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 FOR ALLThomasson said the grades K-2 students usually use Scratch Jr., while grades 3-5 use Scratch and Code.org. “It’s just for everybody,” Thomasson said, explaining that she initially had concerns about how coding would work for special education and special needs students. “It’s instruction.”
The Davis School District has received a $207,255 STEM Action Center grant to teach coding 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.