Facilitating with Code.org

Change the face of computer science education - become a Code.org facilitator.

Code.org counts on engaging, committed, and knowledgeable facilitators to develop and support the next generation of computer science educators.


Code.org's Facilitator Development Program is a highly-selective professional learning program designed to prepare and support facilitators to deliver quality workshops on Code.org's curriculum.


The Facilitator Development Program application is open to U.S.-based applicants interested in developing as leaders and facilitators for teachers bringing CS education to their students. Preference will be given to applicants who meet or exceed our qualifications (listed below) and priority will be given to applicants who live in a region where Code.org has a Regional Partner or in areas where we are considering future partnerships.

"The two facilitators were OUTSTANDING ... They kept us fully engaged and made sure our needs as learners always came first. I looked forward to their sessions every day."

-- 2018 CS Discoveries Teacher

Qualities of a Code.org Facilitator

We ask that all CS Discoveries and CS Principles facilitators in the 2021 facilitator cohort demonstrate the following characteristics:

Champion for CS Education

  • Enthusiastic supporter of K-12 CS education

Equity-Focused

  • Committed to supporting access to quality CS education for all students
  • Believes all teachers can teach CS
  • Dedicated to developing their own understanding of and support for equity

Growth-Minded

  • Demonstrated self-awareness of skills and experiences in which they can improve as a facilitator
  • Strong desire and commitment to develop as a facilitator and leader within the CS education community
  • Willingness to give and receive feedback in a collaborative working environment

Classroom Experience and Knowledgeable about Content

  • Prior or current teaching experience
  • Strong background in curriculum focus area, preferably through past teaching experience with specific course
  • High level of comfort with technology, including virtual meeting tools and experience with Google suite

Engaging Leader

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively engage and co-lead learning experiences for adults
  • Demonstrated empathy for learners with a variety of backgrounds and levels of experience
  • Ability to "think on your feet" and make decisions that are in the best interest of the audience while maintaining fidelity to the program
  • Motivated self-starter

Learn more about the program

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Facilitator Development Program Overview

What is the Facilitator Development Program?


The Code.org Facilitator Development Program is an intensive professional learning program for people who are interested in becoming a leader for teachers bringing computer science to their classrooms. This program is designed to prepare facilitators to provide high quality local professional development on a specific Code.org computer science course.

What does a Code.org facilitator do?


If accepted into the 2021-22 Code.org Facilitator Development program, you will:

  • Join a nationwide community of leaders and facilitators in CS education
  • Participate in in-person, virtual, and independent facilitator development
  • Partner with Code.org and our Regional Partners to shape the future of professional learning for thousands of new CS educators across the U.S. and beyond
  • Collaborate with your local Code.org Regional Partner to deliver professional development workshops to teachers on Code.org’s courses, with ongoing support from Code.org and the facilitator community

Who should apply?


The Facilitator Development Program application is open to anyone who is interested in developing as a leader and facilitator for teachers bringing CS education to their students. Applicants must meet the desired qualifications of a Code.org facilitator, and preference will be given to those who have:

  • Familiarity with the content and philosophy of the Code.org courses (CS Discoveries / CS Principles)
  • Recent computer science teaching experience in middle or high school.
  • Some familiarity with the Code.org Professional Learning model, through past experience participating in and/or facilitating Code.org workshops.
  • Strong background in best practices for preparing middle school or high school teachers.

What do facilitators receive as a member of the program?


Participants accepted into the program will take part in a holistic, high-quality facilitator development program, tailored to their curriculum focus area, that provides hands-on preparation for the following core competencies:

  • CS content-area knowledge appropriate for the specific curriculum
  • Curriculum philosophy and application of best practices
  • Effective practices and strategies for facilitating transformative professional development
  • Mastery of Code.org facilitator materials, tools, and other supports available to run successful workshops

Participants will also receive the following benefits:

  • Competitive pay for meeting program commitments
  • Access to Code.org facilitator resources for your curriculum focus area (including how-tos, session plans, and tools you can use to successfully deliver content to teachers)

Course Overview & Commitments

When participants apply to the program, they must select one curriculum focus area. Program commitments, qualifications, and benefits vary by focus area. Check out the resources below to learn more:

Computer Science Discoveries Facilitator Development & Program Commitments (Grade 6- 10)


The CS Discoveries Facilitator Development Program is a one-year program designed for US-based facilitators who wish to deliver Code.org CS Discoveries Professional Learning virtual or in-person workshops to 6th-10th grade teachers in their local region. Facilitators are expected to commit to a multi-year relationship with Code.org and its Regional Partners, and are paid competitively for meeting program commitments.

Once accepted, facilitators commit to meeting or exceeding the following program requirements:

Summer 2021 Facilitator Development - 8 days

  • Five Day Summer Workshop: Facilitator will attend and engage in a five-day Code.org summer workshop hosted by a Code.org Regional Partner. The facilitator’s role during the week will depend on the facilitator’s past experience with the Code.org Professional Learning Program. Most summer workshops are expected to be virtual.
  • Facilitator-in-Training Workshop: Facilitators will attend and participate in one 3-day workshop with other facilitators to prepare for the academic year facilitation.
    • Option 1: July 21 - 23, 2021
    • Option 2: August 25 - 27, 2021

Academic Year Facilitator Development, Support and Impact (2021-22)

  • Reach & Impact: Facilitators will work with their local Regional Partner and their co-facilitator(s) to plan and lead virtual or in-person workshops for local teachers in your region.
  • Deeper Learning: Facilitators will demonstrate curriculum proficiency, prepare for academic year workshops, and become more comfortable answering teacher questions by completing and submitting written reflections and peer reviews throughout the school year.
  • On-going development, support and mentorship: Facilitators will participate in ongoing development and support, including virtual training, independent and co-facilitator preparation, and regular communication with Code.org
  • Spring Training: Facilitators will attend a weekend workshop to prepare to co-lead a local five-day summer CS Discoveries workshop in their region (2-3 days).
  • Program Compliance: Facilitators will fulfill the above listed commitments and remain in good standing with Code.org and their Regional Partner. Good standing includes being prepared, professional, and committed to growth.

Summer 2022 Facilitator Impact, and beyond (2022-23)

  • CS Discoveries week-long summer workshop: Facilitators will run a week-long local CS Discoveries workshop in their region for new teachers teaching CS Discoveries in the 2022-23 school year.
  • Reach & Impact: Facilitators will work with their local Regional Partner to plan and co-lead virtual or in-person workshops for local teachers in your region in the 2022-23 school year.

Computer Science Principles Facilitator Development & Program Commitments (Grades 9 - 12)


The CS Principles Facilitator Development Program is a one-year program designed for US-based facilitators who wish to deliver Code.org CS Principles Professional Learning virtual or in-person workshops to 6th-10th grade teachers in their local region. Facilitators are expected to commit to a multi-year relationship with Code.org and its Regional Partners, and are paid competitively for meeting program commitments.

Once accepted, facilitators commit to meeting or exceeding the following program requirements:

Summer 2021 Facilitator Development - 8 days

  • Five Day Summer Workshop: Facilitator will attend and engage in a five-day Code.org summer workshop hosted by a Code.org Regional Partner. The facilitator’s role during the week will depend on the facilitator’s past experience with the Code.org Professional Learning Program. Most summer workshops are expected to be virtual.
  • Facilitator-in-Training Workshop: Facilitators will attend and participate in one 3-day workshop with other facilitators to prepare for the academic year facilitation.
    • Option 1: July 21 - 23, 2021
    • Option 2: August 25 - 27, 2021

Academic Year Facilitator Development, Support and Impact (2021-22)

  • Reach & Impact: Facilitators will work with their local Regional Partner and their co-facilitator(s) to plan and lead virtual or in-person workshops for local teachers in your region.
  • Deeper Learning: Facilitators will demonstrate curriculum proficiency, prepare for academic year workshops, and become more comfortable answering teacher questions by completing and submitting written reflections and peer reviews throughout the school year.
  • On-going development, support and mentorship: Facilitators will participate in ongoing development and support, including virtual training, independent and co-facilitator preparation, and regular communication with Code.org
  • Spring Training: Facilitators will attend a weekend workshop to prepare to co-lead a local five-day summer CS CS Principles workshop in their region (2-3 days).
  • Program Compliance: Facilitators will fulfill the above listed commitments and remain in good standing with Code.org and their Regional Partner. Good standing includes being prepared, professional, and committed to growth.

Summer 2022 Facilitator Impact, and beyond (2022-23)

  • CS Principles week-long summer workshop: Facilitators will run a week-long local CS Discoveries workshop in their region for new teachers teaching CS Discoveries in the 2022-23 school year.
  • Reach & Impact: Facilitators will work with their local Regional Partner to plan and co-lead virtual or in-person workshops for local teachers in your region in the 2022-23 school year.

Have questions or Interested in applying?

Applications for the 2021-22 CS Discoveries and CS Principles facilitator cohorts are available in certain regions. For more information, including application deadlines, please reach out to your Regional Partner. In the meantime, be sure to visit our curriculum pages for additional information about our courses.