Coding Workshops Help Elementary Teachers Revolutionize Classrooms
Back in 2013, twin brothers Hadi and Ali Partovi started Code.org with the goal of expanding access to computer science to all students.
Their vision is that “every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science.” They also believe that computer science “should be part of core curriculum, alongside other courses such as biology, chemistry or algebra.”
Since that time, Code.org has blossomed into a full organization that supports access to computer science for students of all ages, genders, and ethnicities.
Working through a vast array of educational partners, Code.org designs its own courses for students (and adults). Professional development in the utilization of its courses is offered for teachers and Code.org works with school districts throughout the country so all students have the ability to learn how to code in this special language we call Computer Science.
This summer, Code.org is giving elementary school teachers the opportunity to implement Code.org into their classrooms with FREE one-day workshops throughout the country. It is the vision of Code.org that even the youngest of students can explore the world of computer science.
There are even courses that Kindergarten or Pre-kindergarten students can participate in! Workshops will be led by Code.org facilitators and participants will learn how to implement the courses in a fun manner for all learners. Participants will receive all supplies needed for free.
More information on this awesome opportunity can be found here.
Elementary teachers, don’t miss out!
Post by Jorge Ditas, FLVS Professional Learning Specialist