Computer Science Discoveries 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.
CS Discoveries can be flexibly taught as a single semester, two semesters over multiple years, or as a full-year course. Options are even available for less than one semester. Our curriculum is available at no cost for anyone, anywhere to teach. More information about Code.org CS Principles is available on Code.org.
Attendee: New computer science teacher
Workshop Length: A year-long program includes a one-week summer workshop, 4 days of follow up workshops and online support.
Registration Process: Attendees must apply to be part of the CS Discoveries cohort. Application details are available on the links below.
Fee: $1200 per teacher. Scholarships are available through the application process and provided on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to attend the program at no cost, attendees must meet ONE of the following criteria:
- The participant’s school has students from marginalized racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in computer science where the rate is ≥ 50%.
- The participant’s school is non-rural with a percentage of students eligible for Free-and-Reduced-Meals at ≥50%.
- The participant’s school is rural with a percentage of students eligible for Free-and-Reduced-Meals at ≥40%.
As you know, planning for the upcoming summer is full of uncertainty. We plan to hold our summer workshops in-person (in both Springfield and Chicagoland) unless restrictions due to COVID-19 force the sessions to be held virtually.