Did you know that there are Code.org professional learning workshops for teachers here in Texas? Applications are currently open for the Summer 2018 Professional Learning Program for middle and high school teachers. Learn more and apply today!
WeTeach_CS is working with Code.org, Rice, and UT Dallas to host the WeTeach_TEX Con in Richardson, Texas, from July 30 to August 3, 2018. Lodging, along with breakfast and lunch, will be provided. Transportation from your home to the training will be reimbursed. There will also be four follow-up quarterly workshops in the Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio areas in the 2018-19 school year. Additional regions might be added based on teacher demand.
Here’s some feedback from Texas teacher participants in the 2017-18 school year
“I am the only CS teacher in my district, so these workshops are essential networking activities for me. I need to talk with other teachers to see how they are assessing the students and where they are experiencing difficulties. I also enjoy having the time to just focus on CS Principles for several hours. At school I usually have just minutes a day because I teach 4 different courses.”
“It’s always encouraging to come, see the team, and find out we are all facing similar situations. I love the feedback.”
Why Computer Science?
Did you know that here in Texas, there are over 36,590 open computing jobs, but in 2015 there were only had 2,714 computer science graduates? Of those, only 18% were women. All our students deserve this opportunity, and it can start in your school. Join us and learn computer science this year while empowering your students for the 21st century. Let’s go beyond teaching how to use apps and give our students the skills to build them.
Professional Learning for Middle and High School Teachers
Designed around courses Computer Science Discoveries and Computer Science Principles, the Code.org 2018 Professional Learning Program for middle and high school teachers begins with a five-day, in-person summer workshop followed by four additional one-day workshops throughout the year. If you are unsure which program is right for you, we offer some program recommendations to help you determine the best fit for your teaching situation.
The priority application period closes on March 30th, and we’ll review applications on a rolling basis. We look forward to reviewing your application!
Elementary School Teachers
We welcome elementary school teachers to sign up year-round for our no-cost, high-quality one-day professional learning workshops for Computer Science Fundamental courses from an experienced computer science facilitator.
Texas teachers can also earn continuing professional education (CPE) credits for their participation!
98% of past attendees say they would recommend the Code.org professional learning workshops to another teacher. Come experience it firsthand.