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. 

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

In some cases, grant funding may be available to help cover the cost of teacher participation in the CSAwesome PD. See our Funding page for more information on how you can attend a PD for FREE. If applying for funding, 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:

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

January 21, 2023 | NCCSE Mini-PD on Breaking Down FRQs

When: January 21, 2023  at 12:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM CT / 9:00 AM PT  

Time commitment: 4 hours 

About: This mini-PD will be interactive and hands-on via Zoom. Join an experienced CSAwesome teacher and AP reader for a walkthrough of the AP CSA Exam, how to approach the Free Response Questions (FRQs) with your students. Practice solving and scoring FRQs during the hands-on workshop time. There will also be time to discuss FRQ best practices with other educators.

Cost: $50 per educator with a certificate of completion available upon request. (Note: academic year support is not included)

Registration: Register via Eventbrite or contact csed@css.edu. Space is limited to 30.

Summer 2023  | California Summer of CS | June 12-July 30, week of July 4th off

This opportunity is open to California educators planning to teach AP Computer Science A with CSAwesome in the 2023-24 academic year.

Dates: June 12-July 30, 2023 with the week of July 4th off plus monthly workshops during the 2023-24 academic year

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Registration will open in February 2023.

Fall 2023: 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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CLOSED 06/20/2022 - 07/31/2022 | New to Java  *Research Project*

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CLOSED  07/25/2022 - 07/29/2022 | Pathfinders PD

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Register via Eventbrite 

Note: U.S public high school teachers can apply to attend for free via the Pathfinders Online Institute

CLOSED  08/03/2022| Short PD | 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM ET

Who: Experienced AP CSA educators who have taught AP CSA more than 3 years and are experienced Java programmers

What: Introduction to using the CSAwesome e-book on Runestone academy including how to access the lesson plans/teaching materials and training on using inclusive CS teaching strategies

Time Commitment: 6 hours virtual

Cost:  $250/educator (includes academic year support)

Register via Eventbrite

CLOSED  08/09/2022 and 08/11/2022 | Short PD | 5:00 - 8:00 PM ET

Who: Experienced AP CSA educators who have taught AP CSA more than 3 years and are experienced Java programmers

What: Introduction to using the CSAwesome e-book on Runestone academy including how to access the lesson plans/teaching materials and training on using inclusive CS teaching strategies

Time Commitment: 6 hours virtual

Cost:  $250/educator (includes academic year support)

Register via Eventbrite

CLOSED  08/27/2022 | Mini PD - Runestone Bootcamp | 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM ET

Interactive and hands-on training via Zoom for instructors looking to get familiar with using the Runestone Academy Instructor Dashboard.

Time Commitment: 4 hours virtual

Cost:  $50/educator (academic year support not included). Certificate of completion available upon request.

Register via Eventbrite or contact csed@css.edu. Space is limited to 50.

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