CS Discoveries Course Professional Development

URI Provides Professional Development that prepares a certified teacher to deliver Code.org's CS Discoveries course.

  • The PD makes no assumptions about the background of the teacher, except that they are willing to learn.
  • The PD includes all curricular materials necessary to teach the course.
  • URI anticipates funding and support from CS4RI that would waive the PD costs for the 2017-2018 school year.
  • URI Supports an on-going Community of Practice with URI staff and all teachers teaching this course. The CoP provides an online forum, a phone/online teacher help line, and site visits/in-person help.

2017/18 PD Schedule:

URI offers one PD training for the 2017-18 school year. It is comprised of two 2-day summer workshops, two follow-up meetings, and some additional online training. Those doing this PD must attend all sessions in this schedule.

Topic Date Time Where
CS Discoveries Summer Workshop 1 (2 days) Tues June 27, 2017 - Wed June 28, 2017 10am - 3pm each day URI Kingston
CS Discoveries Summer Workshop 2 (2 days) Tues Aug 22, 2017 – Wed Aug 23, 2017 9am - 2pm each day URI Kingston
Fall Semester Wrap-Up/Spring Semester Check-In Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:30pm - 6:30pm TBD
Spring Semester Wrap-Up Wed May 23, 2018 3:30pm - 6:30pm TBD

*Meeting dates/times are subject to change - please check this page for updates.