BJC, or The Beauty and Joy of Computing, is an AP Computer Science Principles curriculum that emphasizes the joy and complexity of creating visual computer programs and apps, balanced with critical reflection on both the potential benefits and harms of new computing technologies. The Beauty and Joy of Computing adheres to the College Board's new AP Computer Science Principles course requirements
BJC has a strong design and programming focus, using the visual programming language Snap! and a collaborative, exploratory approach where students work in teams to bring their own unique creations to life.
AdvanceKentucky is pleased to once again work with BJC and Northern Kentucky University (NKU) to offer regional summer PD at NKU in Highland Heights, KY, July 10-14, 2017. This training is offered at potentially NO COST to public school teachers (with a potential stipend) with participation in the DonorsChoose model thanks to the generosity of the InfoSys Foundation’s matching program. You can apply at http://bjc.link/DonorsChoose17 to take advantage of the matching opportunity. You will also need to complete the BJC PD application at http://bjc.link/2017_pd_teacher_app.
If you are an international or private school teacher, or your school/district prefers to pay directly (no DonorsChoose), please apply at http://bjc.link/2017_pd_teacher_app.
Code.org’s K-5 courses blend online, self-guided, and self-paced tutorials with “unplugged” activities that require no computer at all! Even kindergarten-aged pre-readers can participate. The curriculum is completely free for anyone, anywhere to teach. To help teachers implement our courses for grades K-5, Code.org offers high-quality, 1-day workshops for educators and content-area teachers (librarians, tech-ed specialists, etc.). These workshops are led by experienced Code.org facilitators in locations across the United States.
Attendees learn how to use Code.org's courses to introduce computer science basics in a format that's fun and accessible to the youngest learners (grades K-5). Attendees also receive all the supplies they need to teach—at no cost.
Additional dates will be added as necessary.
School districts that have been selected to participate in the Kentucky Computer Science Initiative are encouraged to register two elementary school teachers per district. These teachers will receive first priority but any Kentucky elementary teacher may apply.
The Code.org Computer Science Principles Professional Learning Program is an intensive professional learning program for high school educators who are interested in teaching Code.org’s CS Principles course. This program is designed to prepare educators to provide high quality instruction based on the CS Principles curriculum, tools and approach to students in their classrooms.
Code.org TeacherCon: (Summer)
The Code.org Computer Science Discoveries Professional Learning Program is an intensive professional learning program for middle school educators who are interested in teaching Code.org’s CS Discoveries course either as a semester or full-year offering. This program is designed to prepare educators to provide high quality instruction based on the CS Discoveries curriculum, tools and approach to students in their classrooms.
The Kentucky Computer Science Initiative is the result of a partnership of KDE, College Board, and Code.org that provides an opportunity to support districts and/or Area Technology Centers in developing and/or strengthening computer science programs, K-12.
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An Initiative ofKentucky Science and Technology Corporation