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 Onboarding Program is a highly-selective professional learning program designed to prepare and support facilitators to deliver quality workshops on Code.org's curriculum.
— 2021 CS Principles Teacher from Colorado
Facilitator Onboarding Program Overview
If accepted as a Code.org facilitator, you will:
- Join a nationwide community of leaders and facilitators in CS education
- Participate in in-person, virtual, and independent facilitator training
- 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
Participants will also receive the following benefits:
- Travel and accommodations for all required in-person training events. Requirements vary by program
- Access to Code.org facilitator resources for your curriculum focus area (including how-tos, session plans, and tools you can use to deliver content to teachers successfully)
Who should apply?
The Facilitator Onboarding Program application is open to anyone interested in developing as a leader and serving as a 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 Fundamentals / CS Discoveries / CS Principles / CSA )
- Recent classroom experience teaching computer science
- Some familiarity with the Code.org Professional Learning model through previous experience participating in and/or facilitating Code.org workshops.
- Strong background in best practices for preparing K-12 teachers
Qualities of a Code.org Facilitator
We ask that all facilitator candidates demonstrate the following characteristics:
Champion for CS Education
- Enthusiastic supporter of K-12 CS education
- 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
- Demonstrated self-awareness of skills and experiences in which they can improve as a facilitator
- Willingness to give and receive feedback in a collaborative working environment
- Strong desire and commitment to developing as a leader within the CS education community
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 Workspace
- 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
Have questions? Interested in applying?
For more information about facilitating in your region, please reach out to your Regional Partner.