Computer science training open to Ohio teachers

Update: Applications for the 2017-18 CS Principles Professional Learning Program are open until April 14, 2017. The application period for CS Discoveries is now closed.

Will you, or a teacher you know, teach computer science next year? is now offering admission into its Professional Learning Program on computer science (CS). The intensive, year-long training prepares educators to teach CS Discoveries (for middle school) or CS Principles (for high school).

Designed for computer science veterans or beginners, this training will help you:

  • grow your teaching practice
  • become an expert in computer science materials and supports
  • bring high-quality approaches to computer instruction to help your students

Last April, Battelle Education earned status as a regional partner with As a partner, 60 spots – 40 for CS Principles and 20 for CS Discoveries – will be offered to Ohio teachers through Battelle and the Ohio STEM Learning Network.

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Over the course of the training, you’ll dive into computer science. You’ll explore CS curriculum and tools, experiment with specific teaching strategies, and join a local community of teachers.

Requirements for participants
Attend the five-day, in-person summer workshop (dates and locations listed below)
Attend four local one-day, in-person workshops (normally on Saturdays)
Complete 20 hours of online professional development
Teach the course during the 2017-18 school year
Support the recruitment and enrollment of a diverse group of students in the course, representative of the school’s overall student population

This training is offered to teachers and schools at no cost by

Applications close on March 17, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For more information and to apply, visit the CS Discoveries and CS Principles pages.

Apply here
Apply for CS Discoveries (middle school) Apply for CS Principles (high school)

If you’d like to share this opportunity with an educator, you can nominate them for this training here at They’ll immediately receive a link to this information, along with a note letting them know you thought it would be a good fit.

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Summer workshop dates:

  • Computer Science Discoveries: June 18-23, 2017 (Houston, TX) – Transportation costs will be covered for teachers.
  • Computer Science Principles: July 24- July 28, 2017 (Columbus, OH) – Transportation and lodging are the responsibility of the school or teacher.
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