Training & travel scholarships are available for Middle and High School Teachers-Applications due April 17
THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW!
This spring, it is expected that Alaska will approve computer science standards. The Code.org curriculum is aligned with these new standards. The Code.org curriculum is free and can be used on any computer. This year Code.org professional learning is “no cost to you” because of generous donations through Code.org donors and local partnerships with GCI Education and ExxonMobil Alaska. Scholarships to support travel and training in Anchorage, Fairbanks or Juneau will be offered to qualified applicants. First come, first serve!
Designed to support middle and high school teachers before and during their first year teaching Computer Science Discoveries or Computer Science Principles , the Code.org Professional Learning Program begins with a five-day, in-person summer workshop, followed by four additional sessions throughout the year. No previous experience teaching computer science is needed. TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR APPROVED APPLICANTS on a first come, first serve basis. Apply now!
CS Discoveries Workshops
Computer Science Discoveries (6-10) This class can be taught as a semester or year long introductory course in 50 hours. The course takes a wide lens on computer science by covering topics such as programming, physical computing, HTML/CSS, and data. Students engage with computer science as a medium for creativity, communication, problem solving, and fun. The course inspires students as they build their own websites, apps, and games.
We are currently accepting applications for full scholarships to attend a 5-day PD session next summer that will prepare you to teach CS Discoveries in SY19/20.
CS Principles Workshop
June 3-7, 2019 – Anchorage (9th-12th grade level)
NEW! See the CS Principals class cohort: View a map of the schools that will have Code.org Principles next year!
AP Computer Science Principles (9-12) Computer Science Principles introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. The curriculum is flexible to be taught as a normal course or as an AP course. The course works for beginners and students with experience in CSs.
We are currently accepting applications for full scholarships to attend a 5-day PD session next summer that will prepare you to teach CS Principles in SY19/20.
In order to participate in either program, we ask that applicants:
- Commit to participating in the full professional learning program
- Plan to teach the course in the 2019-20 school year
- For CS Discoveries, teach students between 6th and 10th grade
- For CS Principles, teach students between 9th and 12th grade
- Support the recruitment and enrollment of a diverse group of students in the course, representative of the school’s student population
- Teachers will need their principal to sign off on their application, and principals will need to agree that the teacher will teach the course in the 2019-20 school year
- The scholarship and program fee covers the full year-long program including teaching materials, workshop supplies, nine days of professional development, and meals during workshops. TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS.
- Contact Code.org Program Manager Cheryl Bobo email@example.com with program questions, or more information here.
- APPLY NOW
WHY COMPUTER SCIENCE?
Computer science helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic, collaboration and creativity. These skills will open doors in every field. Students will gain an opportunity to create technology that will solve problems in their communities and in the world. Nationally, 58% of all new jobs in STEM are in computing — while only 8% of STEM graduates are in Computer Science. Currently there are over 800 open computer science positions in Alaska with an average salary of $72,500.
WHAT IS Code.org?
Code.org is a national nonprofit that believes that every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra.
• Code.org is the organization behind the Hour of Code, completed by over 600 million students in 180 countries.
• Code.org has partnered with more than 120 school districts and 700,000 teachers use their K-12 curriculum
• The Code.org curriculum is aligned with ISTE, CSTA and CC standards
• Thanks to generous support from the tech community, this online curriculum is -and will always be- FREE.
The Code.org Professional Learning Program is open to educators
who are interested in teaching Code.org courses – no prior computer science experience required!
• Engaging workshop experiences
• Teaching and learning in context
• A collaborative, participant-centric approach
• One cohesive set of no-cost resources (including “unplugged” activities)
• An active community of CS educators