Computer Science Leadership Academy

Moving the Needle in Computer Science Together!

Join the Computer Science team from the Santa Cruz County Office of Education in a year-long exploration of computer science and information technology during our Computer Science Leadership Academy.

This professional learning opportunity will provide Santa Cruz county educators with a fun and supportive environment to learn, practice and apply computer science into classroom curriculum and be a CS leader in their district.

The Santa Cruz County Computer Science Leadership Academy will be a collaborative event, with a variety of guest speakers, panel discussions, resources and of course, time to plan to help prepare to support their site in all things CS.

Educators will leave understanding why and how to bring the fun of computer science to their district’s students in the fall, as well as how to share this expertise with others!


Event Details

Who Should Apply? Teachers, administrators and other educators who want to affect change around implementing CS, computational thinking and education technology in schools. Participants do not need any prior CS experience.

Application Deadline: Applications are due June 10th, and applicants will be notified by June 15th of their application status.

Meeting Details:

  • Summer Institute | July 18-21, 2022 | 9:30-2:30 | Tech Center @ Santa Cruz COE)

  • 4 Quarterly Meetings during the 2022-2023 school year (meeting dates, times & location TBD)

Program Cost: FREE for Santa Cruz County educators, made possible by the Strong Workforce Grant Round 4

Compensation: Choice of $1,500 or 5 semester units with additional opportunity to earn a certificate in Santa Cruz County Computer Science Leadership

Schedule at a Glance

Day 1 Why Computer Science

Day 2 Decoding the Computer Science Standards

Day 3 Exploring Computer Science Lessons and Resources

Day 4 Creating Your Computer Science Plan

Food: Lunch and light snacks will be provided for all attendees for all four days