Introducing Coding into Kingsport City Schools

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…


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…


Kingsport City Schools Gets BootUp

Kingsport City Schools began their “Computer Science (CS) for All” implementation program in 2016 when they were the recipient of a BootUp coding implementation grant funded by Emerald Data Solutions, the makers of BoardDocs. Kingsport City Schools, located in the Northeastern corner of Tennessee, has an overall ratio of 54% free or reduced lunch recipients, with some…


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…