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This program is fully funded through CS PD Week. Submit your priority registration by May 5, 2023!

Engage Students with Computer Science and Creativity

Computer Science Discoveries (CS Discoveries) is an introductory computer science course that empowers students to create authentic artifacts and engage with computer science as a medium for creativity, communication, problem solving, and fun. The Computer Science Discoveries Professional Learning Program includes 9 days of facilitation, curriculum guide, ongoing support, a Circuit Playground Classroom Kit, and stipends for each workshop day.

During the summer of 2023, we are partnering with the Iowa Department of Education and Iowa AEAs to provide Computer Science Professional Development Week for Iowa Educators. CS PD Week will be June 12-16th at the University of Northern Iowa. Organizers are working to take away common barriers for this in-person event, including providing stipends, lodging and several meals during the week.

Join our Professional Development for Educators newsletter to learn more about registration for this and other programs when applications open!

Inspire and Build

Appropriate for 6–10th grade students and can be taught as a semester or year long introductory course (3-5 hours per week of instruction for 9+ weeks). The course takes a wide lens on computer science by covering topics such as programming, physical computing, HTML/CSS, and data. The course inspires students as they build their own websites, apps, games, and physical computing devices.’s curriculum is available at no cost for anyone, anywhere to teach.

Hear from Real Teachers

"When I first embarked on my journey into the world of computer science last summer, I was apprehensive and more than a little overwhelmed. I want to thank you for all that you have done to make this a rewarding and positive experience. I appreciate your patience, flexibility, enthusiasm, and commitment to bringing CS to ALL students."
Christine Bailey
2021-22 participant, Blessed Maria Asuunta Pallotta Catholic Middle School, Waterloo, Iowa

Join dozens of teachers like you for a fun, collaborative, and fully funded learning experience!

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