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Educator Professional Development


IDOE offers and funds a variety of computer science (CS) professional development opportunities through a partnership with the following providers:

BloomBoard, Inc. is committed to designing and delivering professional learning pathways for educators to access and be successful in acquiring transferable credentialing and licensing opportunities to elevate instructional design. BloomBoard, Inc. currently supports 39 educators in completing coursework to earn micro-credentials that will help them expand CS learning experiences for pre-K-12 students through authentic problem-solving by leveraging CS content and practices. These educators have the opportunity to accumulate micro-credentials in CS courses toward earning a master’s degree in Technology and Computer Science Education from a partnering higher education institution.

CodeHS has partnered with IDOE to consistently deliver high-quality and engaging professional learning experiences. In 2022, over 170 Indiana teachers solidified best practices in CS instruction through a wide variety of professional development options ranging from developing computational thinking skills to learning new programming languages to preparing for teacher licensure exams in CS. CodeHS offers one-day workshops, bootcamps, and train-the-trainer workshops. Review more information here regarding current professional development opportunities.

Indiana University (IU) conducted an extensive needs assessment of regional educators and stakeholders to determine quality CS professional development opportunities for pre-service teachers. After conducting a needs assessment in fall of 2023, IU created professional development options tailored to meet the specific needs of pre-service teacher education programs. IU offers a wide range of topics ranging from foundational CS to artificial intelligence. The following pre-service education programs have participated in professional development funded through this opportunity:

  • Marian University
  • Vincennes University
  • Grace College
  • University of St. Francis
  • Indiana University Southeast
  • Indiana University Bloomington

Contact IU’s Susan Taylor Drumm for more information about this opportunity to support CS learning in a pre-service educator program.

Nextech is a non-profit committed to ensuring that all Indiana students have access to tools they need to develop crucial CS skills. Nextech partners with nationally-recognized professional development providers and organizations to provide workshops for Indiana educators with CS experience ranging from beginners to advanced. Click here for more information about current offerings.

Through a partnership with Nextech, IDOE, the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), and Indiana CSTA, registration is now open for Indiana CSPDWeek 2024. All Indiana K-12 educators teaching CS content during the 2023-2024 school year are invited to apply for a spot to participate in intensive professional development in the summer of 2024 from Monday, June 10, through Friday, June 14.