Building strong foundations in computer science
Teaching code by empowering teachers
Students stand to gain the most from technology, and every student deserves the tools to succeed. The best way to set students up for success is to help empower teachers.
We provide teachers with the tools and resources to teach computer science at no cost — so every student has access to the skills that will shape the future.
10 million activities taught since 2014
Designed by teachers
Teachers are the heart of the classroom, and the steadfast advocates for students. They also know what's best for their classroom.
CS First was built by educators who wanted a tool that allowed every teacher to teach computer science, even if they weren't tech experts. So they developed a curriculum that made it easy to teach and integrated into a wide range of classrooms.
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Aligned to education standards
Computer Science Teachers Association
Computer science is a growing priority in classrooms around the globe. That’s why we’re aligned to Computer Science Teachers Alignment K-12 CS Standards and the K-12 CS Framework -- to allow teachers to better understand and track their students’ learning.
International Society for Technology in Education
CS First received the Seal of Alignment from the International Society for Technology in Education by offering a curriculum that empowers learners, creates knowledge connections, develops innovation, and encourages critical thinking.
Next Generation Science Standards
With CS First, students can use computer science to support learning in other subjects. We’ve aligned CS First with Next Generation Science Standards: Science and Engineering Practices (NGSS Engineering) to make it easy for teachers to determine the best way to use the curriculum to support standards and instructional goals that are important to their classroom.
Common Core State Standards
With CS First, students can use computer science to support learning in other subjects. We’ve aligned CS First with the following Common Core State Standards (CCSS): English Language Arts Anchor Standards (CCSS ELA) and Common Core State Standards: Standards for Mathematical Practice (CCSS Math). We hope this makes it easy for teachers to determine the best way to use the curriculum to support standards and instructional goals that are important to their classroom.