Pennsylvania Department of Education CSforAllPa Certification Pathway Bootcamp Model

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Session Dates

Monday June 17, 2019 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday June 18, 2019 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday June 19, 2019 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday June 20, 2019 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday June 21, 2019 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday September 18, 2019 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday September 19, 2019 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday November 07, 2019 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday March 02, 2020 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday June 22, 2020 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday June 23, 2020 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday June 24, 2020 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday June 25, 2020 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday June 30, 2020 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

This event is by invitation only. You must have a registration key in order to register.

This training will involve educators in an intensive learning experience which will be used to build the capacity of school districts and other educational agencies to deliver computer science (CS) to middle and high school students. Participants will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skillset so they can support and provide students with computer science experiences in classrooms throughout the commonwealth.

Over the next decade, seven in 10 new jobs in Pennsylvania will require workers to use a computer and an estimated 300,000 STEM jobs will be available in the commonwealth. To meet this projected demand, the Governor launched PAsmart, a new initiative to invest in the commonwealth’s existing and future workforce. There are STEM jobs without trained people to fill them and some workers need new skills, but a four-year degree is not for everyone and a one-size fits-all approach will not work.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has developed a base of classroom instruction and professional development in the fast-growing fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and computer science (CS) as well as training for in-demand careers, emerging industries, and underserved populations. The PAsmart initiative will be used to bring high-quality CS and STEM education to classrooms in elementary, middle, and high schools, along with professional development to expand the pool of qualified CS/STEM educators.

Through PAsmart, students, workers, and businesses are collaborating to ensure that all Pennsylvanians have an opportunity to succeed in the jobs of today, while gaining the skills of tomorrow.It is important for Pennsylvania to have a STEM-ready workforce to compete in a knowledge-based, tech-driven, global economy.


Given an intensive summer bootcamp and year-long professional learning experience, middle/high school teachers will:

  • Define Pennsylvania’s vision for Computer Science education
  • Analyze and deconstruct the CSTA 2017 standards and CS Framework
  • Identify, align, and integrate high quality resources to teach a computer science course
  • Demonstrate subject-matter knowledge algorithms and programming, computing systems, data and analysis, impacts of computing, networks and the internet, evidenced based pedagogy and assessment skills as evidenced by passing Pennsylvania's computer science certification exam.
  • Plan, create, teach and reflect on CSTA/CS Framework aligned computer science lessons delivered in grades 7-12 with competencies demonstrated via metadata evidence (video of lessons, online collaboration and peer reflection on lessons, developed lesson plans) and uploaded into the online statewide CSforALLPa PLC community.

Target Audience

Selected PAsmart Targeted Grant recipients

Topics Covered: STEM

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


Various Higher Education CS Professionals

Event Contact:


Melissa Howell