9-12 Professional Development

Nextech is excited to provide immersive professional development opportunities to Indiana teachers. These programs are designed for:

  • Inservice teachers who are being asked to teach computer science for the very first time and may not have the curriculum knowledge and/or licensure to teach the course(s) OR
  • Teachers expanding the computer science pathway or available classes at their school

At Nextech, our goal is to remove every single barrier to teaching computer science for teachers, schools, and districts.

All of our programs are offered at no cost to schools/districts and many include a generous stipend for the teacher.

Select the PD opportunity you would like to learn more about:

CS Licensure Prep with WeTeach_CS

This professional development will prepare K-12 Indiana teachers to take the Praxis Computer Education test to add computer science to their licensure.
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Code.org CS Discoveries

Computer Science Discoveries is an introductory computer science course for 6 - 10th grade students that can be run as a full-year, semester, trimester or quarter-long course.
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Code.org CS Principles

Computer Science Principles is a full-year high school course that can be an AP or CTE course. It introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world.
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Code.org AP CS A (Java)

AP CS A is a full-year high school course that teaches students, already familiar with CS, object-oriented programming using Java. Students take on the role of software engineers, and practice skills that are used in the field.
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Code.org Curriculum Expanded Learning Program

The Code.org Curriculum Expanded Learning Program (ELP) is a two day, summer professional development experience to help past CSF, CSD and CSP participants deepen their computer science pedagogy, explore additional facets of the curriculum, reinforce their understanding, expand their confidence, and build community.
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Cybersecurity with Cyber.org

Over the course of the professional development, 9-12 educators will learn about Cyber.org’s year-long Cybersecurity and CyberSociety courses.
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Topics in Computer Science

Topics in Computer Science is a new course offered for Indiana students beginning in the 2022-23 school year. It is designed for students to investigate emerging disciplines within the field of computer science. Students will study the areas of data science, artificial intelligence, app/game development, and security. Students will then use this knowledge to develop solutions to authentic problems.
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Curriculum Alignment for Principles of Computing using Code.org’s CS Principles

Code.org’s CS Principles course covers the majority of topics and requirements necessary for this class. This 6-hour professional learning opportunity will be offered throughout the school year to ensure that schools and teachers are meeting all of the standards in the PoC course framework.
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