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Mission

We believe that computer science should be offered in every school in Kentucky, grades K-12.  We develop partnerships to create and manage professional development solutions for teachers at every level.

Vision

To be recognized as the leading provider of quality computer science professional development for Kentucky teachers.

What We Do

  • manage the KSTC Code.org Regional Partnership
  • support AdvanceKentucky AP Computer Science Teachers

 

Professional Learning Opportunities

Whether you are new to teaching computer science (CS) or have experience teaching other CS courses, the AdvanceKentucky Professional Learning Program is designed to promote growth by providing space for you to become familiar with curricular materials, CS content, and pedagogy.  The program supports teachers with diverse teaching backgrounds as they prepare to teacher either of the following courses:

Computer Science Principles for Grades 10-12

For high school teachers, grades 10-12, AdvanceKentucky offers intensive, high quality professional development for the Code.org CS Principles curriculum.  Applications for the 2019-20 school year are now open.

Learn More about CS Principles

 

Computer Science Discoveries for Grades 6-10

For middle school teachers, grades 6-9, AdvanceKentucky offers intensive, high quality professional development for the Code.org CS Discoveries curriculum.  Applications for the 2019-20 school year are now open.

Learn More about CS Discoveries


Computer Science Fundamentals for Grades K-5

For elementary school teachers, grades K-5, AdvanceKentucky offers high quality, one-day professional development for the Code.org CS Fundamentals curriculum.  Workshops can be brought to schools and school districts at no cost or teachers may sign up for public workshops offered in Kentucky using the Code.org website.

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Latest News

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January 29, 2019 - Fayette County Public Schools was recognized by Charter Communications and AdvanceKentucky for their commitment to the expansion of computer science throughout the district at the Academies at Bryan Station in Lexington on January 15, 2019.  Ten (10) Computer Science t

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Applications for the 2019-20 school year are now open for the AdvanceKentucky Professional Learning Program, in cooperation with Code.org.

Teacher Testimonials

"This is has been such an enjoyable experience. I have truly been the "lead learner" as I have guided my students through this class. The code.org workshop last summer and the ones throughout the year were the best professional development I have ever attended. The facilitators were so helpful and patient!"

--Cindy Rhodes, Rowan County Senior High School, CS Principles 2018-19


"The Code.org/AdvanceKentucky workshop was some of the best professional learning I have ever attended. I enjoyed the learning and got immediately implementable ideas to take back to my classroom! The collegiality among the cohort was tremendous. Outstanding!"

--Deborah Moran, Bowling Green Junior High School, CS Discoveries 2018-19

Computer Science Is Everywhere

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