The Code.org Professional Learning Program is a yearlong commitment, consisting of a five-day virtual summer workshop from August 10th-August 15th, plus four one-day follow up academic year workshops hosted in-person or virtually.
There are two different cohorts to choose from. Computer Science Discoveries is an introductory computer science course for 6 - 10th grade students. Computer Science Principles is an introductory Advanced Placement course designed to broaden participation in computer science at the High School level.
Computer Science Discoveries and Principles workshops are offered at no cost to teachers who meet the scholarship requirements and are accepted into the program. Full scholarships are available to teachers from schools with a free and reduced lunch rate of 50% or more.
For teachers who don't qualify for a scholarship, the cost of the CS Discoveries or CS Principles program is only $550 per teacher.
The program fee covers your teaching materials, workshop supplies, 9 days of professional development, and your meals during workshops. Additional travel costs are not covered.
Thanks to corporate sponsorship, Educate Maine will provide a teacher stipend based on full participation and completion of the year-long professional learning program. The amount of the stipend is contingent on available funding.
The curriculum, online student learning platform, and access to support from the teacher and Code.org community are available to all schools year-round.
Apply TODAY to be in CS Discoveries and CS Principles cohorts! https://code.org/educate/professional-learning/middle-high