Exploring Computer Science Professional Development

Girl working on a robotics project.

Exploring Computer Science Professional Development



Professional Development will cover the curriculum and Pedagogy to teach Exploring Computer Science.

Exploring Computer Science (ECS) is designed to introduce students to the breadth of the field of computer science through an exploration of engaging and accessible topics. Rather than focusing the entire course on learning particular software tools or programming languages, the course is designed to focus on the conceptual ideas of computing and help students understand why certain tools or languages might be utilized to solve particular problems. The goal of Exploring Computer Science is to develop in students the computational practices of algorithm development, problem-solving, and programming within the context of the lives of today’s students. Students will also be introduced to topics such as interface design, limits of computers, and societal and ethical issues.


  • Dr. Shannon Thissen
  • Joel LeBel


Capital Region ESD 113 Region
6005 Tyee Dr SW Tumwater WA 98512

Mon. June 26 | 8 am – 5 pm
Tues. June 27 | 8 am – 5 pm
Wed. June 28 | 8 am – 5 pm
Thurs. June 29 | 8 am – 5 pm
Fri. June 30 | 8 am – 12 pm

Clock Hours: 35
STEM: 35

Fee: Free