NWC Offers Online Computer Science Course for WY Teachers
Northwest College is announcing another Computer Science Approval Program, which will qualify local teachers to teach the program’s new class.
Northwest College is again offering a computer promotion program — starting this summer — to all K-12 teachers. The Professional Development Program is fully online, starting June 1 and running through May 2023.
The endorsement is designed for teachers who want to integrate computer science and computational thinking into their classrooms, and includes topics on structured programming, app development, cyber citizenship, robotics and more.
The 15-credit program includes five courses throughout the year. The first course “Introduction to Computers” starts on June 1st.
“Teachers who have completed this program have found the content fully engaging and applicable to their classrooms,” said Astrid Northrup, president of NWC’s physical science division. “They also found the workload to be very manageable with their busy schedules.”
This is the third consecutive year that Northwest College has offered the program, which certifies Wyoming public school teachers to teach computer science in their classroom. The previous two cohorts included teachers from across the Bighorn Basin as well as other Wyoming school districts.
Northwest College already offers a two-year Associate of Science in Computer Science through its physical science department. The program also qualifies for the Wyoming Works to agree.
K-12 professionals interested in joining Northwest College’s new cohort should contact Northrup at [email protected] or 307-754-6066.