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Summer 2017 PD

See summer PD offerings below. For more details, see our calendar.cs4all.io. Contact cs4all@cps.edu with questions.

Check back often, as our summer offerings are still under active development.



Exploring Computer Science

The foundational high school CS course for CPS, Exploring Computer Science is appropriate for students that are new to CS, and can be taught by teachers with any experience level who are willing to learn alongside their students.

The summer PD is appropriate for HS teachers new to the ECS course, as well as those returning for the second summer of professional development. The PD is jointly organized by CS4All and DePaul University, and is facilitated by CPS teachers.

Please inform us of your plans to attend by June 1.

ECS PD Dates
Requirements
  • Approval from school administration



AP Computer Science Principles

This course is appropriate for students who have completed an introductory CS course such as ECS, and for teachers with some CS experience. The PD is organized by a number of outside partners.

CSP PD Dates
Requirements
  • Approval from school administration
  • CS experience




Apple Everyone Can Code
Apple is offering CPS teachers the opportunity to attend a two-day professional learning workshop that will cover the Everyone Can Code curriculum for grades K–8 on iPad. If you’re interested in teaching with this curriculum in your school, the workshop will be a great way to get started. Click here to see how this Apple's curriculum fits into our new Curriculum Guide.

iPad devices will be available for you to use during the workshop. Even if you don't have iPad devices at your school, you can still come and meet with your peers and learn about this exciting new curriculum. Substitutes will be provided to cover your time during this 2-Day workshop. CPDUs will be offered to completers.

Workshop dates
Several two-day sessions will be held during the weeks of June 12 and June 19, 2017 at the Apple office downtown at 401 N Michigan. All sessions will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Lunch has been donated and will be provided.) Space is limited.  Please don't delay. For more information and to register click the links below. 

June 13–14 
Learn more and register, also Learning Hub course 37092, class 71576

June 15–16 
Learn more and register, also Learning Hub course 37092, class 71577

June 20–21
Learn more and register, also Learning Hub course 37092, class 71578

June 22–23
Learn more and register, also Learning Hub course 37092, class 71579

Informational Web-Ex sessions
We’ll share details about the curriculum and the two-day workshop in a series of information sessions via a WebEx and conference call. Feel free to attend either of the times listed below: 

May 24 (Wednesday) 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.
May 31 (Wednesday) 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Please place this link in your calendar for the above informational webinar dates.  
Click this WebEx link to join: https://appleinc.webex.com/join/despinoza
And join by telephone: 1-866-639-3240 Password: 718 208 9755

Learn more
Use the following materials to learn more about the Everyone Can Code resources:



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