code.org-logoCode.org is hosting no-cost workshops for K-6 educators interested in teaching computer science. Workshop will cover beginning courses and offer supplies needed to teach them.

What’s in this 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.

What you’ll receive (at no cost) • Printed curriculum guide • Certificate of completion • Classroom supplies for the unplugged lessons • Fun Code.org swag

Where to register:  Register in JPLS.  Classes are filling fast.
Location of workshops:  ASB.  Check JPLS for room number.
Cost:  Free
Instructor:  Camille Cole, Code.org certified instructor

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code.org-logoCode.org is hosting a no-cost, one-day workshops for K-5 educators interested in teaching computer science. Workshop will cover beginning courses and offer supplies needed to teach them.

What’s in this 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.

What you’ll receive (at no cost) • Printed curriculum guide • Certificate of completion • Classroom supplies for the unplugged lessons • Fun Code.org swag

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Every job students will eventually have will require some level of computer programming and mathematical reasoning.  At Code.org students of all ages can learn computer programming in a fun, step-by-step, enjoyable way.

Now in beta, Code.org introduces 3 courses of computer science for the elementary school level.  At each level, students practice their reasoning skills in a game-like environment while they learn to write computer code.

Course 1: for early-readers, ages 4-6

Course 1


Course 2: for beginners, ages 6+

Course 2


Course 3: for ages 6+

Course 3


These course experiences blend online, self-guided and self-paced tutorials with "unplugged" activities - lessons that teach computing concepts without a computer. Each level consists of about 20 lessons that may be implemented as one contiguous unit or one lesson a week for a semester. Each lesson may be implemented within a standard 30-45 minute period.

How does it work?  Teachers sign up for an account.  Next create a class.  Add student names, print out cards with student logins, and voilá, your class is ready to begin.  You can choose the option system generated passcode images or passwords, or you can enter your own student passwords. Younger students may prefer images as their passcodes as in the screenshot below.

Course 1 student list

Students can work on computer programming on any device. The courses have been designed for students of all ages and they reinforce math, science, and English education standards for elementary school students. Help your students strengthen their reasoning skills.

Your students can learn the basic concepts of Computer Science with easy-to-understand drag and drop programming at Code.org.

The goal of the first program is to get an Angry Bird through a maze to hit a Green Pig.  It is a lot of fun and students of all ages will learn some computer programming and concepts which are used anywhere from making apps to controlling the Mars rover.

Inspire your students to try Computer Science at Code.org.  They will take it from there.  For ages 6-106.

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Videos are from http://code.org/educate/videos