Graduate School Credits from Lehman College

Thanks to our partner, Lehman College, Code/Interactive is offering graduate school credits and workshops for participation in professional development programs during summer 2017.  Please see the options below and follow the links to apply.

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Intro to Computer Coding with Scratch

Scratch is the MIT-designed computer programming language that makes it easy and fun to create interactive stories, games, and animations with a simple “drag-and-drop” interface and share them online.  With practice designing lessons and using appropriate pedagogy, this course will prepare any secondary teacher to lead a coding and computer science course. No previous programming knowledge is needed. Click here to learn more about Scratch.

Exploring Computer Science

Exploring Computer Science (ECS) is a National Science Foundation supported curriculum developed at UCLA whose mission is to increase and enhance the computer science learning opportunities across the country, and to broaden the participation of African-American, Latinx, and female students in learning computer science. Topics include human computer interaction, problem solving, web design, programming, computing and data analysis, and robotics. ECS is appropriate as an introduction to computer science for students in grades 9-12 and no prior knowledge of computer science is expected for teachers. Click here to learn more about the Exploring Computer Science curriculum and professional development.

Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles

This course prepares teachers to teach the AP Computer Science Principles curriculum. The professional development centers on the curriculum framework and how to best prepare students for the AP CSP exam. This course introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. AP Computer Science Principles aims to create leaders in computer science fields and attract and engage underrepresented students. Teachers are not expected to have a background in computer science to complete this course. AP CSP is appropriate for students in grades 10-12 with no prerequisites. Click here to apply to AP CSP through Code.org until April 14.

Computer Science in Your School

Prior to their participation in this training, we encourage in-service teachers to discuss with their administration the possibility of starting a coding program at their school with support from Code/Interactive (www.weare.ci).