Exploring Computer Science is excited to offer our week-long summer professional development program this year in Bend, Oregon, July 24-28, 2023. We will cover all travel, lodging, and meals for accepted participants. Participants will also receive a stipend.
See our Teacher Program page for more information about our PD program.
*Please note: This is information about our PD program for ECS teachers who live anywhere in the country. ECS PD for teachers who live in Oregon will take place the following week on the same campus.
Our commitment to equity and anti-racism includes ensuring that teachers and students who have been historically minoritized in CS have access to meaningful learning opportunities. As such, we encourage teachers to apply who have experienced systemic barriers to quality PD and/or whose students have experienced systemic barriers to quality CS education.
In order to be eligible for ECS PD, teachers must commit to teaching ECS as a full course at the high school level in 2023-24. In addition, new teachers must commit to participating in the full ECS PD experience—5 days in summer 2023, 4 quarterly ECS online PD sessions through the school year, and 5 additional days in summer 2024.
In order to confirm your registration, you must submit a signed letter of commitment from your principal within a week of your notification of acceptance. We will provide a template for you to use for your principal letter when we send the notification of acceptance.
The first round application deadline was May 15. If you are interested in attending, we encourage you to apply even past this deadline, as spots may open up in the event of a cancellation.