Why computer science?
Every 21st-century student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. The basics help nurture creativity and problem-solving and prepare students for any future career.
Why teach computer science in elementary school?
Code.org has developed elementary school curriculum that allows even the youngest students to explore the limitless world of computing.Courses blend online, self-guided, and self-paced tutorials with“unplugged” classroom activities that require no computer.
Code.org’s Computer Science Fundamentals consists of six courses aligned to grades K-5
For students new to computer science, each course begins with a grade-appropriate entry point and structured ramp-up of concepts. The progression of Courses A-F builds upon each other to ensure continuing students stay interested and learn new things.
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, computation thinking, digital citizenship, and develop interactive games or stories they can share.
What’s in a workshop?
In-person instruction from an experienced computer science facilitator, including an intro to computer science, pedagogy, overview of the online curriculum, teacher dashboard, and strategies for teaching “unplugged” classroom activities. The workshop takes one day.
What you’ll get from this workshop (at no cost to you):
– a printed curriculum guide containing course lesson plans
– a certificate of completion
– a bag of Code.org swag
- Petersburg, (K-6) June 19
- Delta Junction, (K-6) August 12
- Ketchikan, (K-3) September 23
- Ketchikan, (4-6) September 23
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Questions? Contact the Alaska Code.org Manager Cheryl Bobo at cbobo(at)alaskaacsa.org. Or learn more at code.org/apply.
Code.org® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn. Learn more about code.org in Alaska.
Still not convinced? Take it from our teachers!
With partners across the country, Code.org has helped prepare nearly 80,000 K-5 educators.
“I can’t think of anything that would improve this workshop. The workshop facilitator was very professional. This is by far the BEST workshop I’ve ever attended!”
Alaska teacher feedback from the CS Fundamentals session at the RTI/MTSS Effective Instruction Conference:
I was pretty nervous and worried that I would be embarrassed by my lack of knowledge. This training was amazing and not at all what I thought it would be like! The training provided me with the opportunity and the time to explore coding as curriculum for my students.”