computer science discoveries

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Educator Outcomes: The Computer Science Discoveries Professional Learning Program fee includes 9 days of facilitation, curriculum guide, ongoing support, and a Circuit Playground Classroom Kit, totaling *$2,400 per participant.

**Funding through Iowa’s Computer Science Professional Development Incentive Fund can also be used for all of our computer science professional development options.

Student Outcomes: 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. Code.org’s curriculum is available at no cost for anyone, anywhere to teach.

Your next step: Applications for our 2021-22 Code.org Professional Learning Program for Computer Science Discoveries and Computer Science Principles are open! All summer workshops will be virtual this year, but we hope to host the academic year workshops in person. 

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We can craft a custom professional development package with options tailored to your classroom and district.

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Why computer science in iowa?

NewBoCo is the designated provider of Code.org Professional Learning Programs in Iowa. Our role includes providing quality professional development to educators through local school district partnerships and acting as a regional hub of the global computer science education movement. NewBoCo will work with schools and provide networking and collaboration events for computer science teachers.

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osage school district case study

Learn about our partnership with Code.org and our impact on Osage Community Schools through our computer science curriculum. Both teachers and students have learned coding skills to build better futures.

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Interested in more resources to encourage your students along? Check out our Computer Science Resources page!

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