The biggest challenge in providing students with equitable access to computer science is that there are still not enough teachers to teach it. The biggest misconception that schools and teachers have about teaching computer science is that it would take years of preparation.
To address these barriers, Code.org offers professional development programs for existing teachers who want to begin teaching computer science.
Code.org has helped prepare nearly 100,000 elementary, middle, and high school teachers to offer computer science, 98 percent of whom say they would recommend the program to another teacher. Many of these teachers had no prior experience teaching computer science before taking Code.org’s workshops.
Seats are still available, many at no cost, for the 2019 Code.org Professional Learning Program for middle and high school teachers. This program begins with an engaging five-day, in-person summer workshop and continues with four additional one-day follow-up workshops throughout the year. Dates and locations are assigned by region. No-cost, one-day professional development workshops for elementary teachers are available regionally year-round.
Ever consider teaching computer science? Help bring computer science to your school!