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.
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.
Accessibility. All courses are offered online and delivered synchronously.
Convenience. Attend one evening course per semester and two summer courses, keeping teachers’ busy schedules in mind.
Ongoing Support. Virtual office hours with faculty.
Community of Practice. Join a cohort and participate in peer mentoring with in-service educators throughout the State of Illinois.
Professional Development. Acquire knowledge and skills that are core to computer science, including: computer programming, discrete mathematics, computer systems, data structures, and more.
Enhanced Marketability. Demonstrate expertise and knowledge related to technology integration and curricular design in your classroom.
Networking. Build partnerships with organizations in the greater CS education community.