Professional Development


Empowering Teachers to

Inspire the Next Generation of Coders

Our Intro to Creative Coding Professional Development (PD) workshop provides teachers with training and curriculum to lead Code/Art’s four introductory code-based art lessons in the classroom!

Each easy-to-teach lesson is geared toward expanding students’ creativity and teaching them computing skills. No previous computer programming experience is needed for teachers.

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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.

Upcoming Workshops!

Course: Intro to Creative Coding for M-DCPS Art Teachers
LocationOnline Virtual Workshop
Time4-day workshop; 9am-12noon each day + 1 hour homework on days 1-3
Dates: 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 and 10/31
Stipend$250 upon completing workshop, evaluation form, and proof of implementation

Making an Impact

Code/Art has trained over 120 Miami Dade public school art and tech teachers representing over 70 schools, 80% of those being Title I schools.

After taking our PD courses and having access to our Code/Art curriculum, teachers are able to lead:

•  Intro to creative lessons during the school day in art and CTE classes

•  After School CodeHER Clubs

•  New Creative Coding elective courses at high schools and middle schools

What Teachers Had to Say

“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

“I learned that coding is not as impossible as I thought it was!”

  – Ana Weiss

“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

“I was delighted that it was very step-by-step. I could actually do it with my students very easily.” 

– Ana Vo

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! 


What programming languages will we learn to teach?

Scratch, JavaScript + Processing.js, and Tinkercad 3D.

Will the lessons be taught to us the way we are to deliver them?


What supporting materials will be provided?

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 and pause it for students to work where noted in the lesson plan when leading each of the Code/Art lessons.

Is there support if I get stuck implementing a particular lesson?

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, which will be answered in the order received, typically within 48 hours.

Can I share Code/Art lessons with other teachers?

Under our Terms of Use Agreement, you are not allowed to directly share Code/Art lessons with others, but we do want to allow other teachers access. You will be given a link to a request form that teachers can use to request access to our introductory video lessons. In this way, we are better able to track which teachers are using our lessons to assist them and better measure our true impact.

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