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 this 3-module (2 virtual sessions and 1 self-paced module) virtual option for the Computer Science Fundamentals course. The workshop will provide an intro to computer science, pedagogy, overview of the online curriculum, teacher dashboard, and strategies for teaching “unplugged” classroom activities. Workshops will prepare teachers to teach the Code Studio courses for grades K-5.
Eligibility and Pre-Requisites
This workshop is for K-5 Computer Science Teachers, Media/Library Specialists, Resource/Tech Teachers, and General Education classroom teachers.
- Length: 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 2-4 hours of asynchronous work to complete in between.
- Cost: $0
- Monday, September 20, 4:30-6:30PM ET and Thursday, September 23, 4:30-6:30PM ET
- Saturday, October 23, 9-11AM ET and 2-4PM ET
- Tuesday, November 30, 4:30-6:30PM ET and Thursday, Dec 2, 4:30-6:30PM ET
- Saturday, December 18, 9-11AM ET and 2-4PM ET