Professional Learning

We offer a variety of computer science professional learning courses for current Virginia public school K-12 educators and other interested public school education professionals at no cost. We focus on deep content knowledge and CS teaching strategies delivered in innovative and useful ways. Our professional learning courses use our own internally developed curriculum and curriculum from outside partners. Computer science may be new to some schools, but to us it’s an established learning tool.

Code VA believes that “teachers supporting teachers” is the best way to prepare Virginia’s classrooms to teach computer science. In service of this, we aim to foster teacher communities of practice in every course. Our facilitator faculty members are current classroom teachers from Virginia school districts. They know that Virginia educators are excellent at what they do and respect their practice and professionalism.

Our professional learning courses take a practicum approach by allowing teachers to participate in our professional learning community during the school year and reach out to our facilitators anytime for support as they begin to use what they’ve learned in their schools and classrooms.

Use the CodeVA Connection Request form to request more information about professional learning or to request professional learning opportunities for your school or district!

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In partnership with the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, Code Virginia is able to offer stipends for eligible public school educators participating in CodeVA’s Educator Programs.
The stipends are available for ten and eleven-month employees employed by the 40 VA school divisions inside the Tobacco Commission service region. Stipend payments apply to our live & asynchronous courses, and workshops offered in-person at CodeVA sponsored events, including the Amazon CS Ready Schools Program participation.
How to Access TR Stipends:
  1. REGISTER for one or more CodeVA PD offerings;
  2. Complete a W-9 form, sent to you by our HR department;
  3. Participate in/Complete your session(s)/course(s);
  4. Stipends are mailed in May, September and January.