The Harlem CODEtrotters coding tutorial was created to teach coding fundamentals and problem-solving skills to students in a fun and engaging way. It aims to introduce students to coding through the lens of the Harlem Globetrotters' legacy, making it an exciting and memorable learning experience.

About our Collaboration:

Microsoft Nonprofit Tech Acceleration and The Harlem Globetrotters!

Microsoft's Nonprofit Tech Acceleration Program and The Harlem Globetrotters have joined forces to bring you an electrifying collaboration dedicated to revolutionizing education and bridging the educational gap within Black and Brown communities.

This unique alliance goes beyond basketball and technology; it's a dynamic coding curriculum and tutorial designed to narrow the education gap. By harnessing the Harlem Globetrotters' iconic influence and Microsoft's expertise, we are reshaping education and empowering students to unlock their full potential while addressing critical educational disparities.

Explore our website to find resources, coding tutorials, the facilitator guide, collaborative event schedule, and more to get involved in this transformative initiative.

Dribbling Innovation into Education:

We're combining the Harlem Globetrotters' legendary basketball skills with cutting-edge technology like AI training.

Building Bridges and Empowering Dreams:

Our mission? Closing educational gaps! Non-profit organizations, educators, and youth organizations will have exclusive access to the ready-to-use resources on Microsoft Community Training.

Learn to Code


Explore the rich history of the Harlem Globetrotters as you get to know the players and sprites in the game. Dive into their legendary story through fun facts and engaging narratives, connecting with the iconic figures who make this experience unforgettable.

Master Coding with Microsoft MakeCode

Learn the fundamentals of coding using Microsoft MakeCode and apply your knowledge to create an interactive game.

delve deeper into the Globetrotters’ incredible legacy

Create a triumphant moment that celebrates your knowledge and skills, inspiring you to delve deeper into the team's incredible legacy.

The Harlem Codetrotters Coding Tutorial

In this exciting lesson, your mission is to become a storyteller, a historian, and a coder all in one! You will dive deep into the exhilarating world of the Harlem Globetrotters, a basketball team known for their amazing skills and heartwarming humor.

Microsoft's Nonprofit Tech Acceleration Program is committed to providing educators and facilitators with turnkey resources. Through this program, nonprofits gain free access to Community Training, an Azure-powered platform that promotes accessible learning. It includes comprehensive MakeCode educator/facilitator guides, including the Harlem Codetrotters Facilitator Guide.

Register Today! Play Now!

Play now to experience the Harlem Codetrotters game in MakeCode;
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Unlock Coding Skills: Code & Play Harlem CODEtrotters!

Creating your Sprite: Select your Globetrotter Player

Game Access: Your journey begins here. Learn how to access the game and get ready for adventure

Creating Your Avatar: Select your Globetrotter

Navigating the Game

Game Interface: Get acquainted with the game's interface. Learn how to navigate menus, access different sections, and make the most of the game's features.

Exploring Game Levels: Discover the exciting game levels waiting for you. Find out how to choose your level and embark on challenges.

Learning Through Coding

Identify Coding Challenges: Get ready for coding adventures! We'll introduce you to the coding challenges and explain how they work.

Problem Solving: Coding is all about solving problems. Learn how to analyze challenges, break them down, and use your coding skills to find solutions.

You created your CodeTrotter online, now see the Globetrotters in person!

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