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.
"I am completely new and a beginner to Computer Science and was very intimidated prior to this workshop. My facilitators were excellent and made me feel included and confident. (...) I am looking forward to using the CODE.org resources and curriculum to provide my students with a fair and equitable classroom. I am ready and inspired to build this program at my school."
-- 2021 CS Principles Teacher from Colorado
Qualities of a Code.org Facilitator
We ask that all CS Fundamentals, Discoveries and CS Principles facilitators in the 2022 facilitator cohort 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
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
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
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 2022-23 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:
Strong background in best practices for preparing K-12 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
Travel and accommodations for all required in-person Facilitator Development Program 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 successfully deliver content to teachers)
Have questions or Interested in applying?
For more information about facilitating in your region, please reach out to your Regional Partner.