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 2020-2021 school year. There is no cost for this PD for SY 2020-21.
  • 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.
  • Registration closes April 24. You will receive notification by May 1 regarding your application status.

RI educators successfully completing this PD will become eligible to offer this course for concurrent enrollment. See the Concurrent Enrollment Program for details on student requirements.

Register for PD

For 2019/20 participants see the 2019/20 PD Schedule

2020/21 PD Schedule:

URI offers one PD training for the 2020-21 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.

Topic Date Time Where
5-Day Summer Workshop: Teaching Intro to Computing and Data Science Mon July 13, 2020 - Fri July 17, 2020 8:30a - 4:30p each day URI Kingston
Follow-up Workshop 1 Wed August 19, 2020 9am - 2pm URI Kingston
Follow-up Workshop 2 Wed Oct 21, 2020 4pm - 7pm URI Kingston
Follow-up Workshop 3 Wed Jan 13, 2021 4pm - 7pm URI Kingston
Follow-up Workshop 4 Wed May 12, 2021 4pm - 7pm URI Kingston

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

In the event that a workshop needs to be rescheduled (due to weather or other unforeseen event), makeup workshops will be held one week after the original workshop date.