Coding Teacher Training: How and Where to Start

In this free coding teacher training webinar, discover how you can start a coding program with your students this school year!
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Watch the Four Part Training Session

Explore the benefits of bringing computer science into your classroom. In this session you will learn K-2 coding basics
  • Get to the bottom of what “coding” really means for a 5-7 year old
  • Discover the benefits of coding with K-2 students
  • Review the difference between coding, computer science, makerspaces, and other  STEM buzzwords to see what works best for your unique students
  • Learn how to ask questions and get ideas from other elementary coding teachers
Where to start with coding checklist

Part 1: Your Coding Checklist

Use this fist coding lesson checklist to think about things you already have available and how you can teach coding for the first time.
The right way to teach elementary coding

Part 2: The "Right" Way to Teach Coding

Learn about some best practices to take with you into your first coding lesson.
Coding in different classroom settings

Part 3: How to Add Coding to Your Schedule

Here are a few examples of different settings other teachers use to teach coding.
How to integrate coding into learning

Part 4: How to Integrate Coding with Other Subjects

We'll cover of how to save time and integrate coding with ELA, Math and Science as a beginner.

Resources For your first Coding Lesson

Unplugged Coding Activities
20+ projects that teach real coding concepts while emphasizing computer science mindsets.
How to Teach Coding with PBL
Maddie from @EdTechClassroom shares how she uses project based learning  to teach coding.
Kodable Hour of Code Activities
Join the Hour of Code with these free Kodable Activities ranging from Kindergarten to 5th grade.
Holiday Coding Videos
Videos to tie in with major holidays and subjects like Math, ELA, and Science.
Teach Coding in Reading Centers
First grade teacher, Melissa Moyers used Kodable in reading centers.
Free Play Coding in First Grade
Teacher Lynda Chase decided to start with coding as a free-play option for her first year.  

More Training Sessions

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Breaking Down K-2 Coding
Explore the benefits of bringing coding into your classroom. Learn what coding means for a 5-7 year-old student and break down all the STEM jargon.
Child working on project
Tracking and Measuring K-2 Coding Progress
Review how coding aligns with academic standards and how to use creative projects as formative and summative evaluation tools.

November 2, 12pm ET/9am PT