We designed this online professional development course to provide a flexible, deep learning experience that you can complete at your own pace. Course content includes meaningful and interactive activities focused on application to your CS classroom — you’ll do a lot more than just read and watch. Plus, you will experience asynchronous collaboration with other CS educators as you both give and get feedback and exchange ideas.
Registrants will be added to the course on a weekly basis and will not receive the invitation email from Coursera immediately after registering. We appreciate your understanding.


~4 hours (complete at any pace within the 10-week session; you can enroll anytime before September 16)


  1. Define why evaluating curriculum for equity is important

  2. Explore what is missing from CS curricula regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion

  3. Explore why equity in CS curricula is important Learn how to use the “Equity tab” of the Teacher Accessibly, Equity, and Content (TEC) Rubric for Evaluating Computing Curricula

  4. Explore examples of student voice, student choice, diversity in perspective, and equitable assessment highlighted by education experts

  5. Develop a working definition of student voice, student choice, diversity in perspective, equitable assessment and how it translations to students in the classroom

  6. Generate an inventory of ways student voice, student choice, diversity in perspective, and equitable assessment can be included within a set curriculum

  7. Analyze chosen curriculum for the presence of student voice, student choice, diversity in perspective, and equitable assessment

  8. Explore scholarly articles and data to emphasize why diversity in perspective is important and it’s benefits

  9. Detail attributes and needs associated with an equitable assessment Identify the benefits of differentiated assessments

Teacher Standards Alignment

  • 4a. Analyze CS curriculum
    Analyze CS curricula for implementation in their classrooms in terms of CS standards alignment, accuracy, completeness of content, cultural relevance, and accessibility.

  • 4c. Design inclusive learning experiences
    Use Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Culturally Relevant Pedagogy (CRP), and other techniques to support all students in successfully accessing and engaging with content.

  • 4e. Plan projects that have personal meaning to students
    Plan opportunities for students to create and share open-ended and personally meaningful projects.

  • 5b. Cultivate positive classroom climate
    Cultivate a positive classroom climate that values and amplifies varied perspectives, abilities, approaches, and solutions.

  • 5e. Encourage student communication
    Create and scaffold meaningful opportunities for students to discuss, read, and write about CS concepts and how they integrate CS practices.

Summer Session

You will receive full access to the online course for a 10-week term from July 22 to September 29, 2024. You can complete the course by spending about an hour per week or completing in brief sprints. While we have suggested timing, you may complete it at your own pace.
Upon completion, you will receive a signed digital certificate indicating completion of 4 hours of professional learning.
When the term ends on September 29, 2024, you will no longer be able to make progress towards your course assignments and activities, but you will still be able to access course materials.


  • $39 per participant
  • Free for CSTA+ members – please make sure you’re logged into your CSTA+ account prior to clicking “Register” ($50 annual membership)

Access for All Teachers

Our goal is to support any K-12 CS educator who wants to take this course in completing it. The course is free for CSTA+ members. If you are unable to pay for this course, please email membership@csteachers.org to ask for a scholarship.