Google CS First PD

In this hands-on professional development workshop, teachers will learn how to use CS First, Google’s free ready-to-teach introductory computer science (CS) curriculum for elementary and middle school students. Students follow step-by-step instructional videos that introduce fundamental computer science concepts and build computer programs using Scratch, a block-based programming language.

During the workshop, teachers will learn about the importance of CS for all students and their role in creating a learning environment that fosters creative problem through peer-to-peer learning. Teachers will get a chance to learn about the free lesson plans, solution sheets and other educator enrichment resources included in the curriculum. At the end of the workshop, teachers will walk away with a plan of action and strategies for starting to teach CS First and a connection to the growing community of CS First teachers.

All in-person sessions will be held at CodeVA. We are located at 300 E Broad Street in Richmond, VA. Information for accessing online sessions will be sent to you after completing the registration form below.


Google CS First Professional Development Interest Form

Thank you for your interest in CodeVA's Google CS First Professional Development. All training and materials are free to the teacher and district. Unless otherwise noted the district is responsible for all travel costs.