Whether you are new to teaching computer science (CS) or have experience teaching other CS courses, the Code.org Professional Learning Program is designed to promote growth by providing space for you to become comfortable with curricular materials, CS content, and pedagogy. The program supports teachers with diverse teaching backgrounds as they prepare to teach either of the following courses: 

Computer Science Discoveries

Computer Science Principles
(can be taught as an AP® course)

CS Discoveries is an introductory computer science course that empowers students to create authentic artifacts and engage with computer science as a medium for creatvity, communication, problem solving, and fun. The curriculum is recommended for middle and high school students (grades 6-10), and can be taught either as a semester or full-year offering. This workshop consists of 30 hours of professional development during the summer and 24 hours spread across the school year. CS Principles is a higher level introductory course for 9th-12th grade students that introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science while challenging them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. No computer science background is necessary for students or teachers. This workshop consists of 30 hours of professional development during the summer and 24 hours spread across the school year.
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Both CS Discoveries and CS Principles summer workshops will be held virtually July 13-24, 2020. The workshops  consist of a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences in order to provide participants a great learning experience. More information will be available soon on our website. Previously accepted  participants will receive an email with updated information this week.

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Limited Scholarships are available:
As part of our partnership with Code.org, Arizona Science Center was provided a limited number of scholarships to cover registration costs for teachers who work in a school that meet at least one of the following criteria: 
1. a minimum of 50% of students are eligible for free and reduced lunch
2. a minimum of 50% underrepresented minority student population 
For schools that do not meet at least one of these criteria, there is a $500.00 fee to help cover the cost of the 9 day workshop. This is an 83% discount from the regular cost of the program. We are fortunate to have additional support from sponsors such as GoDaddy to greatly reduce the cost of programming for schools that do not qualify for full scholarships. 
Please send questions or inquiries to cs@azscience.org.