"Computer programming has become far more accessible to teach and learn, and our country needs more students to learn it." - Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers
Our commitment includes providing, at no charge, high-quality computer science curriculum across multiple grade bands, coupled with high-quality professional development (see links below), teacher supports, a learning platform, and course marketing materials among other things.
We also commit to matching the funds you put toward teacher stipends for high school or middle school professional development.
In exchange, we want your district to commit to the partnership, to the goal of access to computer science education for all students, and to continuing and sustaining the the work we begin together into the future.
Here’s a detailed term sheet that describes what you need to do and what we will do as part of the partnership.
You’ll need to apply and be accepted to our district partnership program. (Application does not mean acceptance.) Before you do, consider these key requirements up front:
Identify, or explain in detail, how you will identify at least 30 teachers who will participate in the professional development workshops we hold in your area. This can happen in one of following ways:
If you can’t identify 30 teachers, here are two other options:
If you want to focus building a K-5 program, you can do so through a district affiliate trainer and identify or explain in detail how you will identify teachers who will participate in the training
Each teacher accepted into our professional development must teach the course -- this means taking steps on your side (such as securing course codes in high school) in advance of the partnership.
We will match up to 50% of the teacher stipends for high school and middle school professional development when scheduled. Budget your contribution in advance and identify the source of funding. Here is an XLS calculator to determine costs. (Note: Code.org doesn’t cover taxes and benefits on stipends and we don’t provide stipends for K-5 workshops.)
Check out our list of preferred 3rd party providers who can help you bring computer science to your schools. Consider a K-5 only partnership, or see if there’s a K-5 Code.org workshop in your area that can prepare your teachers.
Applying for a district partnership is a relatively thorough process. You can read through the materials here, but we expect it to be a collaborative process, working with our district outreach team. If you qualify for a partnership (see above) and want to go through the process, please fill out our interest form to begin the dialogue.
Download district partnership application:
When you have finished filling out your partnership application, submit it to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are our deadlines for Applications. Applications received earlier will receive higher priorty.
If you want to encourage your district to work with us, send this email to a district representative:
Code.org is a national non-profit organization bringing computer science to students in school districts nationwide. Their K-12 program consists of an innovative approach to professional development, curriculum, and promotional materials - all at no cost to the district. Please watch their video promoting computer science at http://code.org
Please consider contacting Code.org to bring the opportunity to learn computer science to all of our district's students. You can find information about Code.org's K-12 program at http://code.org/educate
Show these videos to school staff and parents.
Check out more videos, featuring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Black Eyed Peas founder will.i.am and NBA star Chris Bosh talking about the importance of programming.
Please contact email@example.com for more information.