Professional Development

Professional Development Programs

COMPASS (COMmunity Partners for Student Success)(K-12)

Organization: SOSSI (Saving Our Sons & Sisters International)

Description: PD that can be tailored, done offsite or online for any demographic to increase participation, cross collaboration, implementation, data collection, documentation, and evaluation.

Format: ??

Teacher Profile: No prior CS experience required

Cost to School/System: ??

Curricular Area of Training: ??

Computer Access: Varied

Unique Benefits:

  • Blends online, self-guided tutorials with unplugged activities

Code.org Regional Training (K-12 Teachers)

Organization: CEISMC (Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing)

Format: 1 week-long session during the summer, 4 follow-up sessions during the year

Description: Participants learn to teach code.org’s online curricula (CS Principles for HS and CS Discovery for Middle School)

Teacher Profile: Middle School or High School; No prior CS experience required

Cost to School: PD/Curriculum costs waived

Curricular Area of Training: STE(a)M + C

Computer Access: Device required; BYOD

Unique Benefits:

  • Free/online curriculum
  • Week long workshop
  • Follow up sessions for continued support

TEALS Microsoft Code.org Regional Training (K-12 Teachers)

Organization: CEISMC (Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing)

Description: Participants learn to teach code.org’s online curricula (CS Principles for HS and CS Discovery for Middle School)

Format: 1 week-long session during the summer, 4 follow-up sessions during the yea

Teacher Profile: Middle School or High School; No prior CS experience required

Cost to School/System:  PD/Curriculum costs waived

Curricular Area of Training: STE(a)M + C

Computer Access: Device required; BYOD

Unique Benefits:

  • Free/online curriculum
  • Week long workshop
  • Follow up sessions for continued support