Code/Art Fest 2021 – Get Your Early Bird Tickets Today!

Professional Development

CC-201 -Leading a Creative Coding Elective or Club

Upcoming Workshop: Jan 23 – Feb 13, 2021

Course: Leading a Creative Coding Elective or Club for M-DCPS teachers 
Location: Online Virtual Workshop via Zoom
Time: 4-day workshop; 9am-12pm each day + 1 hour homework on days 1-3
Dates: January 23 & 30, February 6 & 13 (4 Saturdays)
Stipend: $200 after attending all four sessions, completing homework, evaluation form, proof of implementation and delivering a pitch for a creative coding elective or club to school principal. An additional $200 will be dispersed once the club or elective is established at your school.
Who can apply: Open to middle school and high school M-DCPS teachers

Description: This workshop is designed for CTE, Computer Science, and tech savvy Art educators teaching at a M-DCPS middle school or high School (or K-8 if teacher works with 6-8 graders). Participants must have a strong desire to establish a coding elective that will promote diversity, equity and inclusion at their schools. Participants must have previously attended Code/Art’s Intro to Creative Coding PD or have similar experience. Priority will be given to Title I, middle school, and CTE educators.

At the end of the workshop, teachers will have:

  • Pitch to Admin for new elective (and/or CodeHER Club)
  • Pitch to attract more underrepresented students in CS
  • Access to curriculum outline and sample lessons
  • Access to all needed lessons once club or elective is approved
  • Classroom support from Code/Art instructors 
  • Email support from Code/Art (for the current school year)
  • A toolkit to help your students take part in Code/Art’s annual coding competition
  • A connection to a community of teachers interested in creative coding
  • A certificate of course completion
  • Fun swag!

Please fill out application below. Acceptances will be made on a rolling basis.

Students in Action!

To date, Miami Dade Public School Art Teachers have reported teaching Code/Art to 4,751 students. This was the first introduction to coding for 2,080 students.

Of those, 1,154 were females students!