Professional Learning Opportunities for Educators

Code Savvy offers monthly virtual PD sessions for educators who are interested in gaining new skills and resources related to CS Education. Each session spotlights a specific topic and participants walk away with a Code Savvy Lesson that they can immediately bring to students!

“These sessions are the perfect combination of learning a new tool and reflecting on how to implement in my classroom. I always look forward to the free lesson that is shared at the end of each session!”

MN Educator

Check out our current professional development opportunities below.

Virtual Session – April 25th

What you will learn:

  • Discover the benefits of using Python in your classroom. 
  • How to apply the basic functions of the Python framework to create beginner programs. 
  • How Python can be used to cultivate creative coding and storytelling.

No prior experience? No problem! This session is designed for educators of all levels and backgrounds. We’ll provide you with the support and guidance you need to succeed.

Virtual PD – August 6th to 8th

This professional development is a comprehensive multi-day program to support educators with the content and pedagogy to teach with Scratch confidently.

What to expect:

  • Build knowledge of Scratch programming and features through a series of activities.
  • Build pedagogical skills and mindsets for incorporating computer science into the classroom.
  • Develop equitable teaching practices for computer science.
  • Explore concepts like Game Development, Debugging, and Design Thinking.
  • Walk away with resources, curriculum and tools to bring Scratch to your classroom.

What is it? Join us for one-day workshops tailored for elementary educators at any level! These workshops are designed to equip you to teach with the CS Fundamentals curriculum.

Session Options:

  • Summer Workshops: Participate in a full-day professional development session this summer. Gain new teaching strategies, experience the curriculum hands-on as a learner, learn tips and tricks for navigating the curriculum, and become part of an activity community of CS Educators.
  • Private All-Staff Workshops: Provide comprehensive support for all your teachers with a group workshop help at your convenience. Our team can come directly to your school to deliver in-depth professional development covering all aspects o the CS Fundamentals curriculum.

Grades: K-5

Cost: Free

IN-Person Target North Campus

What is it? A 5-day in-person summer workshop held from June 24th to June 28th. Learn more about CS Discoveries.

  • Summer Kick Off: This 5-day summer workshop will fully prepare educators to utilize Code.org curricular and teacher support systems.
  • Ongoing Workshops: There are 4 workshops during the year when teachers will reconvene for ongoing training and just-in-time support.

Grades: 6th – 10th grade

Cost: $2,000 dollars per teacher with scholarships available.

IN-Person Target North Campus

What is it? A 5-day in-person summer workshop held from June 24th to June 28th. Learn more about CS A.

  • Summer Kick Off: This 5-day summer workshop will fully prepare educators to utilize Code.org curricular and teacher support systems.
  • Ongoing Workshops: There are 4 workshops during the year when teachers will reconvene for ongoing training and just-in-time support.

Grades: 10th – 12th grade

Cost: $2,000 dollars per teacher with scholarships available.

IN-Person Target North Campus

What is it? A 5-day in-person summer workshop held from June 24th to June 28th. Learn more about CS Principles.

  • Summer Kick Off: This 5-day summer workshop will fully prepare educators to utilize Code.org curricular and teacher support systems.
  • Ongoing Workshops: There are 4 workshops during the year when teachers will reconvene for ongoing training and just-in-time support.

Grades: 9th – 12th grade

Cost: $2,000 dollars per teacher with scholarships available.

Overview: A CSTA Accredited professional development for PK-12 educators with monthly facilitated professional development sessions. Teachers build capacity in CS by exploring a variety of CS topics, examine equity and belonging in CS, and network with other educators. These sessions take place outside of the school year, usually on Thursday evenings or Saturday mornings. 

Ongoing Support: Access to Code Savvy resources, dedicated email support, individual CS Coaching, and Code Savvy opportunities at discounted prices.

Grades: PK-12

Cost: PD costs $500 per educator, with scholarships available.