This guide is designed for county offices of education interested in hosting the Seasons of CS professional learning program focused on implementing equity-minded computer science (CS). This includes a week-long, multi-stakeholder professional learning experience in the summer followed by quarterly workshops during the academic year.
The Sacramento Office of Education (SCOE), in conjunction with the CSforCA coalition, initiated and directs the Seasons of CS. The program expands upon and is based on the research-based Summer of CS model of professional learning, building on the work of several partners. The intent of this site is not to suggest that the Summer of CS should be replicated; rather, it is intended to inspire iterations that focus on meeting the needs of a specific region.
The content of this guide reflects the experiences and feedback from the 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 Summer of CS and subsequent academic year workshops. Some suggestions have not yet been implemented. Those suggestions will be highlighted.


The Seasons of CS model expands upon the research-based Summer of CS professional learning pilot program. Summer of CS was inspired by the CSPDWeeks hosted by the Colorado School of Mines, which included workshops offered by Exploring Computer Science (ECS), MobileCSP, and Bootstrap, as well as’s TeacherCon. These year-long experiences have made a significant impact on the K-12 Computer Science landscape by supporting teachers from across the nation. However, counselors, administrators, curriculum specialists and other stakeholders were unable to participate in these workshops. Moreover, the national scope of previous CSPDWeeks limits the opportunity for regional collaboration. Recognizing its roots in CSPDWeek, the Summer of CS program was designed for regional implementation and to include multiple stakeholders. Learn more about the expansion from pilot to statewide model here.


We would like to thank the participants and facilitators of previous Summer of CS experiences who brought so much energy and engagement, as well as sharing their ideas for how to improve the model.
Seasons of CS is funded by the California Department of Education and the Educator Workforce Investment Grant (EWIG). The Educator Workforce Investment Grant (EWIG) in Computer Science was awarded to UCLA and its CSforCA coalition, along with CDE Foundation and Sacramento County Office of Education to implement Seasons of CS professional learning program across California’s Statewide System of Support. Learn more here.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant #1837780, as well as generous funding from the California Department of Education and the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. We would like to thank the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) for generous support to help make the Summer of CS possible through a Chapter Grant for the CSTA Sacramento Chapter. Additional partners, including, Exploring Computer Science (ECS), National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT), Palo Alto Networks, Google CS First, and LEGO for Education were critical to the success of the program.
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