Please send program-related questions to [email protected].
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.
Teachers can help their schools achieve STE(A)M designation through this program. Our training meets CPALMS standards for Visual Art: Innovation, Technology, and the Future.
“I learned that coding is not as impossible as I thought it was!” – Ana Weiss
“I was delighted that it was very step-by-step. I could actually do it with my students very easily.” – Ana Vo
“The videos were very well done and provide someone like me, who is not a coding teacher, a great way to guide a classroom.” – Maria Sanin
“Creativity is the one thing that helps all of us learn. I believe this is the kind of activity that can make any subject come more alive to students.” – Bernadine Bush
To date, Miami Dade Public School Art Teachers have reported teaching Code/Art to 2,751 students. This was the first introduction to coding for 2,080 students. Of those, 1,154 were females students!
The lessons being taught by teachers across South Florida include:
Coding a Self-Portrait using Processing.JS
3D Modeling using TinkerCad
Game Design using Scratch
Abstract Art using Scratch
After learning the lessons, female students are able to compete in Code/Art’s Annual All-Girls Coding Competition! Learn More
Yes. Teachers will learn how to lead creative coding lessons virtually over Zoom, including
• in-depth tips on breakout room management
• how and why to do simultaneous multiple student screen sharing
• interactive annotations
• and much more!
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, pausing it for the students to work where noted in the lesson plan, when leading each of the Code/Art lessons.
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.