Professional Development

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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 Master Teacher 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 Java basics and pedagogy) for those not planning to teach the 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

  • Immersion PD (45 hours): $1750/teacher
  • Extended PD (65 hours): $2400/teacher
  • Intro to Java (25 hours): n/a - limited to teachers participating in Maryland Center for Computing Education or Amazon Future Engineers programs.

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

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

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: $125/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.


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.

Register for an Upcoming CSAwesome PD

Summer 2020: Online Extended for those New to Java

Options:

  • Summer I: June 8 - July 18, 2020 (CLOSED!)
  • Summer II: June 29 - August 16, 2020 (July 13-19 off)

Register here


Summer 2020: Online Immersion for those Experienced with Java

Options:

  • Summer I: June 22 - July 18, 2020 (CLOSED!)
  • Summer II: July 20 - August 16, 2020

Register here


Summer 2020: Online Intro to Java for those New to Java

Options:

  • Summer I: June 8 - June 21, 2020
  • Summer II: June 29 - July 12, 2020

Limited to teachers participating in Maryland Center for Computing Education or Amazon Future Engineers programs.

Register here


Summer 2020: Arizona CS PD

Dates:

  • June 8 - July 18, 2020 - Online for those new to Java
  • June 22 - July 18, 2020 - Online for those experienced with Java

A limited number of scholarships are available for teachers who are new to CSA and participate in our research project.

Register here

Summer 2020: California Summer of CS

Dates:

  • June 18, 2020 - virtual kick-off event
  • June 22 - July 31, 2020 - Online for those new to Java
  • July 6 - July 31, 2020 - Online for those experienced with Java

Scholarships are available for California high school teachers to attend the PD at no cost.

Register here

Summer 2020: CSTA Virtual Workshop

Date:

  • July 14, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm ET

Register at CSTA 2020.

Summer 2020: Indiana CS PD

Dates:

  • June 8 - July 18, 2020 - Online for those new to Java
  • June 22 - July 18, 2020 - Online for those experienced with Java

Free for Indiana high school teachers.

Apply here.

Summer 2020: Massachusetts UMass Boston CS PD

Dates:

  • August 3 - 7, 2020

Limited scholarships and other funding opportunities available for MA teachers.

Apply here.

Summer 2020: Pathfinders Summer Institute Virtual

Dates:

  • July 19-24, 2020

Cost: $1,015 per teacher. A limited number of scholarships are available for teachers who are new to CSA and participate in our research project. Any public high school teacher can also use DonorsChoose.org to raise funds.

Apply here by May 15, 2020 at 6pm ET.

Fall 2020: Online Extended for those New to Java

Options:

  • TBD

Please complete our Interest Form.


Ongoing: 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. Note: CSP as a first requirement is waived if you have taught CS A before.

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.