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See how other teachers are using CS First and get ideas for your own classroom.
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Getting Started Videos
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|play_circle_filled Scratch and block-based programming||1:24|
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|play_circle_filled Demo CS First||2:32|
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Follow along with the Getting Started with CS First video series using the companion presentation.
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.
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
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.open_in_new CSTA standards alignment
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.open_in_new ISTE standards alignment