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 K-5 Workshops

No upcoming workshops at this time. Please check back later!

Contact harvey @ pd . code . org to bring this free training to your school!

All listed workshops are public and open to all in-service US teachers!


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Past Workshops


May 14, 2016 - South Berwick, ME

April 9, 2016 - South Portland, ME

March 19, 2016 - Falmouth, ME

January 23, 2016 - Falmouth, ME

December 5, 2015 - Vassalboro, ME

Oct-Dec, 2015 - Falmouth, ME

October 24, 2015 - South Berwick, ME

October 16, 2015 - Bangor, ME (ACTEM)

August 31, 2015 - Lewiston, ME

August 17, 2015 - Scarborough, ME

June 24, 2015 - Lewiston, ME

May 2, 2015 - Scarborough, ME

March 21, 2015 - Rumford, ME

March 20, 2015 - Portland, ME

March 13, 2015 - Portland, ME

March 7, 2015 - Vassalboro, ME

November 8, 2014 - Bangor, ME

Oct-Nov, 2014 - Falmouth, ME

October 25, 2014 - Falmouth, ME

October 11, 2014 - Falmouth, ME

Mike Harvey

harvey@pd.code.org

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.

About Mike

“I feel like the program is easily manageable, but I also feel like I can contact the presenter, Mike, with any questions or concerns. I really liked that the training was on a small scale, because it made it easy for each person’s individual needs to be met.” - Jodi J. from Springvale, ME

“It was obvious how much time Mr. Harvey put into preparing for each of the classes. The instructor’s passion for the content of this workshop was contagious. I learned a great deal and feel empowered to share this learning with students.” - Jennifer M. from North Yarmouth, ME

Request a Workshop

I am happy to help set up a training in your part of the state! Please contact me for more details: h a r v e y @ p d . c o d e . o r g

Curriculum

Available Now! - Code.org has released three new 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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For more information, please see Code.org's K-5 Curriculum Overview.