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Let The Student Program The Computer, Not The Computer Program The Student

Seymour Papert, in his book Mindstorms, reminds us that the greatest benefit of integrating computers in the classroom is NOT as a tool for standardized assessment, repetitive skill reinforcement, or as Papert put it, “the computer programming the child.” Rather, he argued, “The child programs the computer. And in teaching the computer how to think, children embark on an exploration about how they think themselves”. This approach cultivates the soft skills identified as necessary in today’s workforce, including problem-solving, creativity, and cooperative learning. Further, Papert advocated that this benefit begins in pre-school. Yes...pre-school!

Designing an Equitable Computer Science Education Program for Your District

With equitable design and a concerted effort, computer science programs can promote equity and empowerment among students.

In Praise of Teachers

Board of Directors on Equity and Social Justice

We unconditionally condemn the current environment of systemic racism and related intolerance that contributes to fostering its very existence.

A Chat With Jacqueline Olliges from Amazon Future Engineer

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