Facilitators

What is Facilitator?

Code.org-accredited Facilitator will collaborate with UNL Tech EDGE to deliver high-quality professional development on Code.org’s courses to the local K-12 computer science (CS) teachers with on-going support from UNL Tech EDGE, Code.org and the facilitator community. Once accepted to a one-year development program, facilitators are expected to commit to a multi-year relationship with us and Code.org. Facilitators are paid competitively for meeting program commitments. See below for roles and responsibilities in more detail.

What does a Code.org Facilitator do?

  1. Attend 2018-2019 Facilitator Development to prepare for the 2018-2019 facilitation:
    • TeacherCon: This is a 5-day Code.org workshop held in summer.
    • Facilitator-in-Training Workshop: This is a 2-day workshop that will immediately follow TeacherCon.   
    • Spring Local Leads Training: This is a 2-3 day workshop to prepare to run a local week-long CS Discoveries or CS Principles workshop in Nebraska. 
  2. Provide in-person facilitation services for Workshops as arranged in collaboration with UNL Tech EDGE.
    • Quarterly 1-day workshops: Work with UNL Tech EDGE and co-facilitator(s) to plan and lead at least four 1-day, in-person workshops for local teachers in the region for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years. 
    • Week-long summer workshop: Run a week-long CS Discoveries or CS Principles workshop in Nebraska for new teachers teaching CS Discoveries or CS Principles in the 2019-2020 school year. 
  3. Complete all facilitation duties, which may include but are not limited to:
    • Prep for Workshops with co-facilitator, UNL Tech EDGE and Code.org team as needed
    • Lead Workshop sessions on each facilitated day
    • On day of event, monitor on-site event logistics (planned and contracted for by Code.org staff or UNL Tech EDGE):
      • Room and audio/visual setup and takedown
      • Coordinating details with caterer
      • Distributing Workshop supplies and Internet access details to attendees
      • Taking attendance
      • Delivering announcement and updates on behalf of Code.org or UNL Tech EDGE as needed

Compensation

All costs associated with attending the Facilitator training and completing the facilitation duties will be covered by Code.org and UNL Tech EDGE. All facilitation duties will be compensated by Code.org and UNL Tech EDGE.

Apply to become a Code.org Facilitator

We need highly-qualified, flexible, and knowledgeable facilitators who can develop and support the next generation of K-12 CS teachers in Nebraska. That’s why we’re seeking candidates interested in joining the Code.org Facilitator Development Program for the 2018-19 school year, which is a highly-selective professional learning program designed to prepare and support facilitators to deliver high-quality professional development on Code.org’s curriculum.

Applications for the Program will open in early November, 2017. The application will close in December, 2017. Once accepted, you will join the Program for the 2018-2019 school year. If you are interested in joining in 2018-2019, sign up below to be added to our contact list. 

Join our contact list

In the meantime, please check out the Facilitator Development Program Description and be sure to visit the Code.org curriculum pages for additional information on the their CS courses.

What are we looking for in a Facilitator?

The ideal facilitator is an enthusiastic supporter of CS education, possesses a connection to Code.org’s equity-focused mission and has a strong background in the curriculum area, preferably through teaching experience. See below for more information:

CS Champion

  • Enthusiastic supporter of K-12 CS education and strong connection to an equity-focused mission

Equity-Focused

  • Committed to supporting access to quality CS education for all students Believes all teachers can teach CS

Growth-Minded

  • Strong desire to develop as a facilitator and leader within the CS education community
  • Willingness to give and receive feedback in a collaborative working environment

Classroom Experience and Knowledgeable about Content

  • Prior or current teaching experience
  • Strong background in curriculum focus area, preferably through past teaching experience with specific course
  • High level of comfort with technology, including virtual meeting tools and experience with Google suite

Engaging Leader

  • High level of emotional intelligence and empathy for learners at varying ability levels
  • Ability to “think on your feet” and make decisions that are in the best interest of the audience while maintaining fidelity to the program
  • Motivated self-starter

Additional Qualities (preferred)

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively engage and co-lead learning experiences for adults
  • Experience in planning, leading, and assessing the effectiveness of K-12 teacher professional development
  • Prior experience as a Code.org facilitator