Tynker Supports Educators' Growth

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

Free PD Webinar: Welcome to Tynker (60 min.)
Learn how easy it is to teach coding with Tynker! This one-hour introductory Tynker demonstration webinar is ideal for educators and education leaders who want to start offering Computer Science to their students on a consistent basis. With this professional development, you will be able to:
  • Understand how Tynker brings coding and creativity to any classroom
  • Understand how programming can be integrated into any subject area.
  • Understand how to personalize student content and simplify CS teaching for educators.
  • Understand our lesson progressions and the scope of content for learners K-12

Audience: Educators and Education Leaders.

Offered: Mondays (various times)

Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

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Free PD Webinar: Getting Started with Tynker (60 min.)
This one-hour webinar is designed to help teachers understand the basics of using Tynker with their students. No coding experience needed! With this professional development, you will be able to:
  • Navigate and get started in the Tynker platform
  • Assign personalized coding lessons for every student.
  • Use customized lessons for any subject with Tynker STEM lessons.
  • Build and create customized coding lessons for your content area with the Tynker workshop

Audience: Educators and Education Leaders.

Offered: Tuesdays (various times)

Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: Welcome to Tynker

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Free PD Webinar: Introduction to Tynker Blocks (60 min.)
Every student can learn to code with Tynker Blocks! This one-hour introductory webinar will introduce the Tynker block coding format and give educators the tools and terminology to get started. With this professional development, you will be able to:
  • Understand how Tynker Blocks give every student the opportunity to learn coding no matter what grade level they are in.
  • Understand basic coding terminology and functions such as sequencing, syntax, events, and motion.
  • Build your Tynker Block Backpack.
  • Develop a Tynker Block coding toolkit.

Audience: Educators.

Offered: Wednesdays (various times)

Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: Welcome to Tynker, Getting Started With Tynker

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Free PD Webinar: Introduction to Python (60 min.)
Get students started with text-based code using Python! This one-hour introductory webinar will introduce the Python language and give educators the tools and terminology to get started. With this professional development, you will be able to:
  • Understand the use of coding languages and why Python is a great starting place for beginners.
  • Understand basic coding terminology and functions such as sequencing, syntax, functions, and objects.
  • Get started by converting Tynker Blocks to Python code.
  • Develop a Python coding toolkit.

Audience: Educators.

Offered: Wednesdays (various times)

Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: Welcome to Tynker, Getting Started With Tynker

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Free Coaching: Office Hours (10 min.)
Have a question about using Tynker? Need help with a problem or just need to clarify something? Block a ten-minute one-on-one session with our Educator Support team for personalized help. Discuss anything from
  • Enhancing student engagement with coding or
  • Programming concepts needing clarification or
  • Issues encountered in Tynker or
  • Any other Tynker question we could help answer!

Only for: All Tynker Educators

Offered: Tuesdays

Level: Any

Prerequisites: None

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Free PLN Webinar: Get Started with the Lunar Gateway Coding Challenge (40 min.)

Tynker continues its collaboration with NASA for the second Moon 2 Mars project based on NASA space missions — the Tell Your Lunar Gateway Story coding challenge! Just in time for World Space Week, this challenge asks students to imagine and share what life aboard the Lunar Gateway may look like. As part of NASA’s plan to return humans to the moon, Artemis astronauts will orbit the moon on the Lunar Gateway in the near future as they conduct research and prepare for lunar surface exploration. Winners of this coding challenge will be selected by Tynker and NASA. They will have the opportunity to invite a NASA expert to speak with their class or school via video call! Open to students everywhere.


With this professional learning opportunity, you’ll learn how to:

  • Prepare your students for this FREE NASA coding challenge
  • Preview both the Tynker Blocks (K-5) and Javascript (6-8) project pages
  • Submit completed projects for the challenge

Audience: Educators and STEM Integrators (US and International)

Offered: Limited times, September and October 2019

Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

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Free PLN Webinar: Building Community with Flipgrid & Tynker (40 min.)
This webinar invites educators who love Flipgrid, and who also are excited about Computer Science, to experience how Tynker integrates their coding courses directly with Flipgrid’s frictionless community platform. In this session teachers who share a passion for Tynker, coding, and Flipgrid will:
  • Get access to 3 Tynker courses and dozens of projects, all for free.
  • Experience how Tynker’s Flipgrid Disco Library topics integrate into their lessons.
  • Connect with educators from all over the world.

Only for: Educators and STEM Integrators

Offered: Limited times in Fall 2019

Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

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Free PLN Webinar: Exploring the NEW Tynker Workshop (20 min.)
In this short 20 minute walk-through, join us as we share with you 5 amazing new features of the updated Tynker Workshop. You’ll learn how:
  • To bring in code from any existing project, and
  • To customize the look of your Workshop, and how
  • More space and bigger blocks make things more clearly defined, and
  • The Undo button and simplified controls make creativity even easier, and
  • Faster load times improve the student experience

Only for: Educators

Offered: Wednesdays (various times)

Level: Any

Prerequisites: None

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