Winter of CS:
Workshops & Opportunities
December, January, and February

What is offered during the Winter of CS?

Orientation Workshops

The Seasons of CS Orientation Workshops are three-hour experiences, which may include a combination of "live" activities hosted in-person or virtually and "on-demand" activities in which you can participate at a time that works for you. You are invited to participate alongside other K-12 California educators in one or more workshops that feature the California K-12 Computer Science Standards. You will be compensated with a $125 stipend per Orientation workshop for actively participating in one of the following 3 workshops. 

January 30th EdTech Playground

Special Winter Of CS Opportunity at the CA STEAM Symposium

This year there are special Winter of CS workshops being offered Feb. 9-10, 2024 at the Long Beach Convention Center as part of the annual CA STEAM Symposium co-hosted by CDE Foundation, the CDE, and the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls. Join us at the Symposium for Winter of CS workshops to learn how you can bring CS to your school, as well as have access to a range of resources and networking opportunities.

Stipends are not paid for participating in the CA STEAM Symposium workshops. However, Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available to those who participate in the Winter of CS: CA STEAM Symposium at the Long Beach Convention Center on February 9-10, 2024. Click here for details about earning CEUs and enroll by February 10, 2024.

Note: At our virtual computer science professional learning workshops, we prioritize fostering an interactive and collaborative environment. These workshops are designed not only to impart standards-based knowledge and skills but also to provide California K-12 educators with the invaluable opportunity to connect with their peers who share a passion for computer science and educational technology. Considering this emphasis on connecting with others, we have chosen not to permit AI notetaking bots, like Otter AI, during our sessions. Our decision aligns with the expectations set by the California Department of Education, which requires active, live participation from educators to qualify for stipends related to these synchronous workshops. We understand that everyone's learning preferences differ. If you're someone who leans towards asynchronous learning, we encourage you to check out the other Seasons of CS learning opportunities.