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TEALS a Microsoft Philanthropies initiative

Organization/institution URL: www.tealsk12.org

Primary contact: Tracey Wilson

Primary contact’s position: Regional Manager

Primary contact’s email: tracey@tealsk12.org 

PD Program Name: TEALS

Program Description: Partners Industry volunteers with classroom teachers to Co-Teach CS courses while the teacher learns the content.

Program Format: 2-5 days a weeks in classroom support

Average cost per participant: $0 – $5000

Prior teacher experience requirement: 1-2 Years teaching any subject

Internet access requirements: Constant online access

Computing device requirements: Classroom must have devices

Geographical serving area: West Metro Atlanta, East Metro Atlanta, North Georgia

How many times this program is offered per year: Continual support

Estimated number of participants reached each year: 340+ schools Nationally

Curricular Area of Training: Computer Science Priciples, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, Other

PD Service Area?: High School teachers

Description of the organization: TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) helps high schools throughout the US build and grow sustainable computer science programs. In its proven program, TEALS pairs trained computer science professionals from across the technology industry with classroom teachers to team-teach computer science. Industry volunteers and partner teachers create a ripple effect, impacting the students they teach, and the many students who will study CS in the future. TEALS was started in 2009 by Microsoft employee Kevin Wang, who developed and ran the program in his spare time, and is supported by Microsoft Philanthropies.

How does this program assess quality?:

Project Lead The Way

Organization/institution URL: www.pltw.org

Primary contact: David Woods

Primary contact’s position: Director of School Engagement

Primary contact’s email: dwoods@pltw.org

PD Program Name: Project Lead The Way Professional Development for PLTW Launch (K-5), PLTW Gateway (6-8), and PLTW Computer Science (9-12)

Program Description: PLTW immerses K-12 teachers in a hands-on, collaborative learning environment that challenges them to look at their classrooms in a new way. Teachers take on the role of a student, engage in in-depth exploration of PLTW coursework, and gain invaluable experience to take back to their classrooms. PLTW helps teachers build skills and confidence around activity-, project-, and problem-based (APB) learning; prepares educators to become facilitators and coaches; and empowers them to bring learning to life through their PLTW program. PLTW also provides teachers with comprehensive support and classroom resources throughout the year.

Program Format: Trainings are offered online and onsite, with multiple timing and location options. Duration for onsite training varies by grade level. Launch (K-5): 2 Days to receive Classroom teacher credential, and 2 days to receive Lead Teacher credential; PLTW Gateway (6-8): 5 days per unit, with two CS units available – App Creators and CS for Innovators and Makers; PLTW Computer Science (9-12): 2 weeks per year-long course, with four year-long courses available – Computer Science Essentials, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Computer Science A and Cybersecurity.

Average cost per participant: PLTW Launch (K-5): $500 Classroom Teacher and $700 Lead Teacher; PLTW Gateway (6-8): $1,200; PLTW Computer Science (9-12): $2,400.

Prior teacher experience requirement: No prior experience required

Internet access requirements: Constant online access

Computing device requirements: Must Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Geographical serving area: West Metro Atlanta, East Metro Atlanta, South Georgia, Central Georgia, North Georgia

How many times this program is offered per year: Continual support

Estimated number of participants reached each year: Across all PLTW pathways (computer science, engineering, and biomedical science) and grade levels (K-12), PLTW trained more than 10,000 teachers in 2017.

Curricular Area of Training: CS Pedagogy, Computer Science Priciples, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, Middle school computer science, Elementary computer science or computational thinking, CS integration, Game Design, Web Design or Development, Networking, Other

PD Service Area?: High School, Middle School, Elementary School, School leadership

Description of the organization: Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. PLTW empowers students to develop in-demand, transportable knowledge and skills through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. PLTW’s teacher training and resources support teachers as they engage their students in real-world learning. More than 10,500 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia offer PLTW programs. For more information on Project Lead The Way, visit pltw.org.

How does this program assess quality?:

Codelicious

Organization/institution URL: www.codelicious.com

Primary contact: Patrick Irwin

Primary contact’s position: Account Executive

Primary contact’s email: pirwin@codelicious.com

PD Program Name: Elementary School (Grades K-5) Middle School (Grades 6-8) High School (Grades 9-12)

Program Description: Codelicious provides a holistic approach to integrating computer science into the classroom, fully complies with computer science education standards, and delivers measurable student outcomes. Through Codelicious’ full-year computer science curriculum, educators provide students of all learning styles opportunities to master critical thinking and problem solving skills, while enabling college and career readiness. Codelicious computer science curriculum is licensed to K-HS schools and districts nationwide.

Program Format: Both virtual and in-person options are provided. Program format varies depending upon selected option.

Average cost per participant: $0-$500

Prior teacher experience requirement: No prior experience required

Internet access requirements: Constant online access

Computing device requirements: Must Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Geographical serving area: West Metro Atlanta, East Metro Atlanta, South Georgia, Central Georgia, North Georgia

How many times this program is offered per year: Continual support

Estimated number of participants reached each year: 50-100

Curricular Area of Training: Computer Science Priciples, Middle school computer science, Elementary computer science or computational thinking, CS integration, Game Design, Web Design or Development

PD Service Area?: High School, Middle School, Elementary School

Description of the organization: Codelicious provides full-year computer science curriculum for K-12. Resources included with Codelicious curriculum empower any teacher to teach computer science. Through teacher-led coursework, educators deliver all aspects of computer science, beyond just coding. As a result, Codelicious curriculum provides the foundational knowledge students need to be successful in college, career, and life.

How does this program assess quality?:

Constellations Center for Equity in Computing, Georgia Tech

Organization/institution URL: http://constellations.gatech.edu/

Primary contact: Lien Diaz

Primary contact’s position: Director

Primary contact’s email: ldiaz@cc.gatech.edu

PD Program Name: Computing Equity Project

Program Description: The Computing Equity Project provides teachers support and professional development to implement rigorous computer science education with equitable approaches to broaden participation and ensure success for underserved and minoritized students.

Program Format: School-based professional development

Average cost per participant: No cost

Prior teacher experience requirement: No prior experience required

Internet access requirements: Occasional online access

Computing device requirements: Personal or school issued devices are helpful. Any additional devices used during a workshop will be provided.

Geographical serving area: South Metro Atlanta; expanding to North Metro Atlanta and rural

How many times this program is offered per year: Continual support

Estimated number of participants reached each year: 700+

Curricular Area of Training: CS Pedagogy, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, Middle school computer science, Elementary computer science or computational thinking, CS integration, Web Design or Development, Other

PD Service Area?: High School, Middle School, Elementary School

Description of the organization: We are a center focused on increasing equity in computing. But we are so much more than that. We are a convener of people. We are a policy think tank. We empower administrators, teachers, and students to learn computer science, opening up opportunities they never dreamed possible. We are a hub and national leader for research and advocacy. We believe that together, democratizing computing can be more than a pipe dream. It can be a reality.

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CEISMC at Georgia Tech

Organization/institution URL: https://earsketch.gatech.edu/landing/#/

Primary contact: Douglas Edwards

Primary contact’s position: Research Associate II

Primary contact’s email: doug.edwards@ceismc.gatech.edu

PD Program Name: EarSketch: Programming through Music Remixing

Program Description: EarSketch is a STEM + Art (STEAM) intervention that teaches computer programming through music mixing. The programming platform was developed by Georgia Tech professors Jason Freeman and Brian Magerko. CEISMC has partnered with EarSketch as part of a National Science Foundation (NSF Award #1417835) DRK-12 project to create a high school Computer Science Principles course curriculum that includes EarSketch, to create professional development for teachers, and to implement the program in diverse schools within Georgia. CEISMC has also worked with EarSketch with upper elementary and middle school students to build the CS pipeline.

Program Format: We do a blended 20 hour online with 3 full face-to-face PD days, with 2 follow-on sessions throughout the year with CSP teachers. We also do an all online facilitated PD available to any K-12 teacher during the summer.

Average cost per participant: 1500

Prior teacher experience requirement: No prior experience required

Internet access requirements: Constant online access

Computing device requirements: Must Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Geographical serving area: West Metro Atlanta, East Metro Atlanta, South Georgia, national all online PD

How many times this program is offered per year: Continual support

Estimated number of participants reached each year: 55 teachers

Curricular Area of Training: CS Pedagogy, Computer Science Priciples, AP Computer Science Principles, Middle school computer science, Elementary computer science or computational thinking

PD Service Area?: high school, middle school, and upper elementary

Description of the organization: The Georgia Tech EarSketch/Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC) partnership develops curriculum and teacher professional development to increase STEAM interest and achievement for all students by integrating computer science and music remixing.

How does this program assess quality?:

CEISMC at Georgia Tech

Organization/institution URL: https://ceismc.gatech.edu/ 

Primary contact: Chris Thompson

Primary contact’s position: Associate Director

Primary contact’s email: chris.thompson@ceismc.gatech.edu

PD Program Name: Code.org Regional Partner

Program Description: Organize delivery of EL, MS & HS teacher PD related to Code.org curriculum.

Program Format: 5 day summer intensive followed by 4 ongoing support session throughout the school year for MS & HS, 1 day year round for EL.

Average cost per participant: Free

Prior teacher experience requirement: No prior experience required

Internet access requirements: Occasional online access

Computing device requirements: Must Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Geographical serving area: West Metro Atlanta, East Metro Atlanta, South Georgia, Central Georgia, North Georgia, Statewide

How many times this program is offered per year: Summer and throughout school year.

Estimated number of participants reached each year: 60-100

Curricular Area of Training: CS Pedagogy, Computer Science Priciples, AP Computer Science Principles, Middle school computer science, Elementary computer science or computational thinking, Other

PD Service Area?: High School, Middle School, Elementary School, School leadership

Description of the organization: Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC – K-12 outreach center at Georgia Tech)

How does this program assess quality?:

STEAM StartUp

Organization/institution URL: www.steamstartup.com

Primary contact: Patrice Barlow

Primary contact’s position: President

Primary contact’s email: team@steamstartup.com

PD Program Name: YouScience

Program Description: YouScience is a patent pending algorithm combining aptitudes, interests, and 21st century careers to make the highest quality career pathway and educational recommendations. Previously, this was only available through professional counselors costing thousands of dollars. There are 5-to-8 minute performance based exercises online for each aptitude to capture true areas of highest potential. By combining aptitudes (what you naturally do well) AND interests (what you like doing), we match you to your best-fit personalized career path. Results will show exactly where your personal abilities are best aligned with over 500 career options, and it’s all in one online experience.

Program Format: It takes 90 minutes to complete exercises to receive your assessment. However, once you register you have remote access to your account via a mobile device.

Average cost per participant: 50

Prior teacher experience requirement: No prior experience required

Internet access requirements: Constant online access

Computing device requirements: Must Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Geographical serving area: West Metro Atlanta, East Metro Atlanta, South Georgia, Central Georgia, North Georgia, USO/ Military Families

How many times this program is offered per year: Continual support

Estimated number of participants reached each year: 250

Curricular Area of Training: CS Pedagogy, Middle school computer science, Elementary computer science or computational thinking, CS integration, Game Design, Web Design or Development

PD Service Area?: High School, Middle School, Elementary School, School leadership

Description of the organization: STEAM Startup is designed to excite and empower participants igniting a genuine passion for teaching and learning. This program builds upon the ideas of developing passion and visions, through real-world applications and innovation of STEAM concepts. With more than 30 million never-heard of jobs steadily approaching us, we must prepare ourselves and young people with the skills to be sustainable in the workforce and successful in business.

How does this program assess quality?:

Code Avengers

Organization/institution URL: www.codeavengers.com

Primary contact: Kevin Norman

Primary contact’s position: Vice President

Primary contact’s email: kevin@codeavengers.com

PD Program Name: Code Avengers Professional Development

Program Description: Teacher learn a range of Computer Science concepts and practical skills, aligned to CSTA, state and industry standards. With 25 hours of coaching, teachers learn CS content, effective teaching strategies and classroom culture, building teachers’ confidence as the experts in the classroom. It can be customized to suit the content and curriculum needs of each school.

Program Format: Live in-person & online, 25 hours (or more if requested). Professional development is spaced out and delivered over time.

Average cost per participant: $500/teacher

Prior teacher experience requirement: No prior experience required

Internet access requirements: Constant online access

Computing device requirements: Must Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Geographical serving area: West Metro Atlanta, East Metro Atlanta, South Georgia, Central Georgia, North Georgia

How many times this program is offered per year: Continual support

Estimated number of participants reached each year: 400

Curricular Area of Training: CS Pedagogy, Computer Science Priciples, Middle school computer science, Elementary computer science or computational thinking, CS integration, Game Design, Web Design or Development, Other

PD Service Area?: High School, Middle School, Elementary School, School leadership

Description of the organization: Code Avengers is an Education Technology company that provides complete solution for teachers to learn, plan, teach, and assess computer science. The online, interactive K-12 CS courses empower all learners to develop job-ready skills needed for the opportunities of tomorrow. Code Avengers also builds knowledge and confidence of teachers with the delivery of CS curriculum through its virtual and customized Professional Development.

How does this program assess quality?:

National Center for Computer Science Education

Organization/institution URL: www.css.edu/csed

Primary contact: Pauline Lake

Primary contact’s position: Coordinator

Primary contact’s email: plake@css.edu

PD Program Name: Mobile CSP

Program Description: Mobile CSP is a College Board-endorsed AP Computer Science Principles curriculum and professional development based on the theme of mobile computing. The course: Engages students in building socially useful mobile apps in App Inventor; Uses project-based programming and computer science lessons; Emphasizes writing & communication skills; Fosters collaboration & creativity in the classroom.

Program Format: Immersion: 50 hours; Extended: 90-100 hours; In-person, online, or hybrid

Average cost per participant: Immersion – $1750; Extended – $3000

Prior teacher experience requirement: No prior experience required

Internet access requirements: Constant online access

Computing device requirements: Must Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Geographical serving area: All; Online PD

How many times this program is offered per year: Twice

Estimated number of participants reached each year: 100-200

Curricular Area of Training: CS Pedagogy, Computer Science Priciples, AP Computer Science Principles

PD Service Area?: High School, Middle School

Description of the organization: The National Center for Computer Science Education champions, researches, and provides equitable computer science education opportunities for K-16 students and educators. NCCSE is home to the Mobile CSP and CSAwesome programs.

How does this program assess quality?:

National Center for Computer Science Education

Organization/institution URL: www.css.edu/csed

Primary contact: Pauline Lake

Primary contact’s position: Coordinator

Primary contact’s email: plake@css.edu

PD Program Name: CSAwesome

Program Description: CSAwesome is an official College Board endorsed curriculum and professional development provider for AP CSA. The goal of the CSAwesome curriculum is to provide an interactive curriculum for students that uses frequent, small practice problems that allow students to incrementally build their Java programming skills. The curriculum is provided online through an e-book and includes many opportunities for creativity and collaboration with other students. The course was designed to engage all students and support students transitioning from a Computer Science Principles (CSP) course to CS A. Students are able to practice their coding in several different ways with immediate feedback: multiple choice questions, drag-and-drop coding problems, and open-ended programming problems. The CSAwesome curriculum is adapted from Barb Ericson’s Java Review book, updated to align with College Board’s curriculum framework. The curriculum consists of 10 units with the big ideas of the CS A framework spiraled across the units.

Program Format: Experienced with Java: 45 hours; New to Java (65 hours – 45 hours plus 20 hours of Java pre-work); in-person, online, or hybrid

Average cost per participant: $1750-2400

Prior teacher experience requirement: 1-2 years experience teaching CS courses

Internet access requirements: Constant online access

Computing device requirements: Must Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Geographical serving area: All – online

How many times this program is offered per year: Twice

Estimated number of participants reached each year: 50-100

Curricular Area of Training: CS Pedagogy, AP Computer Science A

PD Service Area?: High School

Description of the organization: The National Center for Computer Science Education champions, researches, and provides equitable computer science education opportunities for K-16 students and educators. NCCSE is home to the Mobile CSP and CSAwesome programs.

How does this program assess quality?:

CompuScholar, Inc.

Organization/institution URL: www.compuscholar.com

Primary contact: Chris Yust

Primary contact’s position: President

Primary contact’s email: chris.yust@compuscholar.com

PD Program Name: Free Skill-Building

Program Description: Teachers can take any online CompuScholar course for free to learn Java, C#, HTML, video game design or digital literacy. Register here: https://www.compuscholar.com/schools/outreach/skill-building/

Program Format: Online, self-paced, offered during summer and winter sessions

Average cost per participant: Free

Prior teacher experience requirement: No prior experience required

Internet access requirements: Constant online access

Computing device requirements: Must Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Geographical serving area: West Metro Atlanta, East Metro Atlanta, South Georgia, Central Georgia, North Georgia

How many times this program is offered per year: Twice

Estimated number of participants reached each year: 800

Curricular Area of Training: AP Computer Science A, Middle school computer science, Game Design, Web Design or Development, Other

PD Service Area?: High School, Middle School

Description of the organization: CompuScholar publishes online computer science and digital literacy courses for middle and high school students. See https://www.compuscholar.com/georgia for details.

How does this program assess quality?:

CompuScholar, Inc.

Organization/institution URL: www.compuscholar.com

Primary contact: Chris Yust

Primary contact’s position: President

Primary contact’s email: chris.yust@compuscholar.com

PD Program Name: Summer Skills

Program Description: Teachers can enroll and take any online CompuScholar course for free.

Program Format:Online, self-paced, typically offered in Summer and Winter sessions

Average cost per participant: Free

Prior teacher experience requirement: No prior experience required

Internet access requirements: Constant online access

Computing device requirements: Any web browser, plus PC or Mac for hands-on projects

Geographical serving area: West Metro Atlanta, East Metro Atlanta, South Georgia, Central Georgia, North Georgia, Statewide

How many times this program is offered per year: Twice

Estimated number of participants reached each year: 600+

Curricular Area of Training: AP Computer Science A, Middle school computer science, Game Design, Web Design or Development, Other

PD Service Area?: High School, Middle School

Description of the organization: CompuScholar publishes state-aligned computer science and digital literacy courses for middle and high schools.

How does this program assess quality?:

Teq, Inc.

Organization/institution URL: https://onlinepd.teq.com

Primary contact: Lindsey Kane

Primary contact’s position: Director of Channel Sales

Primary contact’s email: lindseykane@teq.com

PD Program Name: Teq Online PD

Program Description: Teq is an educational technology organization with an online training platform, specializing in instructional technology integration. In both live and on-demand sessions, Teq Online PD covers topics such as Google, Microsoft, SMART, Apple, Promethean, STEM, etc. Teq Online PD also offers live support for educators needing assistance in effectively integrating any classroom technologies into instruction.

Program Format: Continuous online learning

Average cost per participant: Yearly subscription based on number of teachers licensed. Average is $89/teacher/year

Prior teacher experience requirement: No prior experience required

Internet access requirements: Constant online access

Computing device requirements: Must Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Geographical serving area: West Metro Atlanta, East Metro Atlanta, South Georgia, Central Georgia, North Georgia, Teachers can access Teq Online PD wherever, whenever.

How many times this program is offered per year: Continual support

Estimated number of participants reached each year: 65,000

Curricular Area of Training: CS Pedagogy, Computer Science Principles, Middle school computer science, Elementary computer science or computational thinking, CS integration, Game Design, Web Design or Development

PD Service Area?: High School, Middle School, Elementary School, School leadership

Description of the organization: Teq is an educational technology organization with an online training platform, specializing in instructional technology integration. In both live and on-demand sessions, Teq Online PD covers topics such as Google, Microsoft, SMART, Apple, Promethean, STEM, etc. In addition to our certification tracks, on-demand library, and administrative reporting, Teq Online PD also offers live support for educators needing assistance in effectively integrating any classroom technologies into instruction.

How does this program assess quality?:

Popfizz Computer Science

Organization/institution URL: popfizz.io

Primary contact: Megan Brown

Primary contact’s position: Account Manager

Primary contact’s email: megan@popfizz.io

PD Program Name: Popfizz CS PD

Program Description: Popfizz Computer Science offers online professional development for CS teachers of all experience levels. The courses range from Introduction to CS with Python, Physical computing, to AP CS courses. We also offer GA specific courses such as the GACE CS Exam Preparation PD course.

Program Format:17 to 30 hour courses done over 1 to 3 weeks

Average cost per participant: $0-175

Prior teacher experience requirement: No prior experience required

Internet access requirements: Constant online access

Computing device requirements: Popfizz CS PD can be taken on any and all devices

Geographical serving area: West Metro Atlanta, East Metro Atlanta, South Georgia, Central Georgia, North Georgia

How many times this program is offered per year: Continual support

Estimated number of participants reached each year: Thousands per year!

Curricular Area of Training: CS Pedagogy, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, Middle school computer science

PD Service Area?: High School, Middle School, Elementary School, School leadership

Description of the organization: Popfizz Computer Science offers online professional development for CS teachers of all experience levels. The courses range from Introduction to CS with Python, Physical computing, to AP CS courses. We also offer GA specific courses such as the GACE CS Exam Preparation PD course.

How does this program assess quality?:

Georgia State University

Organization/institution URL: https://education.gsu.edu/program/computer-science-endorsement/

Primary contact: Lauren Margulieux

Primary contact’s position: Program coordinator

Primary contact’s email: lmargulieux@gsu.edu

PD Program Name: Computer Science Endorsement Program

Program Description: The program is designed for teachers who are interested in adding the field of computer science education to a current, renewable teaching certificate held in a content area other than computer science.

Program Format: A year-long program with 4 courses (1 online in fall, 1 online in spring, 2 face-to-face over the summer)

Average cost per participant: $5,620

Prior teacher experience requirement: No prior experience required

Internet access requirements: Constant online access

Computing device requirements: Must Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Geographical serving area: West Metro Atlanta, East Metro Atlanta

How many times this program is offered per year: Once

Estimated number of participants reached each year: 25

Curricular Area of Training: CS Pedagogy, Computer Science Priciples, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, Middle school computer science, Elementary computer science or computational thinking, CS integration

PD Service Area?: High School, Middle School, Elementary School

Description of the organization: Georgia State University is located in downtown Atlanta and serves over 50,000 students. Our primary goal as a university, and especially in our teacher preparation programs, is to ensure that all students receive the support that they need to be successful.

How does this program assess quality?:

BootUp PD

Organization/institution URL: www.bootuppd.org

Primary contact: Abby Funabiki

Primary contact’s position: Associate Executive Director

Primary contact’s email: abby@bootuppd.org

PD Program Name: District-wide Elementary Computer Science Implementation

Program Description: BootUp Professional Development, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, helps districts implement elementary computer science initiatives through long-term professional development (PD), model teaching, coaching, curricula, and Professional Learning Community (PLC) support. Teachers learn how to engage students through easy-to-use, block-based programming languages (Scratch and ScratchJr). Students create and share interactive stories, animations, games, art, music, and more through problem-solving and other fundamental computer science concepts and practices.

Program Format: Professional development occurs through a combination of workshops (regional or district-wide) and in-person model teaching and coaching spread out over time. There are 8 total workshops (6 hours each) which equate to 48 hours of content. We encourage workshops to be spread out over time, typically 4 a year. PD is scaffolded for teachers to begin teaching and practicing in the classroom after their first workshop.

Average cost per participant: BootUp provides district-wide implementations that include all of BootUp’s support, including several full-day PD workshops, on-site model teaching and coaching, district implementation consulting, PLC support, and curriculum. BootUp also provides instructional coach (“train-the-trainer”) development to prepare instructional coaches to sustain and champion the program once a district’s engagement with BootUp has concluded. Typically, the school district pays for BootUp’s services and then encourages as many teachers to attend as practicable. Each school district is different in terms of the scope of their elementary coding/computer science initiatives and as a result, each district’s action plan and budget is customized to that district.

Prior teacher experience requirement: No prior experience required

Internet access requirements: Constant online access

Computing device requirements: Must Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Geographical serving area: West Metro Atlanta, East Metro Atlanta, South Georgia, Central Georgia, North Georgia

How many times this program is offered per year: Continual support

Estimated number of participants reached each year: 350 teachers per year

Curricular Area of Training: CS Pedagogy, Middle school computer science, Elementary computer science or computational thinking, CS integration

PD Service Area?: Middle School, Elementary School, School leadership

Description of the organization: BootUp Professional Development, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, helps districts implement elementary computer science initiatives through long-term professional development (PD), model teaching, coaching, curricula, and Professional Learning Community (PLC) support. BootUp works closely with each district to create a custom initiative. Then provides the PD, curriculum, and support to create a complete and sustainable elementary coding program. Through ongoing professional development and mentoring, BootUp PD equips teachers with the experience and resources to be successful, confident coding teachers.

How does this program assess quality?:

CodeHS

Organization/institution URL: https://codehs.com

Primary contact: Evelyn Hunter

Primary contact’s position: Curriculum Lead

Primary contact’s email: evelyn@codehs.com

PD Program Name: We offer the following course-specific PD programs: Teaching Intro to Computer Science, Teaching AP Computer Science Principles, Teaching AP Computer Science A (Java), Teaching Computing Ideas, Teaching Intro to Computer Science in Python, Teaching Web Design, Teaching Intro to Cybersecurity, Level 2 PD for Computer Science Teachers

Program Description: Our professional development courses are offered entirely online and made up of a series of learning modules that cover both the basics of programming and the pedagogy of teaching programming in a blended classroom. Each module is made up of short video tutorials, programming exercises, open-ended responses. These courses are high-touch, with teachers receiving personalized feedback and support from our PD team after completing every activity. These courses take approximately 30-40 hours. Teachers can complete it on own time, during the summer, school professional development days, or school holidays. Teachers receive the training and PD support they need in a far more flexible way, saving teachers time and districts money. Teachers who complete CodeHS online professional development also have the opportunity to earn graduate university credit from St. Catherine University!

Program Format: 30 – 45 hours online

Average cost per participant: $1500/teacher

Prior teacher experience requirement: No prior experience required

Internet access requirements: Constant online access

Computing device requirements: Must Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Geographical serving area: Virtual

How many times this program is offered per year: Continual support

Estimated number of participants reached each year: 315+

Curricular Area of Training: CS Pedagogy, Computer Science Principles, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, Middle school computer science, Web Design or Development, Other

PD Service Area?: High School, Middle School

Description of the organization: CodeHS is a comprehensive teaching platform for helping schools teach computer science. We provide a web-based curriculum, teacher tools and resources, and professional development.

How does this program assess quality?:

CodeHS

Organization/institution URL: https://codehs.com

Primary contact: Evelyn Hunter

Primary contact’s position: Curriculum Lead

Primary contact’s email: evelyn@codehs.com

PD Program Name: School District Professional Development Workshops

Program Description: CodeHS offers in-person professional development that prepares teachers to run successful computer science classes. In our training, teachers will learn programming skills, effective pedagogy, and best practices for teaching computer science in a blended classroom. CodeHS is able to adapt and customize trainings to make sure we are meeting the needs of your district and the experience level of your teachers. With our on-site training, CodeHS will visit your school or district and lead one-day or two-day workshops to provide teachers the professional development they need to start strong and maintain successful computer science classrooms throughout the year.

Program Format:One or two-day workshop

Average cost per participant: Cost varies by implementation

Prior teacher experience requirement: No prior experience required

Internet access requirements: Occasional online access

Computing device requirements: Must Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Geographical serving area: West Metro Atlanta, East Metro Atlanta, South Georgia, Central Georgia, North Georgia

How many times this program is offered per year: On-Demand

Estimated number of participants reached each year: 200

Curricular Area of Training: CS Pedagogy, Computer Science Priciples, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, Middle school computer science, Elementary computer science or computational thinking, CS integration, Game Design, Web Design or Development, Networking, Other

PD Service Area?: High School, Middle School, Elementary School, School leadership

Description of the organization: CodeHS is a comprehensive teaching platform for helping schools teach computer science. We provide a web-based curriculum, teacher tools and resources, and professional development.

How does this program assess quality?:

CodeHS

Organization/institution URL: https://codehs.com

Primary contact: Evelyn Hunter

Primary contact’s position: Curriculum Lead

Primary contact’s email: evelyn@codehs.com

PD Program Name: Free Summer In-Person PD Workshops

Program Description: CodeHS offers in-person professional development that prepares teachers to run a successful computer, science classes. In our training, teachers will learn programming skills, effective pedagogy, and best practices for teaching computer science in a blended classroom. CodeHS is able to adapt and customize training to make sure we are meeting the needs of your district and the experience level of your teachers. Each summer, CodeHS hosts free in-person professional development workshops in cities around the US. Workshops have been hosted in San Francisco, New York, Portland, Chicago, Atlanta, and beyond.

Program Format: One day workshop

Average cost per participant: FREE

Prior teacher experience requirement: No prior experience required

Internet access requirements: Occasional online access

Computing device requirements: Must Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Geographical serving area: West Metro Atlanta, East Metro Atlanta

How many times this program is offered per year: Once

Estimated number of participants reached each year: 253 teachers nationally

Curricular Area of Training: CS Pedagogy, CS integration

PD Service Area?: High School, Middle School, Elementary School, School leadership

Description of the organization: CodeHS is a comprehensive teaching platform for helping schools teach computer science. We provide a web-based curriculum, teacher tools and resources, and professional development.

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College of Computing and Software Engineering at Kennesaw State University

Organization/institution URL: https://ccse.kennesaw.edu/outreach/piworkshop/

Primary contact: Bob Brown

Primary contact’s position: Senior Lecturer (Retired)

Primary contact’s email: bob.brown@kennesaw.edu

PD Program Name: Raspberry Pi Teachers’ Workshop

Program Description: Teachers at a KSU Raspberry Pi Workshop complete a guided experimentation project with a Raspberry Pi single-board computer, then design and complete a project of their own. Finally, they work with others to complete a group project of their own design. The workshop offers an opportunity to apply creativity to see the ways teachers can use these skills in their classrooms. At the conclusion of the workshop, each teacher will take the Raspberry Pi and parts kit home to use in their classrooms. The workshop slides and handouts are available to modify and use in classes. Support material is available on the KSU and Raspberry Pi Foundation web pages. Workshop participants are invited to join a free online forum where they can help each other and exchange ideas with other teachers.

Program Format: One day on KSU’s Marietta campus, offered about four times each year.

Average cost per participant: Free to K-12 teachers.

Prior teacher experience requirement: No prior experience required

Internet access requirements: No online access required

Computing device requirements: Devices are required and provided

Geographical serving area: West Metro Atlanta, East Metro Atlanta, South Georgia, Central Georgia, North Georgia, Southeastern United States.

How many times this program is offered per year: 100

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Curricular Area of Training: Computer Science Principles, Middle school computer science, Elementary computer science or computational thinking

PD Service Area?: High School, Middle School, Elementary School

Description of the organization: The College of Computing and Software Engineering at Kennesaw State University is one of the best in the country, with each of its degree programs recognized nationally. We are accredited by the CAC Accreditation Commission of ABET, (http://www.abet.org) in Computer Science, Information Technology and Software Engineering and Game Development. The College of Computing and Software Engineering at KSU STEM+Computing project helps improve access, awareness, and sustainability to middle and high school students and teachers. CCSE faculty and undergraduate students build learning materials and deliver these materials on-site to schools to increase the number of students who are energized by computing and want to study computing to help improve their careers and the world. Given the price and power of the Raspberry Pi computers, these devices are a perfect match for our project in the local schools. The Raspberry Pi Teachers’ workshops prepare teachers at all K-12 levels to use the Raspberry Pi for teaching and learning.

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