More than 44 million people of all ages have learned an Hour of Code, a one-hour introductory course designed to demystify computer science and show that anybody can learn the basics. Participate this December 8-14 during Computer Science Education Week and help reach 100 million students by the end of 2014.
Code.org's online platform Code Studio enables students to learn the basic concepts of computer science as early as kindergarten. Within Code Studio, a new Play Lab has been developed where elementary students can create and send apps or animations directly to a cell phone, just by typing in the phone number. Or try our general course designed for any educator to host in a classroom, after-school program, or even in a club outside of school.
Professional development workshops- at no cost (US teachers only): Code.org is offering amazing, zero-cost, 1-day workshops to prepare educators and content-area teachers (librarians, tech-ed specialists, etc.) to introduce computer science basics in a format that's fun and accessible to the youngest learners (grades K-5). The workshop will cover content for all three courses and teachers will receive the supplies they need to teach the course- at no cost.
These workshops will be led by experienced Code.org K-5 Facilitators in over 60 cities across the United States.
Bring permanent computer science courses to your entire district. Code.org will provide everything you need, from professional development to curriculum, including stipends for teachers. If you are a private or international school, know that all of our curriculum and professional development resources will be publicly available under a Creative Commons License.
We aim to provide curriculum resources for a full K-12 pathway in computer science. This is a work in progress, in collaboration with educators throughout the computer science community. All of our curriculum resources will be publicly available under a Creative Commons License.
Here's a collection of videos, posters, and how-to resources to help inspire students to try computer science. Also, use our educational video library and nominate a student or teacher you know for a Code.org award.
Click below for links to other resources for educators interested in teaching computer science.