Become a CS teacher or facilitator! Applications now open for 2019 Professional Learning Program

If you’ve ever thought about becoming a computer science teacher—or you’re ready to take things to the next level and train other teachers—now is your chance.

Applications are currently open for the 2019–20 Professional Learning Program for middle and high school teachers and for our next cohort of facilitators.

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There are over 475,000 open computing jobs nationwide. However, last year only 130,000 students took the AP Computer Science exam. Looking beyond jobs in tech, computer science opens up more opportunities than any other discipline and ensures students are well prepared for the future, no matter what field they pursue. All students deserve the opportunity to learn and it can start in your school — with you!

Professional Learning Program for Middle and High School Teachers

Designed to support middle and high school teachers before and during their first year teaching Computer Science Discoveries or Computer Science Principles, the Professional Learning Program begins with a five-day, in-person summer workshop followed by four additional sessions throughout the year.

Best of all? No previous experience teaching computer science is needed. This extensive program is a one-of-a-kind experience that empowers teachers with teaching methods and course material to be successful teaching computer science for the first time. They also provide guidance on how to encourage and maintain equity and diversity in our classroom, leading to future diversity in our workforce.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We look forward to reviewing your application and to seeing you at a workshop soon!

Cost and Scholarship Information

Workshops are held in regions across the across the country. In most regions, generous scholarships and grants are available to cover the cost of the program. Get more information about on dates, costs and scholarships for workshops in your area on our website.

Elementary School Teachers

We welcome elementary school teachers to sign up year-round for our no-cost, high-quality one-day professional development workshops for Computer Science Fundamentals courses from an experienced computer science facilitator.

Ready to take your leadership to the next level? Become a facilitator

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Applications are now available for our next cohort of facilitators!’s Facilitator Development Program is a highly-selective professional learning program designed to prepare and support facilitators to deliver quality workshops on’s curriculum. We’re looking to partner with enthusiastic educators to help deliver in-person workshops for CS Fundamentals, CS Discoveries, and CS Principles teachers in the 2019–20 school year. Facilitator applications close Jan. 31 and take about 30 minutes to complete. You can apply here.

Be sure to read through the 2019–20 Facilitator Development Program Overview for details about the specific program commitments.

Thank you for your hard work to prepare students for the future. As America’s educators, you are doing the most important job in this country. We’re here to support you in expanding access to computer science in your school.

-Hadi Partovi, Founder of® is dedicated to expanding access to computer science increasing participation by young women and students from other underrepresented groups.

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