Saturday, April 11, 2015

Help expand K-5 computer science education

Saw this item via the CSTA announcements mailing list. is hoping to expand K-5 computer science education by recruiting qualified computer science teachers who will prepare local elementary teachers to teach's elementary courses. If you have a background in computer science or experience hosting professional development, you may be a great candidate! Apply now:

What is the K5 Affiliate Program? has developed an online Computer Science curriculum for Elementary School students comprised of Courses 1, 2 and 3, which are free and publicly available at Our goal is to spread this curricula to tens of thousands of classrooms across the US through the development and implementation of a train-the-trainer model for teacher professional development.  

We implemented this model in September 2014 with 80 affiliates nationwide. So far, approximately 6,000 teachers have participated and have rated our workshops a 4.8 on a 5 point scale. The majority say, "It's the best professional development I've ever attended." We want to expand this program, and we want you to consider becoming an Affiliate.

How do you become a K5 Affiliate?

Become a K-5 Affiliate by attending a two-day, expense-paid workshop in Chicago, Illinois (July 17-19th). will prepare you to deliver your own one-day, in-person workshops to local educators interested in teaching the K-5 curriculum.Apply now:

What does a K-5 Affiliate receive?

For each workshop you host, affiliates will receive supplies to host the workshop (including curriculum guides and swag bags for teachers), a per-teacher stipend to compensate you.

Are you interested? Apply to become a Affiliate and host workshops for K-5 teachers in your region. Link to application:

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