Intro to Computing and Data Science Professional Development

URI Provides Professional Development that prepares a certified teacher to deliver the Intro to Computing and Data Science 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 has U.S. National Science Foundation funding and support from CS4RI that allows it to waive PD costs for the 2018-2019 school year. There is no cost for this PD for SY 2018-19.
  • A stipend will be provided to teachers who are fully committed to teaching this course and participating in all PD training requirements.
  • URI Supports an on-going Community of Practice with URI staff and all teachers teaching this course. The CoP provides an online forum, online teacher help sessions, and site visits/in-person help.

Successful completion of this PD is required for Certificate to Teach URI Intro to Computing and Data Science.

Registration for 2018 is closed

2018/19 PD Schedule:

URI offers one PD training for the 2018-19 school year. It is comprised of a 5-day Summer Workshop, four follow-up workshops, and additional online training. Those doing this PD must attend all sessions in this schedule.

Instructions for Submitting Completed PD Assignments will be posted here.

Topic Date Time Where
5-Day Summer Workshop: Teaching Intro to Computing and Data Science Mon July 9, 2018 - Fri July 13, 2018 10am - 4pm each day URI Kingston
Follow-up Workshop 1 Wed August 22, 2018 9am - 2pm URI Kingston
Follow-up Workshop 2 Wed Oct 17, 2018 4pm - 7pm URI Kingston
Follow-up Workshop 3 Wed Jan 9, 2019 4pm - 7pm URI Kingston
Follow-up Workshop 4 Wed May 15, 2019 4pm - 7pm URI Kingston

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