Strategic Programs

Working collaboratively with strategically minded employers from the tech industry, K-12 and postsecondary educators, and community organizations, Nextech has developed an integrated set of programs that introduces students to the world of technology, develops a baseline of computer science skills in the traditional classroom and provides opportunities to cultivate their passion into a viable post secondary career plan.

For Teachers

Teacher Training

Partnering with Code.org to bring nationally recognized curriculum and PD to Indiana's K-12 classrooms, Nextech insures teachers, whether new to teaching computer science or those with several years experience, will experience growth in their teaching practices and while providing space to become comfortable with the curriculum.
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CS Implementation

These 1-day Classroom to Career workshop opportunities are open to all K-12 Nextech teachers. They are fun experiences to help teachers understand how computer science impacts different careers so that they can best help their students understand the multitude of industries and opportunities available to them in the subject.

Tech Connections

Nextech offers 1-day experiences to help teachers understand how computer science impacts different careers so that they can best help their students understand the multitude of industries and opportunities available to them in the subject.

For Students

Coding Competitions

Today’s students within them the hidden potential to create beyond their wildest imaginations; they simply need the inspiration to unleash that potential. Through a series of individual and team based coding competitions Nextech is the catalyst to help students realize they have the power to be creators of technology, and not just consumers.

Catapult Experience

For Central Indiana rising high school Juniors and Seniors, Catapult is a yearlong immersive experience that helps students aspiring for a career in technology to develop technical and workplace skills, authentic peer relationships, a passion for community service and deep roots for a lifelong personal and professional connection to Indianapolis.
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Navigate

Nextech Navigate is a virtual field trip designed to educate and inspire high school students about the power of CS and careers in technology. This annual event includes educational sessions across three main themes: development of specific technical skills; connecting the classroom to careers in tech; and exploration of post secondary paths.