K-12 Computer Science Educator Success

Computer Science for All

Nextech is on a mission to equip K-12 educators with the content knowledge, instructional strategies, industry experiences and resources to confidently deliver computer science curriculum to all Indiana students.

Nextech is on a mission to equip K-12 educators with the content knowledge, instructional strategies, industry experiences and resources to confidently deliver computer science curriculum to all Indiana students.

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96%

of students and parents agree that computer science can be used in many types of jobs.

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82%

of students are interested in learning computer science in the future.

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93%

of students are confident they could learn computer science if given the chance.

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84%

of parents believe offering CS is important for a student's future success

Holistic Approach

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Professional Development

Leveraging our partnership with Code.org, Nextech facilitates training programs to bring grade-specific CS curriculum to K-12 schools.

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Educator Externship

Nextech connects K-12 classrooms to Indiana’s tech community, delivering the experiences to bring real-world context to CS curriculum.

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Educator Community

Nextech creates meaningful opportunities for teachers to connect with one another, learn from other’s experiences, and understand they are part of a larger community.

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CS for Indiana

Every Indiana student deserves the opportunity to learn CS and be equipped with the computational thinking skills they need to be creators in the digital economy.

CS is the way out for many of my students. I want my kids to have access to that world, and I didn’t have all the tools I needed to help my students achieve those outcomes until I started working with Nextech.

Scott Dooley, Professional Development Participant

I love working with the Nextech team because they’re awesome, and we all just love what we’re doing. We don’t have to make computing fun and relevant; it already is. All we have to do is share the joy we have, and kids are learning like nobody ever expected.

Andy Harris, Professional Development Facilitator

In three days, I had a student tell me that this CS course is his favorite class and that he learns best by doing. Without the partnership with Nextech, I would not have been able to develop the foundation and understanding to teach this course. Nextech has given me the opportunity to connect teachers from across the country and expand my professional learning network.

Tracy Buchanan, Professional Development Participant

Our Impact

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61

District Partnerships

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85

Participating Schools

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161

Teachers Trained

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5,651

PD Hours

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