CodeWV to offer free computer science workshops for educators this summer | E-News

Continuing its mission to work toward training at least one teacher who can provide quality, age-appropriate computer science curriculum in every school in West Virginia, the WVU Center for Excellence in STEM Education’s CodeWV program is offering free computer science workshops for K-12 teachers this summer for the third year in a row. 

These professional learning programs provide hands-on training as well as elementary, middle or high school curriculum through partnerships with Code.org, Apple and the West Virginia Department of Education. The curriculum is available at no cost for anyone, anywhere in West Virginia to teach, and follows the new West Virginia Department of Education computer science standards.

Summer workshops range in duration and experience level. They are open to those who are new to teaching computer science and those who are looking to continue their professional development or obtain the newest resources and computer science curriculum. Teachers also have the potential to receive an advanced credential in computer science after completion of certain programs. 

Participants have the option to train in Code.org or Apple curricula, depending on the school’s preference. For schools using other curricula but need help preparing teachers to work with their students, CodeWV will develop the necessary support. The Code.org curriculum works on any device or platform. The Apple curriculum requires more up-to-date Apple devices.  

Learn more about CodeWV, view the upcoming schedule and register for workshops.

For additional information, contact Amber Stoffel, CodeWV program coordinator, at [email protected].

Janelle B. Smith

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