Taught by Code.org Affiliates who are experienced computer science educators, our free workshops will prepare you to teach the Code Studio courses for grades K-5.
I am excited to bring another code.org training to Central Arkansas! These FREE workshops are fun, hands on and fantastic! Not only will you receive a FREE curriculum guide, but you will also be getting a FREE swag bag full of code.org goodies! Remember: BRING YOUR OWN TECHNOLOGY (laptops, chromebooks, tablets, iPad) and make sure your devices are charged! Little Rock School Districts teachers will receive 5 hours of technology professional development.
In addition to being a facilitator for Code.org, Joel is also a science lab specialist with the Little Rock School District. He has served in this position for 6 years. During the week, over 560 students come through his lab. Not only are his students learning computer science (which his his passion), they are also learning problem solving skills that go along with the engineering and design process and integrating technology in every lesson taught. He firmly believes that all students, even as young as kindergarten, should have access to a quality computer science curriculum. He has trained over 1000 teachers in Code.org's CS Fundamentals workshops. In his free time he enjoys golfing and spending time with his family.
What teachers say about Joel's workshops
"I came into Joel's workshop with NO experience in coding and was very apprehensive about learning anything about coding. After this workshop, I am so excited about going back to school and teaching coding to my kids!"
"Joel was a great presenter. He really knew what he was talking about. He answered questions without making anyone feel inadequate. Thank you for this opportunity!!!"