K5 Code.org Workshops in Maine

Professional development workshops near you - at no cost

Code.org is offering amazing, zero-cost, 1-day workshops to prepare educators and content-area teachers (librarians, tech-ed specialists, etc.) to introduce computer science basics in a format that's fun and accessible to the youngest learners (grades K-5). The workshop will cover content for all three courses and teachers will receive the supplies they need to teach the course- at no cost.

These workshops are led by experienced Code.org K-5 Facilitators all across the United States. Mike Harvey is Maine's Code.org K5 Affiliate.

Upcoming Workshops

Full-day workshop (Falmouth, ME)

Date: Saturday, 3/19/16, 8:00-4:00

Falmouth Elementary School


Full-day workshop (South Portland, ME)

Date: Saturday, 4/9/16, 9:00-4:00

South Portland High School


Full-day workshop (South Berwick, ME)

Date: Saturday, 15/14/16, 8:00-4:00

Marshwood Great Works School School


Mike Harvey


Mike is the technology teacher at Falmouth Elementary School in Falmouth, Maine. Falmouth Elementary School has been his home since 2008 and he has been teaching in the school’s computer lab since 2012. Computer science is one of Mike’s passions, and programming has always been part of his curriculum. Mike studied computer engineering in college and was fortunate to attend a high school that offered programming classes. He firmly believes all students should have access to computer science education, beginning at the elementary level. Mike has first-hand experience teaching the Code Studio courses to hundreds of K-5 students. He is excited to help teachers prepare to introduce this vital content to their students.

New Code.org K-5 Program Workshops


Coming summer 2014 - Code.org will release three bands of computer science for the elementary school level:

  • Course 1: for early-readers, ages 4-6
  • Course 2: for beginners, ages 6+
  • Course 3: for ages 6+

These course experiences blend online, self-guided and self-paced tutorials with "unplugged" activities - lessons that teach computing concepts without a computer. Each level consists of about 20 lessons that may be implemented as one contiguous unit or one lesson a week for a semester. Each lesson may be implemented within a standard 30-45 minute period.

The courses have been designed for students of all ages and they reinforce math, science, and english education standards for elementary school students.

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Teachers, if you want to learn more:

Free, 1-day professional development workshops near you

Elementary school teachers will have the opportunity to attend one-day workshops that will provide training and support for teaching our K-5 curriculum. They are open to both general classroom teachers and content-area teachers (librarians, tech-ed teachers, etc).

These workshops will be run by Code.org's K-5 Affiliates nationwide. Approximately 100 affiliates will attend a summit this summer to prepare for local workshops as part of a 2014-2015 pilot program.

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Teachers, principals, and parents: Sign up to be notified when a list of local workshops is available (US only). In August, you will be able to search and sign up for specific workshops in your area.

Teaching Programming with Minecraft and ComputerCraftEdu

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 9:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM PT
Lesson Title: Teaching Programming with Minecraft and ComputerCraftEdu
Presenter: Michael Harvey, Falmouth Elementary School

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