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CS Fundamentals

Why teach computer science in elementary school?

Code.org has developed elementary school curriculum that allows even the youngest students to explore the limitless world of computing. Courses blend online, self-guided, and self-paced tutorials with "unplugged" classroom activities that require no computer.

Curriculum Guide Course Design


Professional Learning Program

  • You don't need any previous experience teaching computer science to join us.
  • Our 1-day, no cost, workshops prepare educators and content-area teachers (librarians, tech-ed specialists, etc.) to introduce computer science basics in a format that's fun and accessible to the youngest learners (grades K-5).
  • Increase your knowledge and confidence in facilitating an engaged computer science classroom.
  • Connect with other educators in your area who are working to bring computer science to their schools.
  • Facilitated by experienced computer science educators across the United States.
  • Covers content for Code.org's elementary school Computer Science Fundamentals curriculum.
Find a local, no cost, K-5 workshop

Local Workshop Offerings:

With the help of Code.org, we are please to provide no cost, one-day workshops for elementary school teachers interested in teaching computer science.
  • Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the West Virginia University, Morgantown Campus (specific location TBA).
Register for the April Workshop 

What's in a workshop?

In-person instruction from an experienced computer science facilitator, including an intro to computer science, pedagogy, overview of the online curriculum, teacher dashboard, and strategies for teaching "unplugged" classroom activities.

You'll receive (at no cost): printed curriculum guide, certificate of completion, classroom supplies for the unplugged lessons, and fun Code.org swag!