Apply Now for Code.org's Teacher Professional Learning and Facilitator Development Programs!

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January 9, 2017 Want to teach Computer Science in your school?

Applications for Code.org's Facilitator Development and Teacher Professional Learning Programs for 2017-2018 are currently open. Code.org is seeking enthusiastic teachers and facilitators for their new middle school and high school courses: CS Discoveries and CS Principles (approved this year by College Board).

Code.org offers an intensive, year-long professional learning program for middle and high school educators who are interested in teaching Code.org's CS Discoveries (middle school) or CS Principles (high school) courses. These programs are designed to prepare educators to provide high quality instruction based on the curriculum, tools and approach to students in their classrooms.

You do not need previous computer science teaching experience to apply! And there is no charge by Code.org for this PD.

However, teachers who apply and are accepted to the program MUST commit to:

  • Attending the five-day, in-person summer workshop (dates and locations assigned by district and program).
  • Attending four local one-day, in-person workshops (normally on Saturdays)
  • Engaging in 20 hours of on-line PD
  • Teaching the course during the 2017-18 school year
  • Supporting the recruitment and enrollment of a diverse group of students in the course, representative of the school's overall student population

The teacher application for the 2017-2018 school year is open to teachers who teach in the following regions: East Bay, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles County, Inland Empire, San Diego County.

Applications close on March 17, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For more information and to apply, visit the CS Discoveries and CS Principles pages.

Bring the movement to elementary school students! If you are a K-5 educator and want to learn how to bring computer science to your students, Code.org's offers online and "unplugged" activities for elementary school students, even pre-readers! We also offer many free, one-day workshops throughout the school year. Visit this page to learn more and get started. You can also follow Code.org's and join the teacher movement on social media using #teachcode. If your K5 school is interested in hosting a Family Hour of Code Night you can get a free resource kit here: http://www.familycodenight.org/