CS Discoveries 23-24

Professional Learning Program

Summer applications opening soon!

At this time, Alaska Staff Development Network is completing the virtual and  in-person CS Discoveries local academic year workshops in 2023-2024. Computer Science Discoveries is an appropriate curriculum for 6-10th grade students and can be taught as a semester or year-long introductory course (3-5 hours per week of instruction for 9+ weeks). The course takes a wide lens on computer science by covering topics such as programming, physical computing, HTML/CSS, and data. Students engage with computer science as a medium for creativity, communication, problem-solving, and fun. The course inspires students as they build their own websites, apps, games, and physical computing devices.

Teachers who apply and are accepted to the program commit to:

Attending the virtual summer workshop as part of a cohort for  "Dates TBA"

Attending four virtual one-day duringh thee year , in-person workshops usually on Saturdays

Teaching the course during the following school year.

Supporting the recruitment and enrollment of a diverse group of students in the course, representative of the school’s overall student population.

Computer Science Discoveries workshops are offered at no cost to qualifying teachers accepted into the program. If you don’t meet the requirements to attend at no cost, the program is still only $900 per Alaska teacher for 9 days , which is a huge discount off the national cost thanks to our generous supporters at 

Funding Options

  The Scholarships Covers-

- Registration No cost  (National value of $1500) 

-Materials /Curriculum provided by

For all- curriculum, the online student learning platform, and access to support from the teacher and community are available to all schools year-round at no cost. The Alaska Staff Development Network computer science program manager and facilitators are also eager to help you get ready for full implementation.

Eligible Applicants:

Participants must complete the application process and be accepted to this cohort. (Takes about 15 minutes to fill it out.)

Applications open soon


Virtual  CSD: Dates TBA

**Follow-up training dates for Fall and Spring for these cohorts are TBD.

Optional 4 UAA 500 Credits 

2 500 level UAA  credits for the 5-day summer workshop, 

2  500 level UAA  credits for the four days of school year workshops


Date and Time

June 26-30, 2023
Anchorage, AK

July 10-14th, 2023

Registration Closes: 7 Days prior to workshop.


Cheryl Bobo

Contact Email

Amanda H. is exploring physical computing with  her new Adafruit Circuit Playground. 

The Program will provide-