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Swift Coding & Mobile App Development PD

Are you a K-12 teacher looking to shift your career?

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, Discovery Partners Institute can help you get there.

TIMING: Self-paced.

FORMAT: All modules are offered online and delivered asynchronously.

ELIGIBILITY: This PD is designed for K-12 educators, from all backgrounds and content areas.

EXPERIENCE: No prior coding experience is necessary!

BENEFITS: Participating teachers will receive a $500 stipend and CPDU credits toward ISBE licensure upon completion.

The initiative is offered by Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) in cross-institutional collaboration with The Ohio State University and with grant funding provided by Apple.

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Key Features:

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Accessibility. All courses are offered online and delivered synchronously.

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Convenience. Attend one evening course per semester and two summer courses, keeping teachers’ busy schedules in mind.

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Ongoing Support. Virtual office hours with faculty.

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Community of Practice. Join a cohort and participate in peer mentoring with in-service educators throughout the State of Illinois.

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Professional Development. Acquire knowledge and skills that are core to computer science, including: computer programming, discrete mathematics, computer systems, data structures, and more.

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Reflective Practice. Reflect on your own process of learning about computer science and discuss the expected experience of your future students.
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Relevant Pedagogy. Explore diverse applications of computer science (e.g. game design, data science, etc.) that can be implemented in your future classroom.
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Enhanced Marketability. Demonstrate expertise and knowledge related to technology integration and curricular design in your classroom.

Workforce Development

Networking. Build partnerships with organizations in the greater CS education community.

The next CS Teaching Endorsement cohort begins in the Summer of 2022:
June 13 to August 6

with an introductory Computer Programming
and the CS Classroom course.

Enroll in CSTed Cohort