Summer 2018 PD applications available soon!

Brown Hall at Colorado School of Mines
Brown Hall at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO

As of December 2017 we are in the process of confirming dates for our summer professional development workshops. Stay tuned!

In recent summers, we were pleased to offer a weeklong professional development workshop at CSPdWeek at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. CSPdWeek is an annual summer program in which ECS partners with a number of different computer science education organizations, including Bootstrap and others, to offer a rich summer institute with a variety of co-located PD programs. ECS teachers will have the opportunity to create community with CS teachers and school staff from all over the U.S.

Our commitment to equity includes ensuring that teachers and students who are underrepresented in CS have access to meaningful learning opportunities. As such, we encourage teachers from underrepresented groups or who serve large populations of students from underrepresented groups to apply to our PDs, including but not limited to teachers of color; LGBTQ+ teachers; teachers with disabilities; and teachers serving low-income students, students in rural districts, and/or students who are members of the groups above. Participation in CSPdWeek with ECS included a $1,000 stipend, and travel, room, and board were all provided.

Once we begin accepting applications for our summer 2018 PDs, applications must be submitted by April 1, 2018, at which point we will start rolling acceptances. In order to confirm your registration, you must submit a signed letter of commitment from your principal within a week after your notification of acceptance.

Statewide Partnerships

Statewide partnerships providing regionally-based PD to teachers include:
Maine Application
Massachusetts Application
Wisconsin Application

Chicago Public Schools and NYC Public Schools also offer district-wide partnerships.

For further information and inquiries regarding ECS Professional Development in summer 2018 please contact Gail Chapman —