MCIU’s Python Code Academy will introduce and prepare teachers to implement the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Computer Science (CS) Academy and will include curriculum resources.
Inspired by the highly successful Intro to Computing course that has been taught at Carnegie Mellon University for more than 10 years and is ranked in the top five CS courses in the country by Bloomberg News, CMU’s CS Academy provides an online computer science curriculum designed for high school students that is engaging, creative, rigorous, and fun. In CS Academy, students use interactive questions, coding activities, and built-in resources to learn coding and increase their understanding and application of computer science.
This is a great entry point program for schools who:
- Want to provide a transition from block coding to text coding
- Would like to offer additional coding languages to their students
- Have teachers that would like to incorporate coding into their classroom
The program is designed for students who are algebra ready, meaning it could be started and implemented as early as 8th grade.
No prior experience coding is necessary.
Teacher Stipend: Teachers attending the two day training will receive a $400 stipend as well as Act 48 credits.
SPACE IS LIMITED: Be sure to reserve your spot now. Once we have reached capacity we will open a waitlist.
Intended Audience: This training is available to any and all teachers for grades 8-12 interested in learning and teaching python coding.