Virtual Professional Development

No programming experience necessary!

Virtual Professional Development:

If you choose to participate, you will be asked to: 

  • Attend a one-time, 75-minute kick off virtually

  • Attend weekly 45-minute meetings virtually

  • Attend weekly 45-minute collaborative working sessions virtually

  • Complete weekly assignments from the Scratch Encore curriculum

  • Plan to incorporate Scratch Encore into curriculum during the 2021-2022 school year

To register for our Summer 2021 Virtual PD, please register here. Please see our flyer for additional information. Unfortunately, all non-CPS slots are now full.

Please know that the Scratch Encore materials are still available to you - free of cost! Feel free to explore the curriculum and implement it with your students. To access the Scratch Encore materials, visit


PD workshop for Scratch Encore, an intermediate programming-based computational thinking curriculum designed for 5th-7th grade learners designed to be ethnically and socioeconomically inclusive. The curriculum instructional materials are designed for instructors with varying experience levels.

What is special about Scratch Encore?

  • All materials and PD are free of charge.

  • The curriculum provides a variety of activities that teachers can choose from based on topics that are engaging for their students.

  • We provide complete lesson plans, including discussion prompts, reflections, extension ideas, and assessments.

  • It is designed with research-based pedagogical approaches, including the Use->Modify->Create learning sequence for each content area and TIPP&SEE, a brand-new learning strategy developed by our lab to help students navigate the Scratch interface efficiently.

​​CPDU hours and Completion Certificates will be provided.

* Workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

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