Cracking the code: Kingsport kids taking computer coding to the next level - WCYB

Cracking the code: Kingsport kids taking computer coding to the next level - WCYB by Samantha Zarek Monday, February 26th 2018 Kingsport, TENN. — Computer coding may sound like a difficult thing to learn, but Jefferson Elementary librarian Kristy Williamson-Jackson says it's actually quite simple when broken down. "Coding is nothing more than snapping blocks together to…


Code Read: In Kingsport schools, computer training starts early - TimesNews

Code Read: In Kingsport schools, computer training starts early - TimesNews RICK WAGNER • JAN 25, 2018 AT 12:31 PM rwagner@timesnews.net KINGSPORT — Blake Waterman is a technology blogger, and he writes about computer coding, among other things. “I’ve been doing coding for a couple of years now,” Blake said. “I started to blog a couple of months ago.” He’s also a…


Park City Students Learn How to Code - Park City Television

Park City Students Learn How to Code - Park City Television The Park City School District has teamed up with the Park City Education Foundation to prepare their students for a life in a world surrounded by computers by teaching them coding fundamentals from a young age. Published on Jan 5, 2018    


Davis School District amps up coding program for younger students - Deseret News

FARMINGTON — The Davis School District has received a $207,255 STEM Action Center grant to teach coding skills to all elementary school students and increase computer science opportunities for junior high students. Thirty-three elementary schools in the district have volunteered to participate in this initiative during the 2017-18 school year, and the remaining 29…


From coding puzzles to interest-driven projects - CSforAZ

From coding puzzles to interest-driven projects - CSforAZ Author: Jared O’Leary Coding environments and curricula with puzzles and challenges often utilize engaging platforms which guide young coders to learn fundamental coding concepts and practices. These environments and curricula often progress from simple through complex algorithmic sequences with clearly defined…


Coding classes in Park City elementary schools see success - Bubba Brown, Park Record

Last school year, the Park City School District began exploring the mostly uncharted waters of teaching coding classes to elementary students. More than a year and a half later, the district is now reaping the rewards of implementing a program almost no other school system in the country offers. Abby McNulty, director of the Park City Education Foundation, which provides…


CSforAll Consortium District Pledge

Congratulations to our district partners, Avondale Elementary School District, Park City School District, and Kingsport City Schools for signing the CS for All Consortium District Pledge and committing to support the expansion of Computer Science to every K–12 student in the United States. See the pledge HERE and be sure to visit the CSforAll Consortium Website!


Pilot Coding Program A Success - KPCW

Last summer, it was announced that a local technology company, BoardDocs would finance a pilot coding program for the Park City School district’s first grade students. Now, nearly a year later, some 400 first graders have taken the first steps and the program will eventually be expanded from kindergarten through 5th grades. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more. LISTEN HERE…