We’re rebuilding the technology pipeline from the ground up, instilling leadership skills such as problem-solving, risk-taking, and collaboration. You’re the key.
HER Academy’s Teachers Empower Agile Minds (TEAM) Initiative equips teachers from all disciplinary backgrounds to incorporate project-based social and emotional learning into their classrooms.
Teacher Playground workshop days are also available for teachers who are interested in incorporating computer science as an interdisciplinary element in English, History, Art, Math, Science, Physical Education, and other classes.
Thanks to a Community Action Grant from Facebook’s New Albany Data Center, teachers in Franklin and Licking counties in Ohio can apply for scholarships to take HER Academy’s 2021-22 TEAM Trainings at no cost to their school district.
This two-part course covers teaching leadership skills such as problem-solving, risk-taking, and collaboration. Teachers will familiarize themselves with computer science (CS) concepts and complete prework at their own pace prior to attending the “live” training session. In the training session, teachers will discuss the prework, engage with model CS lessons, practice coding, and workshop their own sample lesson plan.
Participants will explore teaching coding and physical computing to students in preschool through Kindergarten. They will complete prework, then attend a three-hour live sessions to practice what they’ve learned.
Participants will explore teaching coding and physical computing to students in grades K-6. They will complete prework to familiarize themselves with the coding platform, then attend a three-hour live session to practice what they’ve learned and to connect computer science to other disciplines.
Participants will explore teaching web design to students in grades 7-12. They will complete prework to familiarize themselves with HTML and CSS, two of the computer science languages involved in creating the world wide web, then attend a three-hour live session to practice what they’ve learned and to connect web design to other disciplines.
Participants will explore using block-based coding to program robotic and physical computing devices.
These half-day exploration sessions allow teachers to dive deep into new programs, platforms, and topics in the company of on-site coaches and peers. Dates TBA.
Seeking CEUs or graduate credit? For CEUs, just let the instructor know. There is no additional cost for CEUs. For graduate credit, a combination of Fundamentals of Teaching Computer Science plus Web Development is listed as EDT 509 through Cleveland State University. Teachers seeking graduate credit for their professional development may earn 4 graduate credit hours through Cleveland State University when they take these two trainings. Register through HER Academy and let us know you’re interested in also registering to receive graduate credit. We will send your information to CSU, and they will contact you to arrange direct payment for the credit hours in the amount of $576 ($144/credit hour).
Our comprehensive series of trainings empowers any teacher to become a computer scientist and to teach and adapt HER Academy’s computer science curriculum to their students’ needs. When you get in the classroom, you quickly become the expert on your students. We equip you with the confidence, subject-matter expertise, and ongoing community of support to meet those students where they’re at and give them what they need.
Before each training session, you will
During each training session, you will
Training sessions may be virtual, in-person, or hybrid as we navigate the global COVID-19 public health crisis.
During the school year, you’ll continue to