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.
  • Through funding from CS4RI, scholarships will be made available for most teachers accepted into this program to attend the PD at no cost.
  • If you don’t meet the scholarship requirements to attend at no cost, someone will be in touch to discuss the program fee, which is still being determined given new budget considerations.
  • 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 23, 2021. You will receive notification by May 1, 2021 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.

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2021/22 PD Schedule:

URI offers one PD training for the 2021-22 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 12, 2021 - Fri July 16, 2021 8:30a - 4:30p each day Virtual
Follow-up Workshop 1 Wed August 18, 2021 9am - 2pm Virtual
Follow-up Workshop 2 Wed Oct 20, 2021 4pm - 7pm Virtual
Follow-up Workshop 3 Wed Jan 12, 2022 4pm - 7pm Virtual
Follow-up Workshop 4 Wed May 11, 2022 4pm - 7pm Virtual

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.

This is a virtual workshop that requires live video conferencing.