CodeVA is the statewide provider of free teacher professional development, in partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia and Northern Virginia Community College, to prepare educators for the new Computer Science Standards of Learning.
Training is by cohorts. Training begin in the summer and continue over the course of a year or more, with teachers participating in more than 90 hours of in-person training in addition to some online work. (Project GUTS is approx. 50 hours of in-person). There is no curriculum or software to purchase for the course or for your classroom. All materials are provided free by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Teachers completing either high school training, or the Elementary CS Coach program, receive three free college credit hours (worth approx. $850) through a partnership with Richard Bland College of William & Mary.
All are aligned with the new CS SOLs, and are approved training provided through established partnerships with organizations that have been a part of the national CS for All effort since its beginning. Exploring Computer Science and AP CS Principles are both high school courses, and CodeVA can help schools and teachers determine whether this course aligns with an existing course they are teaching. Project GUTS, which is an MIT-developed program, is specifically for middle school science teachers, and allows teachers to incorporate CS into earth, life and physical science classrooms.
The Elementary CS Coach program prepares teachers to provide ongoing professional development on the CS SOLs to other elementary schools in their district.
For more information, for dates and locations around the Commonwealth, and to register, please visit here.
300 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Richmond, VA 23219
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