Computer Science Professional Learning Opportunities

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(From the PESB email dated 2/16/22.)

Are you interested in learning how to integrate computer science into your classroom? Would you like to earn free college credits? Do you need STEM clock hours? Are you interested in earning a computer science credential?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, we might have the information you’re looking for! City University, ESD 112, University of Washington, and Western Washington University are currently looking for educators to participate in professional learning focused on computer science. Participants will earn free or reduced cost clock hours or credits, gain valuable knowledge about computer science instruction, and be better prepared to equip students with the skills needed to thrive in a workplace of the future. 


Course: Intro to Cyber (City University)

CityU's vision is to integrate computer science, cybersecurity, and technology into all K-12 teacher preparation to ensure Washington students realize their full potential in the workforce of tomorrow. 

  • Focus area: Computer science, cybersecurity, and technology 
  • Eligible educators: Secondary teachers preparing for computer science endorsement
  • Learning format: Virtual, synchronous learning. 
  • Cost: Free. Educators will also receive a $20 stipend per class attended
  • Timeline: 9:00am to 12:00pm every Saturday beginning April 11 through June 26 (This course may be delayed until late June or early July. Please contact Morgan Zantua or Vicki Butler  for more information.)
  • Clock hours/credits: Five undergraduate level credits free of charge
  • Registration and contact information: Contact Morgan Zantua or Vicki Butler 

Western Washington University 

Whether you are an experienced computer science teacher or want to start teaching it, this workshop is for you! Come learn about computer science education methods, covering a range of topics from creating an inclusive computer science classroom to an introduction to robotics - all while making connections with other computer science teachers in Washington. 

  • Focus area: Equity-focused computer science methods
  • Eligible educators: In-service secondary teachers
  • Learning format: Synchronous, in person learning in Bellingham, WA. Each educator will receive a stipend and one free Edison robot. Travel, lodging, and childcare grants are also available.
  • Cost: Free
  • Timeline: Two-day workshop on June 21-22, 2022, from 9:00am to 5:00pm (Workshop may be delayed until late June or early July. Please contact Caroline Hardin for more information.)
  • Clock hours/credits:  11 STEM clock hours 
  • Registration and contact information: Complete the online application form or contact Caroline Hardin at caroline.hardin@wwu.edu for questions.