Teacher Training (K-5)

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Computer Science Professional Learning Programs for K-5 Teachers!

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Bring Code.org's CS Fundamentals Workshop to Your Area!

At No Cost to You, Your School, or District!

  • Find CS Fundamentals Training in Your Region

    If you want to teach computer science or need training to teach Code.org's CS Fundamentals course at your school, use the map on this page to find the next upcoming CS Fundamentals workshop in your region. Because CS Fundamentals courses can be implemented at any point in the school year, workshops are available year round!
    Some of the workshops on the map may be virtual. For virtual workshops, locations will not matter. If you find a virtual workshop you want to attend far from where you are (even outside Nebraska), go ahead and sign up!
  • Can't Find a Workshop Near You?

    If you can’t find a workshop at a convenient date or location, contact us and we can organize a CS Fundamentals workshop in your region when we have enough interests.
    If you would like to coordinate a workshop with us for your school or district, please email us (Dwight Miller, program coordinator | dmiller66@unl.edu).
    If you are interested as an individual, please fill out our interest form below and let us know that you would like to attend our CS Fundamentals workshop.
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  • Worried about the Cost?

    Our CS Fundamentals workshops are offered at no cost to you or your school/district.

    What we cover:
    • All the workshop supplies and swag
    • Lunch and snacks (for in-person workshops)
    • 7 hours of hands-on training
    • Payments to facilitators
    What we don't cover:
    • Travel and parking (for in-person workshops)
    • Teacher stipends and substitutes payments
    • Venue rental* (for in-person workshops)

    *If local schools, universities, districts and ESUs cannot provide spaces free of charge.

Professional Learning at a Glance

Designed for both first-time and experienced CS teachers!

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  • What Will You Receive?

    Curriculum, Tools, Training & Support

    NOTE All of Code.org's curricula and instructional tools are made available digitally and for free to anyone who wants to use them. No participation in professional learning is required to use them.

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  • Curriculum

    Code.org's curriculum is a comprehensive package that includes a curriculum guide and all the instructional materials that you need to teach the course.

    Curriculum Guide
    This booklet contains all of the guidebooks - i.e., getting started, curriculum, implementation, debugging, assessment, differentiation, and more.
    Daily lesson plans & teaching materials
    Detailed daily lesson plans for the entire curriculum with all the teaching materials such as slide decks, worksheets, exemplars, project guides, rubrics, sample marked rubrics, and more, which are built into Code.org's online platform/LMS (CodeStudio).
    Activity Guides
    All the worksheets and handouts that accompany the lesson plans. Student versions and teacher versions with exemplars.
    Videos
    Videos are used to break down and illustrate difficult concepts and to illustrate how to perform coding and other tasks.

    You can access the course materials through this curriculum page.

  • Tools

    All the tools you need to teach the course are built into Code.org's online platform (CodeStudio). An entire curriculum and all the materials and resources are also built into it.

    Code Studio
    Code Studio is an online platform and learning management system, which integrates an entire curriculum, materials and resources, learning activities, assessments and feedback features. You can set up classes and enroll students manually or it can easily integrate with other LMSs such as Google Classroom. It also supports pair programming and student portfolios.
    Labs
    Students can practice coding and work on a variety of projects through online labs built into Code Studio - i.e., App Lab, Game Lab, Web Lab, Play Lab, Artist, and more.

Our Facilitators

Meet our Code.org certified and trained CSF facilitators!

  • Jason Rushing Jason Rushing is a current elementary Computer Science teacher in Lincoln Public Schools. He holds a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Instructional Technology. During his 25 years in education, he has served as technology integration specialist, elementary technology leader, and one of two lead teachers for elementary Computer Science. He helped design and implement the K-5 Computer Science curriculum for Lincoln Public Schools in which the Code.org curriculum was used as the foundation. He has led professional development workshops for educators at the local, state, and national levels.
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  • Susan Prabulos I am a K-5 Computer Science Teacher at Meadow Lane Elementary School in Lincoln, Nebraska. I’m PASSIONATE about students and teachers using TECHNOLOGY for LEARNING and CREATIVITY. I work daily with elementary students, teachers, and administrators to facilitate technology learning. I was honored to serve on the Nebraska Educational Technology Association board for 6 years. I've presented numerous times at the NETA conference, FETC, and for district staff.
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  • Sara Schnell (CSD)Sara is a mother of three very active children, living on the family ranch in Western Nebraska with her husband. In 2009, she graduated from the University of Wyoming with her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. Graduated from Chadron State College with a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction in 2018. After teaching 9 years in K-2, she started teaching computer science as the district's K-6 CS specialist. She completed her K-8 computer science education endorsement in 2020 from Northwestern College Iowa. Sara's CS journey started with code.org fundamentals and her 1st grade class to introduce problem solving. After seeing their growth in computational thinking, she applied for the district's K-6 CS educator position to bring CS to all PreK-6 grade students in the district. Through code.org she has been trained in CSF (including Deep Dive), CSD, and CSP.
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