3rd Party Educator Resources

Elementary School

Organization Curriculum Professional Development
Code Studio (Code.org) 4 courses blend online tutorials with “unplugged” activities, FREE 1-day weekend workshops across the US, FREE
Project Lead The Way 6 10-hour computer science modules, $750/school Face-to-face and online, $700 for school-level lead teacher
ScratchEd A 6-unit intro to Scratch, FREE In-person educator meet-ups and online MOOC, FREE
Tynker Free tools, tutorials, and a 6-hr introductory lesson plan. 200+ lessons with assessments: $399/class, $2,000/school 2-day PD, $2000/day + travel


Middle School

Organization Curriculum Professional Development
Bootstrap Teach algebra through video-game programming, with a 20-hr module to go alongside or inside a math class 3-day workshops for schools and districts. Fees range
CodeHS Year-long Introduction to Computer Science FREE and AP Computer Science in Java. Pro version is $2000/section/year Online PD for teaching intro computer science, 30-40 hour course, $1000/teacher
Code.org 20-lesson CS in Algebra and CS in Science modules for math and science classes, FREE In-person and online workshops available to partner districts, FREE, 50% of teacher stipends covered by Code.org
Globaloria 6 game design courses, $75/student 3-day, in-person training and ongoing online PD, fee included in student price
Project Lead The Way 2 intro courses, $750/school Online, in-person PD at 60 universities, average $1200/teacher
ScratchEd 6-unit course, FREE In-person educator meet-ups and online MOOC, FREE
Tynker Free tools, tutorials, and a 6-hr introductory lesson plan. 200+ lessons with assessments: $399/class, $2,000/school 2-day PD, $2000/day + travel


High School

Organization Curriculum Professional Development
Beauty and Joy of Computing Year-long CS Principles course, FREE In-person in NYC, Berkeley, CA and North Carolina, FREE, stipends in NYC, stipends + travel elsewhere paid as available
Bootstrap Teach algebra through video-game programming, with a 20-hr module to go alongside or inside a math class 3-day workshops for schools and districts. Fees range
Codecademy 6 online courses and 65 projects. FREE Not provided
CodeHS Year-long Introduction to Computer Science FREE and AP Computer Science in Java. Pro version is $2000/section/year Online PD for teaching intro computer science, 30-40 hour course, $1000/teacher
Code.org Exploring Computer Science intro course and Computer Science Principles, a pilot course with an AP exam coming in 2016, FREE In-person and online workshops available to partner districts, FREE, 50% of teacher stipends covered by Code.org
Edhesive Year-long AP Computer Science course, FREE Online PD, community and content/technical/program support available, $2,200 per school
Globaloria 6 game-design courses, $75/student 3-day, in-person training and ongoing online PD, fee included in student price
Mobile CSP Year-long Computer Science Principles course, materials available online, FREE Online, regional in-person offered in CT, MA, NH and CA (others may be available), FREE, stipends available
NMSI Year-long AP CS Principles/AP CS A course, FREE In-person summer training + 4 days of PD throughout the year. One-on-one mentoring available to partner schools, FREE
Project Lead The Way 3 courses, $2000/school 5 or 10-day in-person training, $1200 or $2400, depending on course
ScratchEd 6-unit course, FREE In-person educator meet-ups and online MOOC, FREE
TEALS 3 courses, including AP CS A, FREE Program implemented by TEALS volunteers, $5000


Funding for computer science programs

U.S. Federal law recently recognized computer science as part of the "well rounded education subjects", and explicitly names computer science as an important STEM field.

Your school or district may be able to use Title I or Title II funds, and other department grant programs to apply towards offering CS courses. More info.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has several existing funding opportunities to support CS for All initiatives. The NSF outlined invitations for proposals in a Dear Colleague Letter issued in March 2016. If you are an organization focused on the learning of computer science and computational thinking for all students, consider submitting a proposal.

More resources — for classrooms, afterschool clubs or learning online

Khan Academy

Online curriculum that teaches JavaScript programming, HTML/CSS, and SQL, in an interactive online environment, plus courses on Algorithms and Cryptography. Includes teaching tools to track student progress.

Kodu

Create games on the PC and XBox via a simple visual programming language. Can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming.

Alice

3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web.

Pencil Code

Pencil Code lets beginners be real web real developers, starting with turtle graphics and moving on to HTML5, CSS, and jQuery. Create art, music, games, and stories in Coffeescript and Javascript using a unique switchable editor that lets you work in either blocks or text.

CS Unplugged

Fun classroom exercises to teach computer science principles, no computers needed!

CS First

Free curriculum from Google that uses online, project-based tutorials for elementary and middle school students and offers free club plans and resources to create an easy computer science entry point for educators and students alike.

Teaching Kids Programming

Build the next generation of creators using free, open-source Java courseware.

Teacher Led Hour of Code Lesson Plans

Check out one-hour, teacher-led lesson and activity plans designed for different subject areas to teach the basics of computer science.



Other lists of resources for curriculum or PD




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