CS Teachers at PDCSTA is curating quality professional learning opportunities for K-12 computer science teachers. This will replace Code.org’s current list of 3rd Party Educator Resources and CSTA's PD Matrix. We aim to make it easy for CS teachers who have different needs and goals to find relevant PD opportunities through a new, interactive web display. We will also display information about associated curriculum alongside the PD opportunities.

Display

CSTA will publish an updated list of quality programs each quarter. Teachers can filter opportunities based on their grade level, experience level, course alignment, cost, and mode of delivery (e.g., online or in-person), and they can search more specific criteria. 
 

Review

An independent committee of volunteers will evaluate submissions using a rubric aligned to indicators of quality PD. Any provider can submit one or more programs for review at no cost by submitting an online form. At least two committee members will review each submission. All submissions meeting the minimum threshold as defined by the committee will be included. 
 

The PD committee includes a diverse and esteemed group of experts who will independently develop and maintain a trusted list of quality PD opportunities that are driven by the needs of CS teachers. Committee members include teachers, teacher supporters (e.g., administrators, coaches), researchers, and PD providers. In addition to reviewing submissions, the committee will also continuously improve the process and display, research and report on trends among current opportunities, and provide guidance for and community among PD providers.

Submission Deadlines

Initial Review

  • March 25 (recently extended!),
    for publishing on April 20

  • April 19, for publishing on May 18

     

Ongoing Review (Quarterly)

  • July 31, for publishing on August 31

  • October 31, for publishing on November 30

  • January 31, for publishing on February 28

  • April 30, for publishing on May 31