If you are a teacher or parent who wants to support students in learning computer science concepts at home, we offer two self-paced express courses for beginning students of all ages, even pre-readers! These courses provide a fun, engaging way for students to learn basic computer science concepts.
Express courses are completed entirely on the computer and can be delivered with or without a teacher or parent (though all students can use encouragement and support--and you don’t need to be a computer science expert to provide it!) Students learn programming concepts, computational thinking, and develop problem-solving skills and persistence. Along the way, they create computer programs including interactive games and creative projects they can share.
No worries! Most of our teachers have never taught computer science before. Try one of our courses yourself and you’ll see that anyone can learn!
We also offer free, online, self-paced professional development for teachers. There, you'll learn the basics of computer science concepts, review the curriculum and resources, as well as plan to implement the course in your class. If you are interested in in-person workshops for teachers, learn more about our workshops here.
If you are a parent, see our suggestions for being a “lead learner” in this support article.
Anyone with a free teacher account can also view lesson plans, join our teacher forums, and get access to even more resources.
Express courses are currently only available in English, Hindi, Italian, and Spanish. To see what's available in your language, visit our course catalog.