Incorporating computer science into the classroom opens exciting new opportunities for students. Regardless of the grade level or subject, computer science is a foundational skill for all students, teaching problem-solving skills, logical thinking, and digital literacy. Students even rank computer science as their favorite subject—behind only dance, music, and art.
As regional Code.org partners, the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) and the Mendocino County Office of Education (MCOE) are coordinating to offer an online, two-afternoon computer science workshop that is open to Northern California K–5 teachers. The workshops will explain ways to integrate computer science curriculum into their classes with Code.org (a nonprofit organization dedicated to giving all students the opportunity to learn computer science).
The free workshops will be held on March 22 and 23 from 3:30–6:30 p.m.
Training will be conducted online by experienced computer science facilitators from SCOE and the MCOE. Get an introduction to computer science, pedagogy, and an overview of the online Code.org curriculum and the teacher dashboard. More than 10,000 teachers have participated in these workshops and the majority say it’s the best professional development they’ve ever received. Attendees will get:
- Online instruction from experienced computer science facilitators
- An introduction to computer science and pedagogy
- An overview of online curriculum and teacher dashboard
- Curriculum guide containing course lesson plans
- Strategies for teaching "unplugged" classroom activities
Participants will also receive a certificate of completion. For questions about the workshop, call (916) 704-8917.
About SCOE’s K–12 Computer Science Efforts
SCOE provides a suite of services to support schools and districts as they implement the California K–12 Computer Science Standards. These services include no-cost, equity-minded professional learning designed for all grades. More than 800 K–12 teachers in Northern California have participated in computer science-related professional learning since 2018.