Teach Yourself and Your Class How to Code

Teach Yourself and Your Class How to Code

Technology has made children interested in learning beyond the traditional classroom setting. Today, learning how to programme is not only for adults. Making young minds grasp code does not have to be a hugely ambitious feat. In fact, more and more companies are engineering software, applications, and tutorials that will transform kids into trained coders.

School teachers are also now being introduced to computer programming as part of the 21st-century academic advocacy. So, whether you are a school teacher or an administrator, as long as you are a part of the teaching staff, it is important for you to learn how to code and how to teach children with little to no coding experience.

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What Code.org Can Do For You

Code.org is built and organised not just to educate children about the basic principles of computer science, but to make learning fun and practical. For Code.org, anybody can learn, even children at a very young age. Of course, the organisation does not eliminate the nuances and challenges that may arise in teaching children computer programming.

On the other hand, Code.org continues to improve their curriculum, produce worthwhile materials, use kid-friendly coding tools, and launch campaigns that will make the complex subject of computer coding easy to comprehend for young learners. Every program of Code.org has the right level of complexity and ease of use for kids. It also delivers educational resources for all ages, free of cost.

Code.org’s Program

There is no better way to learn code but through Code.org. Its online courses provide an extensive learning system with interactive exercises, tutorials, creative coding tools, and many more to make programming fun and easy.

Workshop for K-5 Teachers

Code.org offers free and top-notch local programming workshops for elementary school teachers. After the workshop, they will be equipped to offer K-5 to students and design lessons that will guide kids on a path to gaining more programming knowledge.

Professional Development for Teachers

Elementary, middle, and high school teachers will learn not just the fundamentals of basic programming but also the different techniques of transferring coding knowledge to young students. Code.org will help you harness your students through its high-quality local workshops that are free of charge.

Partnership with School Districts

Code.org has all the resources to bring the whole computer science courses to a school district through partnership. If you are an administrator situated near an existing Code.org partner, you can apply for a partnership and provide your district quality computer science courses.

Code.org’s Curriculum

All courses are online and self-guided while self-paced tutorials and “unplugged” activities are also available for young learners.

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Elementary School (Grades K-5)

Explore endless possibilities in computer programming with Code.org’s 20-hour courses for the youngest students.

Course 1: Early-readers (Ages 4-6)

Course 2: Beginners, readers (Ages 6+)

Course 3: Prerequisite course 2 (Ages 6+)

Middle school (Grades 6-8)

CS in Algebra 
Included are 20 lessons of algebraic and geometric concepts through computer programming and how to use them to develop video games.

CS in Science
A program consisting of four (4) instructional modules that will tackle the introduction of computer science concepts within the context of modelling and simulation. Students will discover and develop complex scientific models through agent-based programming.

High school (Grades 9-12)

Exploring Computer Science
A course designed to promote student participation and engage them in various applications of computer science.

Computer Science Principles
A course designed to educate children with a wide range of foundational ideas and other computer science topics, including programming in JavaScript.

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Maria Dublin

Maria Dublin

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Maria is a writer, an editor, and a law student. She plays for the Philippine national touch football team, and does a lot of travelling during the holidays.
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