As part of our new partnership with Code.org, The Div is on a mission to work with school districts throughout Oklahoma to provide free access to computer science curriculum and teacher training.
As you probably know, Code.org is a national nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. And just like us, they have a vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra. Code.org has selected Regional Partners throughout the country to help spread computer science in a local, sustainable fashion.
We’re excited to announce that applications for Oklahoma teachers to participate in the professional learning program are now open!
Participating teachers have the opportunity to attend an expenses paid national training conference in summer 2017, participate in 4 local trainings throughout the school year and join a supportive community of likeminded educators. We’ll be offering curriculum and training for Computer Science Discoveries (grades 7-9) and Computer Science Principles (high school, with an AP option).
The free curriculum offers flexible implementation and includes daily lesson plans made up of inquiry-based activities, videos assessments and computing tools, allowing teachers to guide and learn alongside students as they discover core computing concepts. It also features Code Studio, a learning platform that organizes lesson plans and activities with student and teacher dashboards.
How to apply?
Links to each program’s applications are listed below. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and will be accepted until March 17, 2017 so apply now if you’re ready to get started.