Free workshops and classes on teaching computer science to kids


by Becky Palmer-Scott

We all know how many career opportunities there are for programmers. So introducing computer science to our young digital natives could change their lives. But teachers who are not computer-adept may not know how to do this.

code org logoThankfully,, the same organization that introduced Hour of Code, is providing free one-day workshops and online classes to help teachers introduce computer science to their classrooms. Their free curriculum blends online, self-guided and self-paced tutorials with “unplugged” activities that require no computer.

The workshops are geared toward the K-5 level, but the online
courses are for teaching all grades. No previous experience with coding or computer science is assumed. This is a beginner’s course.


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