Computer Science Discoveries
Empower students to engage with computer science as a medium for creativity, communication, problem-solving, and fun in this introductory course.
Mapped to CTSA standards, CSD takes a wide lens on computer science by covering topics such as problem-solving, programming, physical computing, user-centered design, and data while inspiring students as they build their own websites, apps, animations, games, and physical computing systems.
Whether you’re brand new to computer science or an experienced teacher looking for new strategies to help build your students’ future-ready skills, the CSD workshop is a great way to get started.
- One 5-day summer workshop (virtual or in-person), which will fully prepare educators to utilize Code.org curricula and teacher support systems.
- Four 1-day (Saturday) OR eight 1/2-day (weeknight) workshops during the school year when teachers will reconvene for ongoing training and just-in-time support.
July 24 - 28, Virtual
July 31 - August 4, Coeur d'Alene, ID
August 7 - 11, Tukwila, WA
Daily from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PST
$1,500 per educator; scholarships available for qualified applicants! See below.
Virtual and in-person options available.
35 trainees per session—first come, first serve!
This training is offered at $1,500 per teacher – a 50% cost reduction thanks to Code.org and our generous supporters. This fee covers the full year-long program, including your instructional materials, workshop supplies, 11 total days of professional development, and your meals (when applicable) during workshops. Additional travel costs (when applicable) are not covered. The curriculum, online student learning platform, and access to support from the teacher and Code.org community are available to all schools year round, free of charge.
However, many educators who attend Computer Science Discoveries workshops often qualify for partial and even full scholarship, further reducing the cost of this training to little or nothing.
If you teach in a rural area, a high-needs school or a school with a diverse student population, you are especially encouraged to register. Email us today at [email protected] and we can help get you started.
What to Expect
Core Summer Workshop
Five days/one week in Summer 2023
Ongoing, Academic Year Training
Four one-day workshops on offered in October, November, February, and March.
Strategies and resources to help educators implement the course in their classrooms
Ongoing support with a community of CS educators and access to Code.org’s online forums and content
Applications for the 2023-2024 Computer Science Discoveries workshop series will open in early December 2022.
If you have questions about the technical requirements for the workshop, please contact us directly at [email protected].
Applications for 2022-2023 CSD, CSP, and AP CSA workshops are now available. Note: The virtual workshop requires live video conferencing. If you have questions about the technical requirements for the workshop, please contact us directly.