Teachers at Youth Code Jam

Youth Code Jam is a TEA-approved provider of continuing professional education. Our TEA Continuing Professional Education Provider Number is #902-492.

T3: Teacher Tech Toolkit

Introducing project-based technology projects to teachers.

Upcoming Workshops

Friday - Sunday, June 7-9, 2019

CIVTECH SA Startup Weekend: Teacher Externship

Five teachers will join us for three days of fully immersive project based learning in tech entrepreneurship. Learn the entrepreneurial mindset and how to develop a company from the ground up with entrepreneurs from across Texas. This is the real thing, y’all. Real people. Real companies. Real work. Real fun. Cost: Free, includes all meals

September 7, 2019

Intro to Contextualized Coding for the Elementary School Classroom: Beyond the Hour of Code

Join us for a full day of contextualized coding for the 3rd through 5th grade classroom.We’ll cover how to take code out of its CS silo and integrate it across core curriculum. We’ll cover scratch, micro:bits and more. Cost: Free, lunch on your own

November TBD, 2019

Teacher Jam: Prepare for the Hour of Code with all kinds of coding activities for K12 students

Imagine our Community Code Jam, but just for teachers. Explore with us at a dozen different coding stations with a dozen different coding languages.

Testimonials

Debi and her Youth Code Jam team are amazing! They provided a PD session for us that was attended by educators of all ages and positions, packed with engaging activities, accompanied by reproducible instructions, and differentiable for all ages, abilities, and interests. Engagement levels were high and the information shared was inspiring. As a result of this well-developed PD, three of our schools replicated the information to produce Coding nights on their own campuses. This PD was definitely worth every penny!
— ESC Region 8

Youth Code Jam provides hands-on experiences with teachers using a variety of block-based and text-based coding languages and physical computing devices, helps them design activities around lesson plans across curriculum and helps them understand the computational thinking mindset.

A sampling of where teachers are using our training:
NISD
NEISD
Texas A&M Kingsville
IDEA Montopolis College Prep
Bushy Creek Elementary
Brooks Academy of Science and Technology
Park Village Elementary
Henderson Elementary
La Vernia ISD
TM Clark Elementary
Whitcomb Elementary
Rising Scholars Academy of South Texas

Interested in having Youth Code Jam come to your city or school to do training? Contact us.

Check back here or on our event calendar for our 2019 training calendar for our professional development workshops.

Available Topics for Workshops: Contact us for more information about bringing our workshops to your school.

Physical Computing

  • micro:bits

  • Finch robots

  • Spheros

  • Ozobots

  • Unplugged

Creative Computing

  • Mobile app design

  • Game design

  • Web design

  • Java

Other Trainings

  • Lit*Bits: coding with a literary twist

  • Elementary School Coding Clubs

  • DIY Family Jams

  • DIY Coding/Cybersecurity Escape Rooms

 ­­­­Lending Library (available for loan to current school teachers)

  • Arduinos

  • micro:bits

  • Merge VR Goggles and Cubes

  • Codrones

Interested in having Youth Code Jam come to your city, school or district to offer teacher professional development? Contact us.