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Join Ohio’s Code.org Computer Science 2022-2023 Professional Learning Program

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Computational thinking is one of the essential skills needed for success in today’s world. Unfortunately, many Ohio students don’t have an opportunity to engage in learning experiences that develop their knowledge of computing processes, computational thinking, and computer science. You can change that for students in your school!

Join the 2022-2023 cohort of Ohio teachers as they engage in Code.org Computer Science Professional Learning Program. This year-long professional learning experience is designed for middle and high school educators interested in teaching Computer Science Discoveries (middle school), Computer Science Principles (high school), or Computer Science A (high school) in their schools. Educators will explore the curriculum and tools for teaching and learning computer science standards, engage in teaching strategies targeting development of computational thinking, and connect with a community of computer science teachers.

Teachers who apply and are accepted in the Computer Science Discoveries or Computer Science Principles program commit to:

  • Completing the five-day, summer workshop, which will be held in Columbus, Ohio on June 20-24, 2022
  • Attending four local, one-day in-person workshops (held on Saturdays) throughout the school year
  • Teaching a Computer Science course during the 2022-2023 school year
  • Supporting the recruitment and enrollment of a diverse group of students in the course, representative of the school’s overall student population

Teachers who apply and are accepted in the Computer Science A program commit to:

  • Completing the five-day, summer workshop, which will be held in Columbus, Ohio on June 20-24, 2022
  • Attending eight virtual workshops (typically around three hours in length) throughout the school year
  • Attending the two-day (2) in-person program wrap-up in summer 2023.
  • Teaching a Computer Science course during the 2022-2023 school year
  • Supporting the recruitment and enrollment of a diverse group of students in the course, representative of the school’s overall student population

The cost of this professional learning program is $1,800. Thanks to Ohio’s generous support of the Ohio STEM Learning Network, we have full scholarships available for Ohio teachers! You can apply to join this program at no cost to your school. The scholarship covers the year-long program, including your teaching materials, workshop supplies, nine days of professional development, and meals during workshops. Additional travel costs are not included in the scholarship. Workshop participants will have an opportunity to earn graduate credit for completing this training (more information, including the cost for the credits, will be provided during the summer workshop).

To bring computer science education to all Ohio classrooms, we particularly seek teachers from high-needs schools or schools with students from marginalized racial and ethnic groups. We reserve a percentage of workshop seats for teachers from urban schools with free/reduced meal rate of at least 50%, rural schools with free/reduced meal rate of at least 40%, or schools with rate of students from marginalized racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in computer science of at least 50%.

The curriculum, online student learning platform, and year-round support are available to all schools at no charge. Please note, implementing the courses requires that students have access to computers with a modern web browser (eg. Chrome, Safari, Edge, etc.). The CS Discoveries curriculum (for middle school) also uses Adafruit’s Circuit Playground Boards (Unit 6). Read about how to budget for the Circuit Playground Boards here.

For more information about the grade-specific cohorts, and to apply for the program, click here. The priority deadline is May 6, 2022.

Apply here

Help us bring computer science to all classrooms in Ohio!

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

For more information about the program or if you have any questions, please contact:

Sandra Wilder
Ohio STEM Learning Network
wilder@battelle.org

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