Don’t let the words “Computer Science” scare you.  Engage in hand-on learning experiences to build the foundation and extend your learning in computer science. 

Technology & Innovation in Education (TIE) is dedicated in providing K-12 teachers, specialists, and administrators  professional computer science learning opportunities.

Beginning in June 2018 TIE will be offering five workshops featuring computer science curriculum examples and coding extensions. Each workshop will offer scaffolded lessons for grades K-12. Computer Science is for Everyone!

For dates and to register, visit this page.

Workshop 1: Computer Science Overview and Coding Robotics 

  • Use the basics of and Scratch as tools to support programming for coding extensions.
  • Investigate several coding extensions such as: Ozobots, Sphero, Dash, and LittleBits.
  • Get in-depth training on our newest coding extension, Edison Robot from Microbric
  • FREE giveaway – Edison Robot

Workshop 2: Makey Makey Literacy workshop for Educators 

  • Learn how to teach making, invention literacy, and design thinking using the award winning Makey Makey invention kit.
  • Explore circuits and productivity using Makey Makeys and then put your skill to use designing your own inventions.
  • FREE giveaway – Makey Makey

Workshop 3: Programming using the Micro:Bit/Raspberry Pi 

  • Understand the features of micro:bit and Raspberry Pi as you delve into the fundamentals of coding and basic programming.
  • Try some digital challenges while learning with guided tutorials.
  • FREE giveaway – Microbit

Workshop 4: AR/VR, Minecraft, Exploring other coding programs 

  • Learn about the educational potential of Minecraft Education Edition and game-based learning.
  • Expand your understanding of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality with hands-on activities.
  • FREE giveaway – Virtual Reality glasses

Workshop 5: Computer Science Fundamentals 

  • Free workshop for  K-6 educators interested in implementing computer science and learning the foundation skills of computer science
  • Introduction into grade level computer science content, pedagogy, overview of the online curriculum and strategies.

Workshop fees:

  • Workshops 1-4: $79 each
  • Workshop 5: FREE and sponsored by

Attendees may apply for a graduate credit through USF by attending 3 of the 5 workshops.  CEU contact hours will also be available upon request for those who do not apply for graduate credit.

For dates and to register, visit this page.


For current list of customized computer science training workshops available for professional development click here.