MIX BEATS. LEARN CODE. UNLOCK CREATIVITY.
Build your students’ confidence and computer science skills with our free program.
BEATS UNLOCKED IS A FREE FACEBOOK INITIATIVE THAT BRINGS BEAT-MAKING AND CODING TO LIFE.
OUR VIRTUAL WORKSHOP UNLOCKS STEAM OPPORTUNITIES FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN UNDERREPRESENTED COMMUNITIES.
THE WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE
KEY WORKSHOP ELEMENTS
Virtual & In-Person
Middle & High School
& Basic Coding
Flexible Workshop Options
Students compose custom beats using an array of tools such as our beat remixer, music library, visualizer, and more!
Showcase & Recognition
Students participate in a beat showcase where they celebrate their beats and have the chance to win prizes. Students also have the option to share on social media.
access free steam programming
Our program is 100% free for you and your students and unlocks additional resources through our partnership with CodeHS.
Explore CodeHS Courses & Resources
produce & share unique beats
Students have the opportunity to create their own custom beats and share online with their friends and family.
BEAT MVP CONTEST
Every student who creates a beat has the opportunity to enter it into a Facebook contest where they can win prizes and earn the title of Beat MVP. More information on how to enter the contest can be found in your facilitator and student guides.
See contest terms and conditions here.
WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS
HOW TO GET STARTED
Try it for yourself
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WHO CAN BECOME A FACILITATOR?
We welcome in-classroom and afterschool educators from computer science and music backgrounds to facilitate our workshop. Review our checklist for our full requirements.
- You are 18+ years old
- You have a group of students ages 13+
- You have access to wifi and a laptop/computer
- You believe that every student should have an equal opportunity to build their future
- Student & Facilitator Guides
- Instructional Videos
- Beat Rubric
- Access to CodeHS Courses and Teacher Resources
- CodeHS Customer Support Team and FB Group
- Post Workshop Student Resources
SIGN UP tODAY!Register as a facilitator
THIS COURSE IS FREE!
“What stood out to me is the fact that the instructors were kind, engaging, and motivating. The instructors were also artists themselves that could relate to the needs of our students.”– andre robinson, music educator at westside high school
“Our experience with Beats Unlocked’s trajectory was different than any other experience Native Girls Code had. Having a group of musically talented young femmes sparked a whole different excitement and love for coding!”– Yireidi valencia-martinez, native girls code program coordinator
“This workshop not only allowed students to learn fundamental concepts of computer science in an engaging way but also introduced the students to people who look like them within the tech industry. That level of exposure will have an everlasting impression on the students.”– ernest holmes, co-founder of codehouse
“Our students enjoyed learning how to program music using the Beats Unlocked curriculum. The ease of the program and excitement of them sharing their creations pulls them back into the platform.”– shaina glass, program director at aldine ISD
We are honored to work alongside our partners to reach communities and learners across the country. Here is a snapshot of the champions that make our mission possible.