Free K-5 Workshops

Free K-5 Workshops

  • Saturday, 25 Oct at Nebo ALC in Springville
  • Saturday, 8 Nov at Green Acres Elementary in Ogden
  • Saturday, 15 Nov Westminster College in SLC (Full)

Materials and curriculum will be provided to the teachers so they can get started in their classroom. Teachers can sign up by going to and clicking on the "Find a Workshop" button. They can find the workshop on the map and sign up. 

Attached is one page document that talks about's K-5 curriculum. At the link teachers can find out more about's K-5 program and preview the courses and resources. Librarians, administrators, and 

Workshop at your school?

If your school would be interested in hosting a workshop at school on a Saturday or a couple evenings 3.5 hours? If you are contact me at or leave a message at 801-900-3533.

Information from's K-5 Program

Prepare elementary school students for the 21st century

Software is redefining the modern world and is increasingly relevant in every 21st century career. Yet fewer than 10% of US public schools teach computer science, and the number has declined in the past decade. Women and students of color are severely underrepresented in this foundational field. One of the ways to solve this problem is to introduce computer science at a younger age. We're making this easy for any elementary school teacher to incorporate into their classroom.

 Starting this fall, we are hosting free, one-day workshops for educators interested in teaching the computer science course for grades K-5. Encourage teachers to sign up for a free weekend workshop and to bring computer science program to your school!

 What is the K-5 program? Easy, engaging, and fun has three bands of computer science for the elementary school level:

·   Course 1: for early-readers, ages 4-6

·   Course 2: for readers, ages 6+

·   Course 3: for ages 6+ who have completed Course 2

These courses experiences blend online, self-guided and self-paced tutorials with "unplugged" activities – lessons that teach computing concepts without a computer. Each level consists of about 20 lessons that may be implemented as one contiguous unit or one lesson a week for a semester. Each lesson may be implemented within a standard 45-50 minute class period.

 The courses have been designed for students of all ages, but they reinforce math, science, and english education standards for elementary school students.

 Why bring computer science to your school?

Computer science is a foundational subject for all 21st century careers. All students can benefit from studying the basics of computer science, regardless of whether they want to be a doctor, politician, entrepreneur, musician, or astronaut.

Tell your teachers to sign up now so they can start teaching these life-changing STEM skills!

Carl Lyman K-5 Affiliate


Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith is Director of Technology for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. In that role, he also directs The Adele & Dale Young Education Technology Center (The YETC) located in room 170 of the Education Building on Utah State University's Logan campus. The YETC is a combination student open­access computer facility, a K­12 curriculum materials library, a NASA Educator Resource Center for Utah, and a technology training center. Nathan served eight years (2004­2012) on the Board of Directors for the Utah Coalition for Education Technology (UCET) He was re­elected in 2014 to serve another two year term on the board. A former elementary school teacher, Nathan has taught students every age from young children to senior citizens. He has had the opportunity beginning in 2011 to train international high school teachers from all over the world about technology in education, through the U.S. State

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