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Free Summer Professional Development Workshops

At CodeHS, we offer free professional development workshops around the country to help prepare teachers to run successful computer science classes with CodeHS! During these summer workshops, teachers learn programming skills, effective pedagogy, and best practices for teaching computer science in a blended classroom.


Registration for Summer 2020 Virtual PD Workshops is Open!

These free 2-hour virtual PD workshops are designed for new or experienced computer science teachers and will be hosted on Zoom. Learn more and register online below.

Upcoming Workshops

Led by CodeHS Team
PD Workshop Date Time Location Register
Experienced CS Teacher Workshop July 15, 2020 9am - 11am PT Virtual Register
Web Design Workshop July 16, 2020 9am - 11am PT Virtual Register
AP CSP Workshop July 20, 2020 9am - 11am PT Virtual Register
New CS Teacher Workshop July 21, 2020 9am - 11am PT Virtual Register
Middle School CS Teacher Workshop July 22, 2020 9am - 11am PT Virtual Register
Led by CodeHS Teacher Trainers
PD Workshop Date Time Location Register
New CS Teacher Workshop (Florida-Virtual) July 9, 2020 1pm - 3pm ET Virtual Register
New CS Teacher Workshop (Montana-Virtual) July 28, 2020 10am - 12pm MT Virtual Register
New CS Teacher Workshop (California-Virtual) July 30, 2020 12pm - 2pm PT Virtual Register

Frequently Asked Questions

For summer 2020, CodeHS will be running various types of workshops.

  • If you have never used CodeHS and want to learn more about how it can help you to teach Computer Science, we recommend the New CS Teacher Workshop.
  • If you have used CodeHS, but just want to have a deeper dive into all of the CodeHS teaching tools, we recommend the Experienced CS Teacher Workshop.
  • If you know exactly which course(s) you’ll be teaching for the 2020-2021 school year, we recommend that you join that course-specific workshop. These workshops take a deeper dive into actual course content and do not focus on the CodeHS platform itself as much.

New CS Teacher Virtual PD Workshop This PD workshop includes an introduction to the CodeHS platform, the importance of teaching computer science, account setup, the student experience of the platform, an overview of the course catalog, how to develop computer science pathways, the CodeHS editor, and teacher tools and resources. No prior CodeHS or computer science experience required.
Experienced CS Teacher Virtual PD Workshop This PD workshop includes a deeper dive into the CodeHS platform and all the new tools that can help you teach your CS classes, monitor student progress, grade and give feedback, and plan and pace in a blended CS classroom. It's recommended that you have taught a class using the CodeHS platform for this workshop.
AP Computer Science Principles Virtual PD Workshop This workshop will cover AP CSP-specific content such as the updated 2020 College Board AP CSP framework, written exam, and Create Performance task. It also takes a deep dive into key lessons within the CodeHS AP CSP course. The workshop includes time for reflection and discussion on teaching strategies specific to AP CSP course topics. Note: This workshop primarily covers the CodeHS AP CSP course and has less focus on the CodeHS platform.
AP CSA Virtual PD Workshop This workshop will cover AP CSA-specific content such as the College Board AP CSA framework, multiple-choice exam, and free-response questions. It also takes a deep dive into key lessons within the CodeHS AP CSA course. The workshop includes time for reflection and discussion on teaching strategies specific to Java and AP CSA course topics. Note: This workshop primarily covers the CodeHS AP CSA course and has less focus on the CodeHS platform.
Intro to JavaScript Virtual PD Workshop This workshop takes a deep dive into key lessons within the CodeHS Intro to JavaScript course. It will cover JavaScript-specific programming concepts such as commands, control flow, top-down design, functions, and ways to effectively teach concepts. The workshop includes time for reflection and discussion on teaching strategies specific to Intro to Javascript course topics. Note: This workshop primarily covers the CodeHS Intro to JavaScript course and has less focus on the CodeHS platform.
Intro to Python Virtual PD Workshop This workshop takes a deep dive into key lessons within the CodeHS Intro to Python course. It will cover Python-specific programming concepts such as Turtle graphics, console interaction, top-down design, and ways to effectively teach concepts. The workshop includes time for reflection and discussion on teaching strategies specific to Intro to Python course topics. Note: This workshop primarily covers the CodeHS Intro to Python course and has less focus on the CodeHS platform.
Web Design Virtual PD Workshop This workshop takes a deep dive into key lessons within the CodeHS Web Design course. It will cover HTML & CSS specific programming concepts such as HTML tags, attributes, elements, styling a page with CSS selectors and ways to effectively teach concepts. The workshop includes time for reflection and discussion on teaching strategies specific to Web Design course topics. Note: This workshop primarily covers the CodeHS Web Design course and has less focus on the CodeHS platform.
Cybersecurity Virtual PD Workshop This workshop takes a deep dive into key lessons within the CodeHS Fundamentals of Cybersecurity course. It will cover cybersecurity-specific content such as digital citizenship and cyber hygiene, ethical hacking, security risks, assessment and mitigation strategies and ways to effectively teach concepts. The workshop includes time for reflection and discussion on teaching strategies specific to Cybersecurity course topics. Note: This workshop primarily covers the CodeHS Foundations of Cybersecurity course and has less focus on the CodeHS platform.
Middle School CS Teacher Virtual PD Workshop This workshop takes a deep dive into key lessons within the CodeHS middle school pathways. It will cover Karel the Dog, Tracy the Turtle, basic computer information and digital citizenship, and ways to effectively teach concepts. The workshop includes time for reflection and discussion on teaching strategies specific to middle school-specific topics. Note: This workshop primarily covers topics from the CodeHS 6-8 pathway course topics and has less focus on the CodeHS platform.

No, although having one already will make it easier for you to jump right in to the PD! You can create an account by going to https://codehs.com/signup/teacher. If you don’t have time to create one beforehand, there will be time during the PD to set up an account.

No, teachers can sign up free of charge! You even have access to all of our curriculum for free so you can use right away with your students.

This PD is designed for teachers of all levels of experience. Whether you are brand new to teaching or have been in the classroom for 20 years, this PD will provide you with teaching strategies, content, and resources that will help you refine and strengthen your teaching practice.

Summer 2019 In-Person PD Workshops

Questions

Visit codehs.com/info/pd to learn more about our different professional development opportunities or email our team at hello@codehs.com. We’d be happy to chat!