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Digital Scholars


Summer Program: Monday through Friday
June 21 – July 22, 2022

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This five-week summer program for 11th and 12th graders, as well as incoming and current college students, to build skills in computing and college and career-readiness, while connecting with Chicago’s dynamic tech community. Students can choose from 5 learning tracks: CS100 & CS111 (for college credit); data science, mobile app development, and computer engineering.​

Digital Scholars is intentional about serving Black and Latinx students, CPS and Chicago-area students, and first-generation students — at NO cost.

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Discover Computing


Summer Sessions: Monday through Friday
August 8-12, 2022 – 9 AM to 1 PM

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Participating 9th and 10th graders engage in hands-on sessions to explore computing concepts and tools, including web development using HTML/CSS, machine learning using Python, and data analysis, as well as develop skills in problem-solving and team-building through design thinking activities.
These sessions will be held in person at DPI’s downtown office (200 S. Wacker).

Discover Computing 1 is designed to support students without prior computer science knowledge or experience.

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Teacher Training Events

DPI hosts Online Info Sessions to provide an opportunity for teachers and administrators to learn about our programs; meet our faculty, facilitators, and staff; preview courses; inquire about funding support; and more!

Interested in Learning More? Start Here!
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Teaching Endorsement in Computer Science

Next Cohort begins June 13th

In Summer 2022, UIUC’s College of Education, with implementation support from DPI, is launching the 2nd cohort of its  Teaching Endorsement in Computer Science (CSTed)!
With curriculum specifically focused on the teaching and learning of CS, this online plan of study is designed for current teachers with a valid Professional Educator License (PEL) in grades 5-12.

Info Session: Live Registration Walkthrough!
April 25th at 4:30pm
Slide Deck – Video Recording

Info Session: For Chicago Area Directors of Curriculum and Assessment (CADCA)
May 12th at 12:00pm
Slide Deck – Video Recording

Info Session: Preview CSTed Courses
May 12th at 4:30pm
Video Recording

Info Session: Meet CSTed Faculty
June 1st at 4:30pm
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Priority Registration Deadline: June 1st
Enroll In CSTed Cohort

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Swift Coding & Mobile App Development

May – December 2022

Are you a K-12 teacher looking to shift your career? This PD can support you to integrate technology into your content area, create a passion project, expand your knowledge, or find a new way to engage with your students.
Whatever your reason for wanting to learn to code and develop apps in Apple’s Swift coding language, DPI can help you get there.

Info Session: General FAQs
May 2nd at 4:30pm
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Registration Ends: May 30th
Join Swift PD Cohort