A new cohort of Ohio teachers will be selected for Code.org’s Computer Science professional development. Applications are open now.
Code.org’s Professional Learning Program is an intensive, year-long learning experience for middle and high school educators interested in teaching Code.org’s Computer Science Discoveries (middle school) or Computer Science Principles (high school) courses. This year’s professional learning will again be free to teachers (although travel will be the responsibility of the school and/or teacher).
Participants will explore Computer Science curriculum and tools, experiment with specific teaching strategies, and join a local community of teachers using this curriculum.
Teachers who apply and are accepted must:
The priority application deadline is March 30, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
|Detailed information about each course|
|Computer Science Discoveries||Computer Science Principles|
|Start your application for both courses here|
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