Update: The priority application deadline has been extended to April 24.
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.
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:
- Attend the five-day, in-person summer workshop July 15-19, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio
- Attend four local one-day, in-person workshops (on Saturdays throughout the school year)
- Teach the course during the 2019-20 school year
- Support the recruitment and enrollment of a diverse group of students in the course, representative of the school’s overall student population
What teachers say about the program
Before launching this year’s application, we talked to five Ohio teachers about their experience.
We’ve also posted interviews with many teachers about the program including:
- Amy Hill, Greenfield Exempted Village Schools – “Student goes from “computers never helped me” to teaching others” and “Ohio teacher spends her birthday learning computer science with peers“
- Tonkia Bridges, R. A. Taft Information Technology Middle School – “In the classroom with Coach Tee” and “Tonkia Bridges says ‘Teachers don’t have to know everything’ to succeed‘”
- Renee Coley, Hannah Ashton Middle School – “Ask a teacher: What are Code.org trainings really like?“
Cost and scholarships
For Ohio teachers, the cost of the CS Discoveries and CS Principles program starts at $1,150 per teacher (+ a $150.00 enrollment fee, refunded upon attendance at 8 of 9 workshops). Scholarships are available. Most teachers qualify for scholarships that reduce the cost to $650 or less, read below to learn more.
Apply for a scholarship! Do you teach in a high needs school, or a school with a diverse student population? Is funding for computer science limited in your district? We have full and partial scholarships available for teachers in Ohio. Scholarship eligibility will be based on information provided during the application process.
Or, pay to attend: If you do not meet the requirements for the scholarship or all scholarships have been awarded, the cost of the program is $1,150 per teacher plus the $150 enrollment fee*.
*The $150.00 enrollment fee is provided as a stipend to the teacher participant at the end of the year providing the teacher attends 8 of the 9 workshop days.
The program fee covers the full year-long program including teaching resources, workshop supplies, 9 days of professional development, and your meals during workshops. Additional travel costs are not covered.
The curriculum, online student learning platform, and year-round support are available to all schools at no charge.
The priority application deadline is April 24, 2019. Applications and scholarships will be reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis.
Administrator workshops also available
Completing your application will require sign-off from your school’s administrator. To help get principals, guidance counselors and other staff up to speed, Battelle is offering three workshops on effectively bringing computer science to your school.
- January 22nd, 2019: Lake Geauga Computer Association
- February 19th, 2019: Northwest Ohio ESC
- February 20th, 2019: Madison-Champaign ESC
The workshops are free but please register.