Code.org is getting some help with its mission to put computer science in every U.S. school.
The Seattle-based non-profit today announced 11 new partnerships with organizations that will help Code.org reach even more schools than it could on its own.
Code.org already partners with more than 70 of the largest U.S. school districts to help train teachers and embed computer science into the regular curriculum.
But Code.org co-founder Hadi Partovi told GeekWire that to really reach every single school and student, his team needed some help.
“Code.org’s courses already reach millions of students globally in grades K-8,” Partovi said. “But as we expand in high school, we work region by region, and we can’t do it all. We’re leading a movement and we need partners to help.”
When Code.org meets with school districts, it will now also highlight the new partnerships as alternative ways to teach computer science versus utilizing Code.org’s own programs.
The partners — listed below — offer a mix of alternatives, from curriculum to professional development or a mix of both. The underlying theme, though, is a commitment to adding computer science classes into schools.
Code.org’s new partners are: Amplify Education, Beauty and Joy of Computing, Bootstrap, Codecademy, CodeHS, Globaloria, National Math and Science Initiative, Project Lead the Way, Technology Education And Literacy in Schools, ScratchEd, and Tynker.
This follows Code.org’s partnership with the College Board and the National Science Foundation, both of which were announced this year.