$1500 (Scholarships Available)
Code.org’s Computer Science A is an Advanced Placement (AP®) course designed to broaden participation in computer science. Code.org is recognized by the College Board as an endorsed provider of AP® Computer Science A curriculum and professional development. The Course has been reviewed by the College Board and is pre-approved to pass the audit. The professional development is also endorsed by the College Board as meeting (and exceeding) the standards of the AP® Summer Institutes.
The Code.org curriculum supports teachers new to the discipline with a complete set of lesson plans that include inquiry- based activities, videos, assessment support, and educational tools.
Participants kick off the Professional Learning Program with a five-day summer workshop where they explore the curriculum and learning tools, discuss classroom management and teaching strategies, and build a community of teachers. With a focus on a customized experience, participants will develop skills while working in small groups to deepen their understanding of the materials.
Participants will join 8 virtual, monthly workshops with pre-work throughout the following academic year. These meetings are hosted by AdvanceKentucky and run by local, Code.org-trained facilitators.
Teachers attend a two-day workshop the following summer to deepen content knowledge and prepare for the following year of teaching CSA.
In addition, all teachers will have access to the Code.org forum, an online professional learning community that offers continued support with tools and content, introduces new and helpful resources for teaching the course, and lets teachers continue to explore the curriculum.
Kentucky Approval for Computer Science (ACS)
Teachers of grades 9-12 may earn the ACS by completing our Professional Learning Program for Computer Science A. The ACS grants the bearer permission to teach any CS or IT course listed in the Kentucky Program of Studies, regardless of their certification.
Applications for the 2023-24 AdvanceKentucky Professional Learning Program are now open. Please use the button below for more information or to be notified when applications open.