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With years of computer science education experience, we have developed a series of services tailored to help all kinds of schools and organizations. We understand the needs of teachers, administrators, and curriculum developers because we have worked in those roles ourselves. Computer science education may be new to the K-8 level, but that doesn’t have to mean you need to start from scratch. We are here to help you successfully launch your computer science education initiative. We provide services that tackle your top problems including teacher preparation solutions as well as consulting services.

Teacher Development

Classroom | Specialist | Support

All of our teacher development programs are aligned to national standards including those created by the Computer Science Teacher’s Association (CSTA) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). If state or local standards exist, we will tailor our materials to ensure appropriate alignment. Participants will not be authorized to train others.

Full Course

A 40-hour course spanning one school year that prepares teachers to become effective and confident K-8 computer science teachers. During the training, teachers learn about computational thinking and computer science content pedagogy. Participants should teach computer science during the same school year that they complete this training.

Supplemental supports include:

  • On-site visits
  • Virtual meetings
  • Access to our online community of CS teachers

Introductory Course

A 24-hour course spanning three days that prepares teachers to become effective and confident K-8 computer science teachers. During the training, teachers learn about computational thinking and as well as computer science content pedagogy. Participants should teach computer science during the same school year that they complete this training. This training can be completed in 3 consecutive days or spread out to accommodate schedules.

Computational Thinking X Course

A-16 hour introductory course specifically for middle school teachers who will not teach computer science as a discrete subject. During the training, teachers will learn about the tools and acquire the content knowledge used in computational thinking and computer science. This course is focused on helping teachers gain skills to integrate computer science learning experiences into core subjects such as science, math, ELA, and social studies. Additionally, teachers will learn how computer science can be can be a powerful tool for students to creatively express their thinking in an innovative way.

Launch Preparation

Leaders | Administrators | PD Providers | STEM Coordinators

Train the trainer

A one-week train-the-trainer program where district leaders build internal capacity and sustainably to champion their own CS for All initiative. Participants gain a deep understanding of computational thinking concepts and computer science content pedagogy. Participants will be provided resources and materials to lead professional development in their own setting. This program is aligned to national standards including those created by the Computer Science Teacher’s Association (CSTA) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

Supplemental supports include:

  • On-site visits
  • Virtual meetings
  • Access to our online community of CS teachers

Administrator Preparation

A one to three hour workshop where district and school administrators learn about how to effectively support #CSforAll. Administrators gain an understanding of why computer science is worthy of precious instructional time and the research backing up its importance. Participants also learn about supporting their teachers in practical ways including what to look for during classroom observations and how to get their community involved.

Consulting

Education Organizations | Curriculum Developers | Administrators | PD Providers

Schools and Districts

As highly qualified computer science education experts and computer science implementation leaders, we offer our expertise to school districts who may need support with the following:
  • Getting started with CS for All
  • Creating equitable CS environments
  • Scheduling CS instruction
  • Curriculum selection and implementation
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Reviewing district plans for CS education
  • Developing a district scope and sequence for CS
  • Standards alignment

Education Organizations

We also have experience consulting for other organizations like content providers or education companies. Our leaders have provided consulting services to leading organizations including the following:
  • Code.org
  • PBS
  • CSTA
  • Kodable
  • National Evaluation Series
  • Penjee
  • Education Development Center
  • Family Code Night
  • Neary Education Research
  • Washington STEM