The Summer of CS Kick-off
Was A Success!

Watch the recording to see what you missed.

The Summer of CS planning team held a Kick-off event virtually Monday, June 5th from 4-5:30 PM. Hundreds of California teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, and counselors celebrated equity-minded computer science (CS) education and got prepared for their upcoming June and July Summer of CS workshops.
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Additional Support. Since Seasons Of CS is a yearlong professional development opportunity, you not only get free access to any Summer of CS workshop you choose, but you also are guaranteed additional academic year workshops of just-in-time support where you will meet virtually with your workshop facilitator to reinforce, reflect, and extend your learning during the following weeks:

Virtual Communities of Practice. Also included are three virtual Community of Practice gatherings, in collaboration with the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA). These are optional and scheduled from 4-5:30pm where you will connect with fellow educators across California:

Classroom educators and paraprofessionals will receive $50 per meeting for active participation. Go to the CSTA website for more information.

Participant Commitment
In addition to the academic year workshops listed above, the hope is that teachers and paraprofessionals who participate in Summer of CS workshops will deliver 30/50/75 hours of CS instruction, depending on grade level, to students during the 2023-2024 school year. 

This delivery could include integrated lessons, standalone units of instruction, after-school clubs and activities, and/or other creative approaches.  The workshop you choose to participate in this summer will provide you with ample content and strategies for instruction. The optional quarterly Community of Practice gatherings during 2023-2024 (listed above) will provide you with opportunities to collaborate with other K-12 teachers across the state on the topic of implementation. The grant that funds the Summer of CS asks for participating teachers to acknowledge an intent to deliver the instruction.  You will receive the resources and support to help you try to do 30/50/75 hours in the first school year. 

Seasons of CS is funded by the California Department of Education and the Educator Workforce Investment Grant (EWIG). The Educator Workforce Investment Grant (EWIG) in Computer Science was awarded to UCLA and its CSforCA coalition, along with the CDE Foundation and Sacramento County Office of Education to implement Seasons of CS professional learning program across California's Statewide System of Support.