The application deadline for the Code.org Professional Learning Program has been extended to April 14th! Now you have plenty of time to learn about the program and submit your application. But don’t wait too long, the April 14, 2017 application deadline will be here before you know it.
About Code.org’s Professional Learning Program
Code.org’s Professional Learning Program is an an intensive, year-long professional learning program for middle and high school educators who are interested in teaching Code.org’s CS Discoveries (middle school) or CS Principles(high school) courses. These programs are designed to prepare educators to provide high quality instruction based on the curriculum, tools and approach to students in their classrooms.
Computer Science Discoveries
The Code.org Computer Science Discoveries Professional Learning Program is an intensive professional learning program for middle school educators who are interested in teaching Code.org’s CS Discoveries course either as a semester or full-year offering. This program is designed to prepare educators to provide high quality instruction based on the CS Discoveries curriculum, tools and approach to students in their classrooms. Texas teachers could use the CS Discoveries in a middle school Tech Apps classroom or Fundamental of Computer Science course.
To learn more, visit the CS Discoveries Professional Learning Program page on Code.org.
Computer Science Principles
The College Board has launched a new AP® course called AP® Computer Science Principles. The course is designed to be far more than a traditional introduction to programming – it is a rigorous, engaging, and approachable course that explores many of the big, foundational ideas of computing so that all students understand how these concepts are transforming the world we live in. The official AP® exam will go live in the 2016-17 school year with an exam and portfolio-based assessment. AP CS Principles is an approved course in Texas (PEIMS # A3580300).
To learn more, visit the Computer Science Principles page on Code.org.
Teachers who apply and are accepted to the program commit to:
- Attending the five-day, in-person summer workshop (dates and locations assigned by district)
- Attending four local one-day, in-person workshops (normally on Saturdays)
- Engaging in 20 hours of on-line PD
- Teaching the course during the 2017-18 school year
- Supporting the recruitment and enrollment of a diverse group of students in the course, representative of the school’s overall student population
If your school plans to offer these courses in 2017-18, please encourage interested teachers to apply today!
Computer Science Discoveries Application (Middle School)
Computer Science Principles Application (High School)