K-5 Workshop Recruitment Resources

Sample email to recruit teachers

Subject Line: Bring computer science to your classroom!


Dear Educator,

Regardless of what subject you teach, computer science is foundational knowledge for all students in the 21st century. Incorporating it in your classroom will give your students a huge leg up. Besides, this is a subject kids love learning.

Code.org is providing one-day, no cost workshops for elementary school teachers interested in teaching computer science. Over 6,000 teachers have participated in a workshop and the majority say it’s the best PD they’ve ever attended. Sign up now!

What’s in a workshop?
In-person instruction from an experienced computer science facilitator, including an intro to computer science, pedagogy, overview of the online curriculum, teacher dashboard, and strategies for teaching “unplugged” classroom activities.

All costs are covered by Code.org
You’ll also receive (at no cost to you):

  • Printed curriculum guide
  • Certificate of completion (which could count for PD credit)
  • Classroom supplies for the unplugged lessons
  • Fun Code.org swag

Give it a shot, sign up and start teaching foundational computer science skills to your students!

Learn more about Code.org’s K-5 program at http://code.org/k5.

Sample email to recruit principals

Subject Line: Bring computer science to your classroom!


Dear Principal [Insert Last Name],

Computer science is foundational knowledge for all students in the 21st century. But a lot of schools don’t teach it, especially at the elementary level.

But now your elementary school can. Code.org is providing one-day, no cost workshops for elementary school teachers interested in teaching computer science. Over 6,000 teachers have participated in a workshop and the majority say it’s the best PD they’ve ever attended.Sign up now!

What’s in a workshop?

In-person instruction including an intro to computer science, pedagogy, overview of the online curriculum, teacher dashboard, and strategies for teaching “unplugged” classroom activities.

All costs are covered by Code.org There is no charge for these workshops and attending teachers will also receive (at no cost):

  • Printed curriculum guide
  • Classroom supplies for the unplugged lessons
  • Certificate of completion (which could count for PD credit)
  • Fun Code.org swag

Encourage your teachers to sign up so they can start teaching these life-changing skills!

Learn more about Code.org’s K-5 program at http://code.org/k5.

Sample email for to recruit districts

Subject Line: Bring computer science to our school district!


Dear [Insert Name]

Computer science is foundational knowledge for all students in the 21st century. But a lot of schools don’t teach it, especially at the elementary level.

But now our elementary schools can, at no cost, with the help of Code.org. Learn more.

Code.org is looking to partner with school districts to prepare a Facilitator (chosen by the district) to deliver one-day, in-person workshops to district elementary school teachers to teach computer science in a format that's fun and accessible.

If accepted, Code.org would cover all costs of training the Facilitator, and would provide, free of charge, the Code Studio curriculum, supplies needed to host the workshops, including take home materials for attending teachers such as a printed curriculum guide, classroom supplies to teach the unplugged activities and fun Code.org swag.

In return, the district would be responsible for identifying a member of the district staff to facilitate the Code Studio professional development workshops and prepare district teachers to offer the Code Studio curriculum broadly within grades K-5.

As a member of our community I strongly urge our school district apply to partner with Code.org to bring these life-changing skills to our children! Sign up!

Sincerely,

Sample email for teachers to recruit other teachers

Subject Line: Bring computer science to your classroom!


I recently attended a Code.org workshop to learn how to teach basic computer science to elementary students. The workshop was excellent. The majority of Code.org workshop attendees rank it the best PD they've ever attended!

I encourage you to sign up to attend the next session in [YOUR CITY]

Regardless of what subject you teach, incorporating computer science into your classroom will give your students a huge leg up. Besides, this is a subject the kids love learning.

Find a workshop here.

What’s in a workshop?
In-person instruction from an experienced computer science facilitator, including an intro to computer science, pedagogy, overview of the online curriculum, teacher dashboard, and strategies for teaching “unplugged” classroom activities.

All costs are covered by Code.org
You’ll also receive (at no cost to you):

  • Printed curriculum guide
  • Certificate of completion (which could count for PD credit)
  • Classroom supplies for the unplugged lessons
  • Fun Code.org swag

Give it a shot, and join me in teaching foundational computer science skills to our youngest learners!