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Code.org CS Discoveries 2022-2023 Professional Learning Program

Code.org CS Discoveries 2022-2023 Professional Learning Program

Date and Time

July 11, 2022 - July 22, 2022

Registration Closes: July 5, 2022, midnight

Location

See list of cohorts/dates.

Event Address

Cohort locations will be announced in Fall 2022

Contact

Contact NameDr. Sheryl Roehl

Contact Emailsroehl@tacc.utexas.edu

Event Description

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

At this time, The University of Texas at Austin is planning to offer in-person CS Discoveries  local summer and academic year workshops in the 2022-2023. Summer 2022 workshops will be the weeks of July 11-15, 2022 and July 18-22, 2022. If it is unsafe and/or unallowable to host in-person trainings, we will transition to virtual workshops. 

Code.org 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 summer workshop as part of a cohort for Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, San Antonio, or the Rio Grande Valley. 
  • Attending four local one-day, in-person workshops (usually on Saturdays) or participating in  other potential virtual cohorts.
  • Teaching the course during the 2022-23 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 Code.org. 

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. 

Code.org curriculum, online student learning platform, and access to support from the teacher and Code.org community are available to all schools year round at no cost.

Eligible Applicants

Participants must complete the Code.org application process and be accepted to this cohort. APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN!

APPLY HERE

Questions about the program? Please email Dr. Sheryl Roehl at sroehl@tacc.utexas.edu.

AVAILABLE CS DISCOVERIES COHORTS 

Austin CSD: July 18-22, 2022

Dallas/Fort Worth CSD: July 11-15, 2022

El Paso CSD: July 18-22, 2022

Houston CSD: July 18-22, 2022

Rio Grande Valley CSD: July 11-15, 2022

San Antonio CSD: July 11-15, 2022

**Follow-up training dates for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 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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Schedule

July 11-15, 2022  OR  July 18-22, 2022 (according to listed cohorts)

- Five-Day Summer Workshop (Monday-Friday) in July.

- Four In-person or Virtual Follow-Up Sessions: Dates TBD.

External Registration

Free

Registration will take place outside of UTakeIt.


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