Empowering Teachers to
Inspire the Next Generation of Coders
Code/Art lessons are the perfect way to merge technology and creativity in the classroom and are ideal for first-time coders. Introduce coding to your students in a fun, engaging, and creative way!
Beyond the training, Code/Art provides teachers with university-level teaching assistants to help in the classroom as well as a teaching community to answer questions and provide on-going support.
Code/Art-trained teachers help their schools achieve STE(A)M designation. Our training meets FL DOE standards for CTE Coding Fundamentals and Digital Discoveries, as well as VA Digitial Art & Design 1, 2 & 3.
CC-100The Power of the Portrait: Learning to Code through Art
- Coded Self-Portrait lesson (4 hours)
- Great “Hour of Code” activity for K-12 Educators
- Participate in National CodeYourSelf competiton for student prizes and recognition
CC-101Intro to Creative Coding
- 4 lessons (15 hours over 4 days)
- For K-12 Educators interested in introducing computer science skills in their classrooms through art-based projects
- Gain comfort with coding lessons through step-by-step instruction
- Receive materials + post-training support to implement in the classroom
CC-201Lead a Creative Coding Course or Club
- 25 lessons (multi-day)
- Learn how to establish a successful Creative Coding elective or club at your school
- Gain guided step-by-step instruction on a sampling of lessons from the Code/Art course curriculum
- Receive curriculum, templates, and other resources
Making an Impact
Code/Art has trained over 150 teachers from over 113 unique schools, 68% of those being Title I schools.
After taking our PD courses and having access to our Code/Art curriculum, teachers are able to:
• Lead Intro to Creative Coding lessons during the school day in art and CTE classes
• Lead after school CodeHER Clubs
• Start New Creative Coding elective courses at high schools and middle schools
• Gain access to expanded curriculum and DEI guidance to help increase gender, racial and ethnic diversity in their classrooms
• Guide and motivate their students to participate in Code/Art’s annual competitions for a chance to win prizes and local/national recognition
An Award-Winning Program
We are so proud to announce that our own Lisa Hauser is the recipient of the AnitaB.org 2021 Educational Innovation Abie Award for her work with Code/Art and Miami-Dade County Public Schools to make CS education more inclusive and accessible to young women! Daring to...
What programming languages will we learn to teach?
Will the lessons be taught to us the way we are to deliver them?
What supporting materials will be provided?
You will have access to a video tutorial, a detailed lesson plan, and a slide presentation for each of the four coding lessons.
We find that most teachers use the video tutorial and pause it for students to work where noted in the lesson plan when leading each of the Code/Art lessons.
Is there support if I get stuck implementing a particular lesson?
Each non-auditing PD participant may schedule up to two 2-hr sessions with two Code/Art trained university-level TAs (2-2-2 support), to assist as best fits their needs — help with prepping, answering student questions, assisting, or leading the lesson. TA support will be available on a virtual basis through Jan 15th, 2021.
In addition, you can access the resource section in the Code/Art Teacher Portal through your Code/Art login (given to all non-auditing PD participants).
Lastly, you can email questions to [email protected], which will be answered in the order received, typically within 48 hours.
Can I share Code/Art lessons with other teachers?