Here at Border Kids we recently partnered with PSJA ISD to facilitate a professional learning opportunity for teachers that were eager to learn the fundamentals of code and then take their new skill-set into the classroom for awesome summer learning with kids. You see PSJA ISD is hosting coding camps this summer that will target the early grades in hope that students will fall in love with coding (which they will!) and begin creating awesome technology with their new talent taught by their very own teachers. At Border Kids we were super amped to create a custom curriculum for them that included everything they needed to execute the camps at several different sites in the PSJA area.
Our purpose here at Border Kids is to create huge waves of young computer scientists in the valley and the best way to do that is through professional learning. Instead of us always executing the camps and curriculums ourselves, why not share our knowledge, ideas, and curriculums with teachers so they could impact more kids, 450 through PSJA’s summer camps along!
Well the teachers loved the professional learning (they said so on their surveys!) and found it very friendly to understand and then deliver to their kids. We made sure to include activities that would get the kids out of their seats and learning the main concepts of computer science and then executing their new learning on the computer. Well, e cannot wait to see what their kids created at the summer camp. Let us know if you would like us to host professional learning at your campus or district- we now offer it in spanish!