CSAwesome PD Options
CSAwesome PD is offered in three lengths and can be completed either online or hybrid (a mix of face-to-face and online). Support from a PD Facilitator that is experienced with teaching CSAwesome is provided during the PD and throughout the academic year.
For those Experienced with Java - Immersion 45 hour PD
For those New to Java - Extended 65 hour PD (includes 20 hours of Java specific PD) if planning to teach AP CSA
For those New to Java - Intro 20-25 hour PD (includes Non-AP Java basics and pedagogy) for those not planning to teach the AP CSA course or planning to teach a pre-AP Java course
College Board Workshops and Summer Institutes:
The College Board offers AP CSA specific training (either one day or 30 hours) for teachers preparing to teach the AP CSA course. Teachers may decide to attend a College Board Workshop or Summer Institute training and/or attend a CSAwesome PD. Attending both is encouraged, but not required. Learn more at https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/professional-development/workshops-summer-institutes.
Intro to Java (25 hours): $1000/teacher
Immersion PD (45 hours): $1750/teacher
Extended PD (65 hours): $2400/teacher
In some cases, grant funding may be available to help cover the cost of teacher participation in the CSAwesome PD. See our Scholarships page for more information on how you can attend a PD for FREE. If applying for a scholarship, please wait to receive a decision from the team before registering.
Group and Partnership rates are also available. Email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about our refund and cancellation policy and procedures can be found here.
CSAwesome acknowledges the achievement of every teacher who completes the PD program by awarding the following:
A Certificate of Participation is given to all teachers who complete the professional development, indicating the number of PD hours.
Graduate Education Credits can also be earned through the College of St. Scholastica by earning a Certificate of Participation and completing additional coursework. (Cost: $150/credit. Available in an Immersion (1 credit) or Extended (2-3 credit) basis, based on Carnegie Units of 120 hours for 3 credits.) For more information, see our Graduate Credit page.
Want to know more about the PD expectations and what is required to earn a certificate? Read more here.
NOTE: Due to COVID-19 and institution closings, credit card payments are preferred at this time. Please have this information available before completing registration. Questions? Contact email@example.com.
Register for an Upcoming CSAwesome PD
Ongoing: College of St. Scholastica EDU 6730: Programming and Teaching Java
Past Professional Development Offered
2021 Pathfinders Winter Institute
2020 Fall Online
Online Summer I
Online Summer II
California - in partnership with Summer of CS and CSforCA
Indiana - in partnership with Nextech
Maryland - in partnership with Maryland Center for Computing Education
Massachusetts - in partnership with CSforMA and UMass Boston
Pathfinders Summer Institute - in partnership with the Infosys Foundation USA
CSTA Conference Virtual Workshop
Intro to Java - 2 week workshop
2020 Pathfinders Winter Institute
2019 CSAwesome Pilot PD (online)