Building a pathway to student certifications in your school not only increases knowledge and engagement but also leads to multiple professional pathways to help ensure a student’s success after graduation.
In this workshop, Joe Thompson will discuss how student certifications can play a role at your school by examining how his school did it. The discussion will include why certifications play a critical role in high school education and a look at a pathway to certifications using CodeHS badges, CodeHS certifications, and professional certifications that your students can achieve in high school.
Joe Thompson, who came from a zero coding background, is in his 7th year with CodeHS. His students beta-tested the very first CodeHS AP Java course. CodeHS has been his computer science teaching tool and an instrumental part of his CS teaching career.