Nextech offers a blended professional development model that embraces the importance of in-person, cooperative workshops and uses online and asynchronous components to provide an ongoing community and support when teachers are in the classroom. This PD experience builds on the work of others and recognizes that one size does not fit all, therefore the PD is tailored for each Middle School course.

Middle School Inquiry Form
  • Phase 1

    is the introductory online component focused on both pedagogy and computer science content in the context of middle school math and science.

  • Phase 2

    is a blended experience anchored around a 3 day in-person professional development workshop during the summer, followed by online material. The focus is on helping teachers understand the alignment of key computer science concepts to commonly used math and science curricula. Teachers will also be introduced to specific tools to help them teach computer science concepts in the classroom. The summer workshop is also the launch point for a professional learning community that will extend beyond the Nextech partnership.

  • Phase 3

    is a set of in-person workshops throughout the academic year. These Saturday workshops provide just in time instructional supports to meet the needs of teachers as well as highlight possible extension activities.

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