Computer Science Discoveries (CSD) is an introductory computer science course for 6 - 10th grade students. Mapped to CTSA standards, the course 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. This CSD professional learning workshop series is an introductory computer science course that empowers educators to teach students how to create authentic artifacts and engage with computer science as a medium for creativity, communication, problem solving, and fun. After participating in this professional learning course, educators are prepared to teach the CSD curriculum as a 1 or 2 semester course (or 50+ course hours) at the middle or high school level. No experience is needed. Whether an educator is new to teaching computer science (CS) or has experience teaching other CS courses, the Code.org CS Discoveries program offers year round support. The program is designed to promote growth by providing space for educators to become comfortable with curricular materials, CS content, and pedagogy. Additionally, the Code.org CS Discoveries program meets the six key criteria for professional development outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Number of Units: 4.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for middle and high school classroom educators; those who work teaching middle and high school students in non-traditional educational environments; those who support or assist in teaching in middle or high school educational environments; or pre-service educators seeking to teach middle or high school students in the future. Middle or high school educators would directly benefit the most from the subject matter, though middle or high school students themselves would indirectly derive the most benefit via being taught the CSD curriculum by a trained educator.
Audience: Middle and High School Educators
Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation after the allotted 30 days.
Enrollment Open Through: March 29, 2024 (11:59pm PT)
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