MN Coding in the Classroom

Leadership Cohort



The purpose of the MN Coding in the Classroom Leadership Cohort is to empower a network of visionary educators with knowledge and resources in computer science education so that we can help all students to become creators, not merely users, of new technologies. In doing so, we hope to help make Minnesota a world leader in K-12 computer science education!


The Cohort explores the principles and skills within computer science, as well as strategies for integrating computer science into any subject area. We emphasize equitable teaching practices that interrupt and counteract gender and racial gaps in computer science, while exploring a variety of coding platforms and resources and gaining insights into the IT industry through site visits and guest speakers. Participants develop, evaluate and share coding curriculum that integrates computer science into academic content areas and meets MN K-12 Academic Standards and CSTA K-12 Standards . Additionally, participants will share their knowledge and resources with at least 10 other educators by creating and delivering professional development related to computer science education.

Participants: Any K-12 or community educators who are involved with or interested in computer science education are invited to apply. We encourage all experience levels!

2018-19 Cohort Dates: A 2-day kick-off event will be held August 2nd and 3rd, 2018, followed by monthly sessions from September 2018 to May 2019, both in-person and online. The Cohort will culminate in May 2019 with the MNCodes Summit. Most Cohort sessions will take place evenings and weekends – see the preliminary schedule here .

Note: A travel stipend is available for those who live 50 miles or more outside the Twin Cities

Stipend & Credit Option: Cohort participants will receive a $500 stipend upon completion of the cohort requirements and will have an option to earn 3 graduate credits through the College of St. Scholastica. The graduate credits will be offered at a discounted workshop rate.

Contact: Please contact us at with any questions.

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