grades 9-12 principles
Educator Outcomes: The Computer Science Discoveries Professional Learning Program fee includes 9 days of facilitation, curriculum guide, and ongoing support, totaling **$2,000 per participant. During the 5-day summer workshop, participants will engage with the curriculum to prepare for the beginning of the school year, discuss best practices, and how to create a supportive classroom. During the academic year workshops, participants will experience upcoming lessons in the curriculum before they teach them, connect with their cohort to share how their implementation is going, and discuss instructional practices to support them.
**“Funding through the Computer Science Professional Development Incentive Fund can be used for all of our computer science professional development options.
This year-long course can be taught as an AP or non-AP course – no prerequisites are required for students or for teachers new to computer science! In addition, Code.org’s curriculum is available at no cost for anyone, to teach.
Student Outcomes: Students are introduced to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenged to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. More than a traditional introduction to programming, it is a rigorous, engaging, and approachable course that explores many of the foundational ideas of computing so all students understand how these concepts are transforming the world we live in.
Your next step: Applications for our 2021-22 Code.org Professional Learning Program for 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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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.
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.
Interested in more resources to encourage your students along? Check out our Resources page!