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Date and Time

June 26, 2023 - July 14, 2023

Registration Closes: July 15, 2023, midnight


See list of cohorts/dates.

Event Address

Exact cohort locations will be announced in Spring 2023


Contact NameDr. Sheryl Roehl


Event Description

Please note that this is an informational page. The external registration link will take you to the application.

The University of Texas at Austin is offering in-person and virtual CS Discoveries  local summer workshops in the 2023-2024. Summer 2023 workshops will be the weeks of June 26-30 and July 10-14. Computer Science Discoveries is appropriate for 6-10th grade students and can be taught as a semester or year long introductory course (3-5 hours per week of instruction for 9+ weeks). The course takes a wide lens on computer science by covering topics such as programming, physical computing, HTML/CSS, and data. Students engage with computer science as a medium for creativity, communication, problem solving, and fun. The course inspires students as they build their own websites, apps, games, and physical computing devices.

Teachers who apply and are accepted to the program commit to:

  • Attending the five-day, in-person or virtual summer workshop as part of a cohort for Houston, San Antonio, or virtual. 
  • Attending four one-day, virtual workshops (usually on Saturdays).
  • Teaching the course during the 2023-24 school year.
  • Supporting the recruitment and enrollment of a diverse group of students in the course, representative of the school’s overall student population.

Computer Science Discoveries and Principles workshops are offered at no cost to qualifying teachers accepted into the program. If you don’t meet the requirements to attend at no cost, the program is still only $1,500 per Texas teacher, which is a 50% discount off the national cost thanks to our generous supporters at 

Funding Options

Texas Computer Science courses, including those aligned to CS Discoveries (Fundamentals of CS) and CS Principles (AP and non-AP), have moved to CTE and qualify for weighted funding. Teachers should check with their administrators to see if these funds are available to support their involvement in this Professional Learning Program. There are also scholarships available for those who qualify. curriculum, online student learning platform, and access to support from the teacher and community are available to all schools year round at no cost.

Eligible Applicants

Participants must complete the application process and be accepted to this cohort. 


Questions about the program? Please email Dr. Sheryl Roehl at


Virtual CSD: June 26-30, 2023

San Antonio CSD: July 10-14, 2023

**Follow-up training dates for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 for these cohorts are TBD.

- Registration fees cover training materials.
- Payments are due before the program starts.
- Refunds will not be issued for cancellations or those not in attendance.

Certificates of Participation 
CPE credits are 35 for the 5-day summer workshop, 28 for the follow ups for a total of 63.

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