Learn about coding at our next meeting on Thursday, May 9th!

Join us* for this 2-hour training on Google’s CS First platform to gain the confidence and ability to bring coding and Computer Science to your students. CS First is a free, easy-to-use computer science curriculum that is designed to engage a diverse student population in grades 4-8 (ages 9-14). During this training, you will use modular videos to teach kids foundational computer science concepts and coding basics with Scratch, a block-based coding tool. Whether you have never felt like a “techy” or you would like to build upon prior skills, we encourage you to attend! Refreshments will be served.

*Note: This session is for NYCSLA members only. Non-members who are interested in attending should reach out to nycsla.librarians@gmail.com.

Bring your own laptop or use one from the school’s library.

About our instructor:

Tom Bijesse is the Senior Learning Design Manager at Mouse. He is a former NYCDOE Computer Science teacher with a passion for digital creation. Tom has led Computer Science Professional Development courses to over 500 teachers and librarians across three countries utilizing a variety of curricula. As a member of the Mouse learning design team, Tom works directly with educators, administrators, and school districts to design a custom learning plan to suit their specific needs and goals.

This program is eligible for 2.5 hours of CTLE credit in Content and Pedagogy.

The New York City Department of Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s Office of Teaching Initiatives as an approved sponsor of CTLE for Professional Classroom Teachers, School Leaders and Level III Teaching Assistants.


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