Professional Development

CSAwesome PD Options

CSAwesome PD is offered in three lengths and can be completed either online or hybrid (a mix of face-to-face and online). Support from a PD Facilitator that is experienced with teaching CSAwesome is provided during the PD and throughout the academic year.

  • For those Experienced with Java - Immersion 45 hour PD

  • For those New to Java - Extended 65 hour PD (includes 20 hours of Java specific PD) if planning to teach AP CSA

  • For those New to Java - Intro 20-25 hour PD (includes Non-AP Java basics and pedagogy) for those not planning to teach the AP CSA course or planning to teach a pre-AP Java course

College Board Workshops and Summer Institutes:

The College Board offers AP CSA specific training (either one day or 30 hours) for teachers preparing to teach the AP CSA course. Teachers may decide to attend a College Board Workshop or Summer Institute training and/or attend a CSAwesome PD. Attending both is encouraged, but not required. Learn more at https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/professional-development/workshops-summer-institutes.

Cost

  • Intro to Java (25 hours): $1000/teacher

  • Immersion PD (45 hours): $1750/teacher

  • Extended PD (65 hours): $2400/teacher

In some cases, grant funding may be available to help cover the cost of teacher participation in the CSAwesome PD. See our Scholarships page for more information on how you can attend a PD for FREE. If applying for a scholarship, please wait to receive a decision from the team before registering.

Group and Partnership rates are also available. Email inquiries to info@csawesome.org.

Information about our refund and cancellation policy and procedures can be found here.

Credentials Offered

CSAwesome acknowledges the achievement of every teacher who completes the PD program by awarding the following:

  • A Certificate of Participation is given to all teachers who complete the professional development, indicating the number of PD hours.

  • Graduate Education Credits can also be earned through the College of St. Scholastica by earning a Certificate of Participation and completing additional coursework. (Cost: $150/credit. Available in an Immersion (1 credit) or Extended (2-3 credit) basis, based on Carnegie Units of 120 hours for 3 credits.) For more information, see our Graduate Credit page.

Want to know more about the PD expectations and what is required to earn a certificate? Read more here.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 and institution closings, credit card payments are preferred at this time. Please have this information available before completing registration. Questions? Contact info@csawesome.org.

Summer 2021: Pathfinders Summer Institute (VIRTUAL)

Dates:

  • July 18 - 23, 2021

Learn more here.

CSAwesome will offer scholarships to the first 5 eligible public school teachers that apply and are accepted for the Pathfinders Summer Institute. More information here.

Summer 2021: Online Immersion II

Dates:

  • July 26, 2021 - August 22, 2021

Register via Eventbrite.

Fall 2021: College of St. Scholastica EDU 6730: Programming and Teaching Java

An Online Graduate Course part of the Certificate in Computer Science Education program at the College of St. Scholastica. Participating teachers can sign up as a non-degree seeking student. Note: CSP as a first requirement is waived if you have taught CS A before.

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Ongoing: UCSD EDS 324 Learn to teach Java course

Beth Simon's UCSD EDS 324 course also on Coursera using CSAwesome.

Interested in PD, but not yet ready to register? Complete our Interest Form.

Past Professional Development Offered

  • 2021 Summer

    • Online Summer I

    • Online Summer II

    • California - in partnership with Summer of CS and CSforCA

    • Indiana - in partnership with Nextech

    • Pathfinders Summer Institute - in partnership with the Infosys Foundation USA

    • CSTA Conference Virtual Workshop

  • 2021 Pathfinders Winter Institute

  • 2020 Fall Online

  • 2020 Summer

    • Online Summer I

    • Online Summer II

    • California - in partnership with Summer of CS and CSforCA

    • Indiana - in partnership with Nextech

    • Maryland - in partnership with Maryland Center for Computing Education

    • Massachusetts - in partnership with CSforMA and UMass Boston

    • Pathfinders Summer Institute - in partnership with the Infosys Foundation USA

    • CSTA Conference Virtual Workshop

    • Intro to Java - 2 week workshop

  • 2020 Pathfinders Winter Institute

  • 2019 CSAwesome Pilot PD (online)