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Participants work in a crew of 4 teachers. Each crew meets once per week to work through a number of activities together. Crews are made up of educators that teach in the same school or district and have easy access to a common meetup location. Crew members will also spend additional time every week working on independent projects. All projects, activities, and learning are directly applicable to educators working with K-8 students. The expected time commitment is 2-3 hours per week (including both crew and solo time).
As part of the course, participants receive a weekly package containing all of the materials needed for the course. This includes an Ozobot, Makey Makey, Micro:Bit, books, materials, and other fun stuff! That's a $250 value included in the price of the course!
Solo Time and Group Activities
2-3 Hours per Week
Weekly Packages $250 value
This course must be taken in a group of 4 participants that can physically meet on a weekly basis.
Please note that there are requirements for taking this course. It is your responsibility to make sure that you have access to:
- Reliable Internet services
- A laptop, desktop, or Chromebook computer with an up to date web browser
- A tablet device (iPad, Android tablet, or Kindle fire) or Chromebook
- A physical space that you can use to meet with your crew
- 1-2 hours per week of common time that all participants can commit to. Every lesson contains activities that require 4 participants. Crews may not meet in sub-groups or complete cohort activities alone.
- All participants must also have 1-2 additional hours per week to complete independent work projects.
- Participants must have access to a mailing address that we can send weekly packages to.
About the instructor
Grant is a former computer science teacher and district administrator. He has led #CSforAll initiatives at multiple school districts in multiple states across the nation and has developed computer science curricula and standards. In recognition for his leadership in computer science education, he won the 2015 Digital Innovation in Learning Award – Administrator Trailblazer. He has served on national computer science education panels. He is also one of the authors of the 2017 CSTA Computer Science Standards.