We believe that knowledgeable teachers and a rigorous curriculum pathway are essential to give all students the opportunity to excel in computer science. We provide school districts with the professional development, curriculum, and platform they need to make equitable computer science education a reality.
We’ve designed our solution around three core principles: teachers are at the heart of learning, pathways are necessary for mastery, and all students deserve the opportunity to learn to code and make their mark on the world. Using these pillars, we’ve empowered school districts of every size across the country to build thriving computer science programs.
Knowledgeable teachers are essential to learning. We give educators of any background the knowledge and confidence of a software engineer through intensive coding bootcamps, complete curricula, a platform that scaffolds and supports them, and live support.
A single course can’t give students the depth of knowledge they require. We offer a seamless progression of rigorous courses that build mastery from second through twelfth grade.
Computer science is the great equalizer. We accommodate and engage students of all backgrounds with full differentiation across our curriculum to ensure every student has the opportunity to learn to code, and make their mark on the world.
TechSmart places teachers at the center of instruction, surrounding them with an unprecedented level of training, curriculum, and tools.
Here’s how we do it:
Teacher Coding Bootcamps
In-depth professional development that enables a teacher of any background to teach coding.
Work-Based Learning Program
Partnerships with local businesses that provide internships and externships to connect students and teachers to the world of work.
Coding Competency Certifications
Professional Coding Certificates issued to students and teachers by the University of San Diego School of Engineering.
Our cloud-based platform integrates curriculum with a live coding environment, enabling innovative scaffolding and support features. It’s everything a teacher needs to teach computer science with the precision and confidence of a software engineer, together in one place.
TechSmart transforms teachers of any background into confident coding instructors through in-depth professional development, delivered in-person via a cohort model. Teachers develop a depth of computer science knowledge and strong coding skills through mastering the curriculum they’ll be teaching. It’s the best way to build a sustainable computer science teaching capacity for a district.
Unlike typical online curricula that offer a “one-size-fits-all” learning experience, TechSmart provides six levels of difficulty for each coding exercise.
A seamless progression of complete and rigorously designed courses takes students from second through twelfth grade.
TechSmart’s educational coding language is built to make the transition from visual block-based code to professional line-based code easy.
Our platform’s teacher scaffolding feature explains code line-by-line while suggesting thought-provoking discussion questions to engage and challenge students.
Our platform’s code-writing helper enables students and teachers alike to write code without the struggle of memorizing complicated syntax.
If teachers need assistance, they can simply hit a button and receive live help from our staff within five seconds via a chat widget in the TechSmart Platform.
We partner with school districts to build computer science programs, growing each one from a small pilot to a full district-wide implementation. We understand the unique challenges each district faces, and we have the experience to guide you to the solutions.
Districts across the nation are partnering with TechSmart to invent the future of computer science education.
“I really enjoyed the Coding Bootcamp! The platform and tools Techsmart provides leave me feeling very confident and supported. The platform was easy to use and intuitive, and the TechSmart Trainers were excellent teachers, approachable and friendly.”
“I am very happy with the platform and don’t see anything else like it….I think you’ve got a good thing going and are ahead of the curve.”
“The trainers were knowledgeable and enthusiastic yet "real". Seriously professional.”
“I enjoyed that I was able to experience python programming as a student AND as a teacher. It really put things into perspective. Thank you.”
“The mock teaching experience in the Coding Bootcamp was the BEST part because we could learn from each other how to present even better because of the collaborative learning environment and peer input.”
“This was my first experience with coding and the TechSmart Platform was very easy to follow and understand. I like how we were given chances on teaching the lessons so we have experience with it when we go to teach. The TechSmart Trainers were very helpful and positive.”
“Very hands on, constantly being immersed in the content in the Coding Bootcamp was really helpful!”
“I had no idea that I could code. The TechSmart Trainer was so helpful in building my confidence and guiding me.”
“I loved the structure of the Coding Bootcamp and how user friendly the Platform is. I really appreciated the mock teaching.”
“I feel that the platform is really teacher-friendly and if we run into problems, it is nice to know that there is instant online tech support.”
“TechSmart is an awesome new program and I'm happy to see it making its way into our schools. Thank you!”
“I did not have experience with Coding before this training. I now feel more knowledgeable and prepared to work with my 2nd grade students.”
“I feel that TechSmart will provide me with the best opportunities for a successful year.”