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Free p5.js Teacher Workshop in August

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Two Sigma, CSNYC, and CS teacher / CS4All Fellow Ben Samuels-Kalow are pleased to offer NYC teachers an opportunity to enroll in a free two-day p5.js workshop this summer.

The objective of the workshop is to prepare teachers to introduce p5.js to their students and to understand how to embed p5.js projects into curriculum to offer integrated learning experiences. 

p5.js is a flexible language that has been used to teach students from middle school through AP Computer Science. It facilitates data visualizations, gaming and more. Learn more about p5.js here. We’re excited to see where you’ll take it next.


  • The workshop will take place on August 1-2, 2017.
  • The workshop will start each day at 10 AM and conclude at 3:30 PM. Lunch, beverages, and snacks will be provided.
  • Participants must bring their own laptops. If any downloads are required prior to the class, we will let you know.

This workshop is designed for teachers who:

  1. Have a basic knowledge of a coding language (not necessarily Python or JavaScript)
  2. Have previously participated in CS4All professional development (e.g., STEM Institute or another short-term PD opportunity)
  3. Have been teaching computer science for a minimum of one year.

About the Instructor:

Ben Samuels-Kalow is a high school computer science teacher and curriculum developer for the NYCDOE's CS4All initiative. To gain a better sense of Ben's capabilities, check out his portfolio at

Ben will be assisted by volunteers from Two Sigma's technology department who are excited to share their expertise with teachers!

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