Code.org’s Computer Science Fundamentals is a curriculum designed for K-5. Each course (one per grade level) has about 15 lessons that may be implemented as one unit or over the course of a semester. Students create computer programs that will help them learn to collaborate with others, develop problem-solving skills, and persist through difficult tasks. They will study programming concepts, computational thinking, digital citizenship, and develop interactive games or stories they can share. Code.org’s Computer Science Fundamentals is for students (and teachers) new to Computer Science. Each course (A-F) begins with a grade appropriate entry point and structured ramp up concepts. The progression of courses builds on each other to ensure continuing students learn new things. Learn more here.
Nextech offers one day in-person professional learning sessions or a 3 module (2 virtual sessions and 1 self-paced module) virtual option for the Computer Science Fundamentals Deep Dive workshop. We welcome elementary school teachers to sign up for this free, high-quality professional development workshop from an experienced computer science facilitator.
Teachers who have experience teaching CS Fundamentals and are looking to dive deeper or get more support are welcome to join us at our newest professional development workshop, CS Fundamentals Deep Dive.
What teachers will leave with:
Please note for all of these VIRTUAL workshops: Workshops are offered in different ways, some are a single day, and some are spread out over multiple days. All workshops will have two 2-hour zoom meetings with approximately 2 hours of asynchronous work to complete in between.
Register today for one of the following workshops. Please be sure to read the dates and times for each option as some are held on a single day with an AM/PM zoom session while others have 2 PM sessions over multiple days:
All CS Fundamentals Deep Dive workshops hosted between December 14, 2020 - May 31, 2021 are eligible for our $100 Amazon Gift Card incentive program. Please see more information here.
Nextech has proudly partnered with Code.org since 2015 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.
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