Code/Interactive provides schools and teachers with the curriculum, tools, training, and support necessary to teach computer science. Our program managers enable teachers, schools, and districts to choose the optimal courses for their students.
Explore the options below to determine which curriculum is right for your school and students, then fill out the contact form to express your interest in professional development.
Teachers can deliver computer science courses with little or no content background or experience. We support and train teachers across a variety of curriculum options, all of which provide materials, training, and support with nationally recognized resources.
CODE.ORG AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES
In fall 2016, the College Board launched its newest AP® course, AP Computer Science Principles. As Code.org's Regional Partner, C/I is the only local training provider of course, which 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. This course is appropriate for students in grades 9-12. Applications will be released on January 5, 2017.
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. ECS is appropriate as an introduction to computer science for students in grades 9-12.
CS Discoveries is an introductory Computer Science course that empowers students to create authentic artifacts and engage with CS as a medium for creativity, communication, problem solving, and fun. As Code.org's Regional Partner, C/I is the only local training provider of course. CS Discoveries is designed for students in grades 7-9, with two semesters that spiral upon each other, allowing the course to be taught in a number of different schedules. Applications will be released on January 5, 2017.
Spring/Summer: 3-5 days (NYC DOE: Feb. 21-23 @the STEM Institute -- Apply now: http://bit.ly/ci-stem-pd) (Other Teachers: TBD, sign up with button below)
Scratch is a block-based computer programming language and teaching tool to create animations, stories, games, and more and share those projects with others in an online community. Creative Computing is a curriculum appropriate for grades 3-8 developed at Harvard to provide teachers with ideas, strategies, and activities for an introductory computing experience. The curriculum takes about 22-30 hours, and can be integrated into a CS, technology, or other content area course.
Spring/Summer: 3-5 days (NYC DOE Grades 3-5: Feb. 21-23 @the STEM Institute -- Apply now: http://bit.ly/ci-stem-pd-scratch) (Other Teachers: TBD, sign up with button below)
COUNSELOR AND ADMINISTRATION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Code/Interactive offers counselor and administration training through Counselors for Computing and through Code.org. Topics include best practices for student selection into a computer science course, how to support a computer science course in your school with wraparound supports for students and staff, and pathways to careers in computer science.
Feb. 15 or 16 2-3 hours
ALL-STAFF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Computer science and coding have applications in every subject area, so this training helps every staff member learn about cross-curricular options for teaching content and expanding students’ computational thinking skills. Part of our training time is dedicated to developing actionable lessons to deliver to students.
This training is appropriate for schools who already have some computer science or coding courses and who would like to expand student exposure to these subjects.