Nextech has partnered with Code.org to bring nationally recognized K-12 curriculum and professional development to high school and middle school classrooms in Indiana. Our program supports teachers with diverse backgrounds. Whether new to teaching computer science or those with several years experience, this program promotes growth in teaching practice and provides space to become comfortable with the curriculum and associated teaching strategies.
Code.org’s K-5 courses blend online, self-guided, and self-paced tutorials with “unplugged” activities that require no computer at all! Even kindergarten-aged pre-readers can participate.
This introductory course covers a range of topics, including programming, physical computing and data. Students engage with CS as a medium for creativity, communication and problem solving.
This rigorous, engaging, and approachable course explores many of the big, foundational ideas of computing so that all students understand how these concepts are transforming the world we live in.
In addition to the professional development offerings for the standard Code.org curriculum, Nextech offers a six-hour PD workshop to prepare educators to introduce computer science basics in a format that’s fun and accessible to all students. An experienced facilitator provides the in-person instruction and explains computer science, pedagogy, online curriculum, the teacher dashboard and strategies for teaching. All lessons align with Indiana K-8 Computer Science standards, CSTA Computer Science Standards and ISTE standards. They also reinforce concepts and skills taught in other subject areas by integrating national Math, English Language Arts and Science standards.
Nextech proudly partners with Code.org to deliver world-class computer science education curriculum and professional development to schools across Indiana. Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. The organization’s vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra.Learn more about Code.org
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