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Microsoft’s computer science professional development guide #Education @msmakecode @microsoftedu @Adafruit

CS Professional Development Guide

Attention school leaders! Did you know that three out of five schools in the U.S. do not offer computing courses that include programming or coding? A common reason is that teachers don’t feel confident in their ability to teach CS.

With your help, we have the power to help educators become confident, so that more classrooms have current CS curriculum, and more students are ready for the future.

Microsoft has partnered with many organizations in developing a computer science professional development guide to help educators.

Download the CS Professional Development Guide. (PDF)

For information about Microsoft Education STEM and computer science programs and applications, visit microsoft.com/education.

Adafruit is pleased to partner with groups like Microsoft Education, 4-H and other organization to bring STEM education to a broad audience. to see products aimed at doing this, check out the Circuit Playground Express line of products and the Adafruit Learning System.


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