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To provide equitable access, coding needs to be taught at a young age and to all students.
Check out the latest news and articles below.
June 11, 2018Blog Posts
Teach elementary students to code through interest-driven projects
- Jared O’Leary, Ph.D
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…
by Jared OLeary
March 6, 2018Press Releases
Avondale Elementary School District teaches coding to all K-8 students during the school day! In 2014, schools replaced an existing 40 minute typing and computer applications class with a new coding class. Since then, coding teachers have met weekly as a group. They are also supported by local BootUp Curriculum Developer, Jared O'Leary.
by Abby Funabiki
February 26, 2018In The News
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…
January 25, 2018In The News
Code Read: In Kingsport schools, computer training starts early - TimesNews
RICK WAGNER • JAN 25, 2018 AT 12:31 PM
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…
January 5, 2018In The News
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
December 14, 2017In The 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…
August 31, 2017In The News
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…
August 1, 2017Blog Posts
Kingsport City Schools began their “Coding for All” implementation program in 2016. Since then, every elementary student has had the opportunity to learn to code. Library Media Specialists provide computer science instruction to elementary students during Related Arts class, which is already part of the school day. Each student receives about 14 hours of coding…