Teacher support

You can teach CS First even if you don't have a background in computer science. The resources below will help you feel more confident and equipped to get started with CS First in your classroom.

Teacher spotlights

See how other teachers are using CS First and get ideas for your own classroom.

Training - How can we help?

As a teacher, just starting to use CS First, I suggest looking over the website and the different student activities. If a teacher lacks programming experience, completing some of the activities would be very beneficial.

Sally Irons, 7th-8th Grade Special Education Teacher, Southside School, Niles, MI

CS First is excited to bring in-person professional development opportunities to teachers interested in developing their confidence and skills using the CS First curriculum in the classroom.

  • If you are a teacher interested in staying abreast of in-person CS First trainings and upcoming PD resources, please fill out this interest form.
  • If you are a PD provider interested in offering CS First training, please fill out this interest form.

CS First is like having another teacher in the room with me to support my students' learning.

Jessica Winstanley, Technology Integration Specialist
Portage Public Schools and Saint Michael Lutheran School, Portage, MI

Standards alignment

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Computer science is a growing priority in classrooms around the globe. That's why we're aligned to CSTA K-12 CS Standards and the K-12 CS Framework - to allow educators to better understand and track their students' learning.

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ISTE Seal of Alignment of Readiness for student standards

The CS First curriculum offers "...strength, adaptability and focus on the application [of coding] to real world tasks."

CS First is aligned to the ISTE Student Standards for Readiness.

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