Explore the wide world of computer science with your students
The most memorable school experiences are frequently not in lessons, but associated with an impactful experience such as an eye-opening field trip or an inspirational guest speaker. Connecting what students are learning to the real world not only enables them to better understand and recall concepts but also excites and inspires them to continue learning.
Code.org has created easy-to-use resources designed to help you to excite, encourage, and empower your students to continue their CS journeys in and beyond your class:
Get parents/guardians engaged and hear from role models to encourage students to keep learning
Parent/guardian engagement is critical to student success — make time to communicate with them throughout the school year using customizable email templates and other resources designed to educate them about what computer science is and the opportunities it can offer their children.
Role models and mentors can demonstrate real-life successful CS journeys and help connect students to opportunities and resources. Share Code.org resources below to make students aware of mentorship opportunities.
Engage families with email updates & other resources
Welcome parents/guardians to CS, keep them informed of student progress, and make them aware of career opportunities.
Connect students to mentors and support networks
Building a strong support network is one of the most important things a student can do. Point students to this list of opportunities.
Point students to opportunities outside the classroom
Extracurricular activities like coding clubs reinforce classroom learning and give students real-world hands-on experience.
If a parent or teacher tells a student they’d be good at a subject, that student is two-three times more likely to stick with that subject!
Empower older students to take control of their CS journeys and explore next steps
Empower students to take control of their CS journeys by exploring the academic and career pathways available to them with CS and giving them a deeper understanding of how to get there. Sign your class up to participate in live discussions designed to make students aware of tangible next steps they can take. Point students to resources like internship and scholarship opportunities, and encourage them to apply what they've learned outside the classroom, in extracurricular opportunities like hackathons and summer programs.
Next Steps Discussions for high school students
Join us this fall for live talks and Q&As designed to demystify ‘next steps’ in high school students’ computer science journeys.
More resources for empowering students
Students feel a strong sense of ownership over their own journeys. Point them to opportunities that empower them to take the next step, including mentorships, scholarships, and summer programs.