CS Guide Program for Teacher Leaders

Nextech CS Guides is a professional learning community and professional development opportunity that sets participants up for success by learning how to effectively teach CS to elementary and secondary educators and students, develop a district-wide implementation plan, and work to effectively implement their district’s plan with fidelity.

This opportunity is intended for current and future Tech Coaches, Integration Specialists, STEM Coordinators and other related positions that play a role in trying to grow CS adoption within their school for participation in these cohorts.

Each grade band will have their own cohort and community and have the following outcomes:

  • A minimum of 40 hours of PLC time throughout the year consisting of hybrid collaboration and professional development experiences. PD experiences will be determined by each cohort and will meet the needs of the group as a whole.
  • The cohort will collaborate on a minimum of two collaborative resources, experiences, or collections created by the CS Guides to share with the CS community in the CS Educator Hub in the Indiana Learning Lab.
  • Experiences with guest speakers and industry professionals to further understand the role of CS in the tech community and how CS “guides” the work of the world.

CS Guides will complete their full-year cohort experience with the knowledge and state-wide CS community collaboration necessary to ensure expanded computer science, with fidelity, in their district.

Nextech will start recruiting our next cohort of CS Guides in the Fall of 2023.

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