Tynker Supports Educators' Growth

We offer live demos, trainings, and free professional development opportunities

Tynker Coaching

Do you have burning questions about teaching computer science? Do you want to hear from other teachers whose students are creating with code? Join our Educator Support Coach and Blue Ribbon Educators for sessions that will answer any questions you might have, plus give you great tips and tricks.

Session 1: What can you do with Tynker? (20 mins)

Thousands of teachers are using Tynker to bring the power of computer science to their students through coding, and this webinar will give you the opportunity to hear from them. Join us to get new ideas from our Blue Ribbon Educators and feel free to ask them questions.

  • Learn best practices from Tynker’s Blue Ribbon Educators
  • Generate new ideas to get the most out of your coding classes
  • Ask any questions you might have to a fellow educator

Audience:  Educators and Education Leaders

Offered:  Thursdays

Level:  Beginner

Session 2: Free Coaching: Office Hours (10 mins)

Have questions about using Tynker? Need help with a problem or just to clarify something? Block a 10 minute one on one session with our Educator Support team for personalized help.

  • Find out about enhancing student engagement with coding
  • Discuss programming concepts that need clarification
  • Ask any questions you have about Tynker

Audience:  Educators

Offered:  Tuesdays

Level:  Beginner

Tynker Certifications

We are proud to offer educators an opportunity to become Tynker Certified Educators in Tynker Blocks and/or Python. To complete a certification level, you need to participate in all three professional development sessions and complete a final project.

Sessions are organized in a series that allows you to sign up for the entire set of professional development webinars needed to be certified at that level.

If you are unable to attend a session or just want to attend one, you can still sign up for the series, and you can catch up on missed content through online recordings.

If you have any questions about certifications or signing up for webinars, please contact our Educator Support Coach, David Lockhart, at educatorsupport@tynker.com.

Tynker Blocks Certification Track

Level 1

You can now register for a series of 3 webinars that are ideal for educators with a limited background in coding, but who see the importance of their students learning this future ready skill. In this series, educators get everything they need to unlock the creative potential of Tynker Blocks.

Webinar 1: Welcome to Tynker

  • Understand how Tynker brings coding and creativity to classrooms
  • Understand how to personalize student content and simplify CS teaching for educators
  • Understand Tynker lesson progression and the scope of content for learners K-12

Webinar 2: Getting Started with Tynker

  • Navigate and get started in the Tynker platform
  • Assign personalized coding lessons for every student
  • Use customized coding activities for any subject with Tynker STEM lessons

Webinar 3: Introduction to Tynker Block

  • Understand basic coding terminology and functions such as sequencing, syntax, events, motion, and pen
  • Build your Tynker Block Backpack
  • Develop a Tynker Block coding toolkit

Audience:  Educators

Offered:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (every other week)

Level:  Beginner

Level 2

Congratulations on completing your Level 1 Certification! This series of webinars is intended to take you one step further in your knowledge of Tynker Blocks. It will focus on content creation for any subject through STEM lessons and physical computing.

Webinar 1: Coding in Subject Areas

  • Apply coding as a creative activity in Social Studies, Science, Math, and English- Language Arts
  • Use standards-aligned lessons in Social Studies, Science, Math, and English-Language Arts
  • Create personalized tutorials and lessons to implement coding in any subject

Webinar 2: Intermediate Tynker Block Coding

  • Create more efficient code by using loops and conditionals
  • Expand your creative opportunities by using control, sensing, animation, sound, blocks
  • Broaden the scope of your project through additional stages, actors, and costumes

Webinar 3: Physical Computing with Tynker Blocks

  • Understand the role of physical computing in teaching code
  • Make responsive computing projects using micro:bit and Tynker Blocks
  • Understand the role that other physical computing devices such as drones and Lego WeDo can play in coding instruction

Audience:  Educators

Offered:  Tuesdays

Level:  Intermediate

Recommended Hardware:  micro:bit

Level 3

This webinar series takes educators who have completed Tynker Level 1 and Level 2 certification and advances their practice by focusing on pedagogy and the Tynker Blocks platform, while adding steps to initiate creativity and inclusivity to the classroom.

Webinar 1: Foundations of Creative Practice

  • Use Hyperdocs to monitor and outline a standard process for students
  • Use Design Thinking to stoke creativity for student projects
  • Understand the skills that promote CS instruction

Webinar 2: Advanced Tynker Block Coding

  • Manipulate data with Tynker blocks using objects, variables, and functions
  • Create with specialized Tynker blocks, like the physics and AR blocks
  • Move into text coding by converting Tynker blocks to Python

Webinar 3: Building Inclusive STEM-Driven Classrooms

  • Understand the role unconscious bias plays in schools and how you can prevent it
  • Build a personalized learning environment that allows every student to achieve
  • Develop an inclusive environment through physical spaces

Audience:  Educators

Offered:  Wednesdays

Level:  Advanced

Python Certification Track

Level 1

You can now register for a series of 3 webinars that are ideal for educators with a limited background in coding, but who see the importance of students learning this future ready skill. In this series, educators will gain an understanding of the computer science field and get everything they need to unlock the creative potential of the Python coding language.

Webinar 1: Welcome to Tynker

  • Understand how Tynker brings coding and creativity to classrooms
  • Understand how to personalize student content and simplify CS teaching for educators
  • Understand Tynker lesson progression and the scope of content for learners K-12

Webinar 2: Getting Started with Tynker

  • Navigate and get started in the Tynker platform
  • Assign personalized coding lessons for every student
  • Use customized coding activities for any subject with Tynker STEM lessons

Webinar 3: Introduction to Python

  • Understand terminology and functions, such as sequencing, syntax, functions, and objects
  • Draw graphics using the Python Turtle Graphics Library
  • Get started by converting Tynker Blocks to Python code

Audience:  Educators

Offered:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (every other week)

Level:  Beginner

Level 2

Congratulations on completing your Level 1 Certification! This series of webinars is intended to take you one step further in your knowledge of Python. It will focus on content creation for any subject through the use of STEM lessons and physical computing.

Webinar 1: Coding in Subject Areas

  • Apply coding as a creative activity in Social Studies, Science, Math, and English- Language Arts
  • Use easy to implement standards-aligned lessons in Social Studies, Science, Math, and English-Language Arts
  • Create personalized tutorials and lessons to implement coding in any subject

Webinar 2; Intermediate Python Coding

  • Create more efficient code by using loops and conditionals
  • Manipulate data in Python with strings, operators, and boolean logic
  • Expand the scope of your project with images

Webinar 3: Physical Computing with Python

  • Understand the role of physical computing in teaching coding
  • Make responsive computing projects using micro:bit and microPython
  • Understand the role other physical computing devices such as drones and Lego WeDo can play in coding instruction

Audience:  Educators

Offered:  Tuesdays

Level:  Intermmediate

Recommended Hardware:  micro:bit

Level 3

This web series takes educators who have completed Tynker Level 1 and Level 2 certification and advances their understanding of Tynker Blocks. It will focus on pedagogy and include steps to add creativity and inclusivity to the classroom.

Webinar 1: Foundations of Creative Practice

  • Use Hyperdocs to monitor and outline a standard process for students
  • Use Design Thinking to stoke creativity for student projects
  • Understand the skills that promote CS instruction

Webinar 2: Advanced Python Coding

  • Practice the use of conditionals and loops to make coding more efficient
  • Manipulate data with lists, functions, and dictionaries
  • Learn other languages such as JavaScript and HTML

Webinar 3: Building Inclusive STEM Drive Classrooms

  • Understand the role unconscious bias plays in schools and how you can prevent it
  • Build a personalized learning environment that allows every student to achieve
  • Develop an inclusive environment through physical spaces

Audience:  Educators

Offered:  Thursdays

Level:  Advanced

Tynker CodeMaker Camps

Calling all CodeMaker Teachers! Join us for a 6 week, 30 minute web series designed to help you grow a successful camp business! Each webinar will cover a different topic, including Learning the Basics, Building Your Website, and more.

Webinar 1: Welcome to Tynker

  • Learn more about Tynker and how to build your business with it
  • Master challenging tasks like securing a location, acquiring insurance, and crafting a marketing plan
  • Build a well-run, profitable business
  • Ask questions and have them answered in real-time

Audience:  CodeMaker Camp Instructors

Offered:  Thursdays

Level:  Beginner