Save the dates for Iowa’s Computer Science Professional Development Week, June 12-16

Calling all Iowa computer science professionals! The Iowa Computer Science Professional Development Week begins with a kickoff event on Sunday evening, June 11! Not only is the professional development held in person on the University of Northern Iowa campus in Cedar Falls, Iowa, but it’s free to attend and you will earn a stipend for engaging in professional development! Register now for this amazing week of learning, sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education,  the Iowa AEAs, UNI, CSTA and NewBoCo. Important details can be found below.

  • When: June 12 – 16, 2023, kickoff event – Sunday evening, June 11.
  • Where: the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls (High School Cybersecurity at Waterloo Career Center).
  • Who: All PreK-12 educators, counselors, instructional coaches and administrators who will be providing or supporting computer science (CS) instruction in accredited public and non-public schools that have created a computer science plan.
  • Why: To support state and K-12 district CS plans and provide equitable access to high-quality CS professional development throughout the state.
  • What: PK-12 Computer Science professional development opportunities range from one to five days in duration from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, each day.

What is covered?

  • Stipends: $150/day Monday – Friday (*Sunday not included).
  • Lodging: UNI dorm suites are available Sunday – Thursday night.
  • Food: breakfast & lunch are provided.

Expenses not covered:

  • Mileage/travel expenses.
  • Evening meals.
  • Cost of licensure renewal or graduate credit if desired.

*Register for all professional development by May 5. Links can be found on the AEA computer science website or go to the online registration system and search for “CSPD week.” *Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis with limited capacity so register soon! If your section is full, please register and you will be put on the waitlist. Registration after the deadline will not guarantee a spot or materials.

Need to get support from your administration? View the admin letter template. More information can be found in the Curriculum Director update. Not able to attend this summer? Iowa’s CS PD Week moves each summer. The 2024 week will be scheduled in western Iowa and details will be shared once finalized. For more information, contact or Michelle Meier, Instructional Technology Consultant.