Teachers

Professional learning for middle and high school teachers to teach computer science!

Are you currently teaching or going to teach one of Code.org's computer science courses (see below) in your school?  If you are and need high-quality training, consider applying for the corresponding Professional Learning Programs. The programs kick off with a 5-day summer workshop where you'll have an opportunity to work hands-on with the curriculum and meet other teachers from your area. Throughout the year, Code.org and UNL Tech EDGE will offer online support for upcoming units, forum support, and 1-day quarterly workshops. You don't need any prior computer science experience to get started. 

6-10th grade: Computer Science Discoveries

For teachers in 6th - 10th grade classrooms, Code.org's Computer Science Discoveries course is a greate place to start. The course can be taught as a semester or full-year introduction and covers a broad range of topics such as physical computing, building websites, programming and learning about data.

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CS Discoveries Professional Learning Program
9-12th grade: Computer Science Principles

If you are teaching 9 - 12th grade students, Code.org's Computer Science Principles course can be taught as an AP or non-AP course. Either way, there are no prerequisites required. The course is designed to be far more than a traditional introduction to programming - it's a regorous, engaging, and approachable course. It explores many of the big, foundational ideas of computing so all students understand how these concepts are transforming the world we live in.

CS Principles Professional Learning Program

Who can participate?

The Code.org Professional Learning Programs are open to teachers who are interested in teaching the Code.org computer science courses. Priorities are given to educators who plan to teach the CS Discoveries and/or CS Principles courses. In order to participate, we ask that teachers:

  • Commit to participating in the full, year-long professional development program
  • Work with their school administration to ensure that this course will be offered on the school's master schedule
  • Support the recruitment and enrollment of a diverse group of students in the course, representative of the school's student population
  • Teach the course in your school 

Apply to participate in Professional Learning Program

Applications for the 2018-19 Professional Learning Programs will open in January, 2018. If you are interested in joining in 2018-19, sign up below to be added to our contact list.

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In the meantime, please check out the Code.org curriculum pages for additional information on the their CS courses.