Are there prerequisites for taking this PD course?
There are no prerequisites for this course. The Intro to CS in Python PD course assumes no prior experience coding or teaching computer science.
This professional development course is designed for passionate teachers who are interested in teaching computer science, but do not necessarily have a background in programming. No experience is required to take the professional development course.
The course can also be for people who are experienced programmers but have not taught in the classroom before or who have experience with other programming languages and will be expanding their school offerings to include Python. The focus on the pedagogy of teaching computer science and leveraging the blended classroom format makes the online professional development an extremely helpful experience for seasoned and new teachers alike.