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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register for an Upcoming CSAwesome PD
Ongoing: College of St. Scholastica EDU 6730: Programming and Teaching Java
Summer 2020: California Summer of CS
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 (CLOSED)
Summer 2020: Massachusetts UMass Boston CS PD
This PD will be a virtual experience with a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions using the Zoom platform. Synchronous sessions will be delivered by the instructors using video conferencing software. Asynchronous session activities will allow you to work on your own, with the assistance of the instructors.
August 3 - 7, 2020 plus two weeks of pre-work starting July 20 for those new to Java
45 hours for experienced with Java
65 hours for those new to Java (45 hours during the immersion week, plus 20 hours of pre-work)
Limited scholarships and other funding opportunities available for MA teachers.
Apply here. (CLOSED)
Not applying for a scholarship? Register here.
Past Professional Development Offered
Online Summer I
Indiana - in partnership with Nextech
Maryland - in partnership with Maryland Center for Computing Education
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)