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Professional Development Workshop

No programming experience necessary!

NEW to Scratch Encore:

Tuesday, August 20th & Wednesday, August 21st

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hyde Park Campus, Chicago, IL

RETURNING to Scratch Encore:

Thursday, August 22nd

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hyde Park Campus, Chicago, IL

To register for Summer 2019 PD, please fill out this Online Application Form


Free of charge*

CPDU hours provided 

* Workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Participants who are accepted into our research study will be be provided a stipend to compensate their time in the workshop. 


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.

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