Designed. To be different.
Coding Bootcamp for Teachers
Transformative professional development courses that prepare
educators of any background to teach computer science and
coding at their respective grade levels. Provides teachers with
a strong computer science foundation, extensive hands-on coding
experience and intensive coding pedagogy training. Enables school
districts to build a sustainable computer science teaching
K-12 Computer Science Pathway
Progression of coding courses at every grade level 2nd- 12th,
providing a pathway for students to progress from beginner to
advanced. Seamlessly transitions students from drag-and-drop
Skylark coding to Python and eventually Java, enabling all
students to gain in-depth knowledge, experience and confidence
in their coding skills.
Computer Science Teaching Platform
Our computer science Teaching Platform uniquely integrates
instructional content, a coding environment, and teacher
scaffolding features into a single cloud-based product. The
Teaching Platform provides teachers with all the content and
tools they need to deliver the highest level of instruction,
enabling even teachers new to computer science to teach
confidently and successfully.
Fully Differentiated Curriculum
Comprehensive, effective and engaging curriculum that is
designed to be delivered on the master schedule. The curriculum
supports five levels of difficulty, enabling students of any
ability to develop both a strong foundation in computer science
concepts and a mastery of coding techniques. Rigorously
designed to support national K-12 computer science standards as
well as NGSS and Common Core.
Specialized Teaching Methodology
Effective instructional model that includes a combination of
teacher whole group instruction, teacher guided exercises,
student independent projects, and team-based projects. Unlike
typical online curricula, this blended model places teachers at
the center of instruction to provide students with an in-depth
and flexible learning experience.
Skylark Visual Coding Language
Powerful, educational visual coding language designed by
TechSmart from the ground up to provide a friendly and
accessible drag-and-drop coding environment to new computer
science students. Skylark assists students in making the
transition from block-based coding to writing line-based code
through hybrid programs that seamlessly merge code blocks with
written Python code.