Applications now open! 2017-18 MN Coding in the Classroom Leadership Cohort

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Dear Educator, We are in the middle of a coding revolution! Computer science in the classroom plays an important role in preparing students of all ages for success in a wide variety of areas. In an effort to contribute to this movement, the MN Coding in the Classroom Leadership Cohort, an initiative of Code Savvy, is starting its third year and is seeking elementary, middle and high school school educators from across the state to participate.

The purpose of this Cohort is to develop knowledgeable, visionary educators who will help to make Minnesota a world leader in computer science education, and to help all students become creators, not merely users, of new technologies. Cohort participants will explore a variety of coding platforms and resources, gain insights into the IT industry through site visits and guest speakers, and investigate national and international standards for computer science education.

They will then develop, evaluate and share coding activities that integrate with school curricula and meet Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards and National Computer Science Teachers Association K-12 Standards. Additionally, participants will share their knowledge and resources with at least 10 other educators by creating and delivering professional development.

Participants: 25 elementary, middle and high school educators from across Minnesota will be chosen to participate in the Cohort for the 2017-18 school year. Dates: Kick-off event: August 1-2, 2017, then monthly sessions from September, 2017 – May, 2018 <>, both in-person and online.

The Cohort will culminate in May, 2018 with the MN Coding in the Classroom Summit. Most Cohort sessions will take place evenings and weekends – see the preliminary schedule here. Each participant will also complete projects on their own time outside the Cohort sessions. **Attendance at the Kick-off (August) and Summit (May) is mandatory **

A travel stipend is available for those who live 50 miles or more outside the Twin Cities.
Stipend & Credit Option: Cohort participants will receive a $500 stipend upon completion of the cohort requirements and will have an option to earn 3 graduate credits through the College of St. Scholastica. The graduate credits will be offered at a discounted workshop rate. Contact: Please contact us at with any questions. See the program flyer for more information!
Interested in changing the course of computer science education in MN? Apply here!

Best, Andrea Wilson Vazquez Program Director – MN Coding in the Classroom Leadership Cohort