In today’s world where software and technology are everywhere - in our computers, pockets, cars, and homes - computer science has become essential for a strong educational foundation, but unfortunately most schools don’t teach it. So, we’re proud and excited to introduce some of the basics of computer science into your child’s classroom this year using Code.org!
Regardless of who they are, where they come from, or what careers or opportunities they pursue in the future, students will be better prepared and informed citizens of the digital age by learning computer science. Encourage your child as they take the course, helping them to get beyond CS stereotypes and feel empowered. Students of color and female students are among underrepresented groups in this field of study and can especially benefit from your encouragement!
Code.org offers a fun, creative platform for learning basic coding and computer science! Using a blended learning model, Computer Science Fundamentals courses blend online and "unplugged" non-computer activities to teach students computational thinking, problem solving, programming concepts and digital citizenship.
Most importantly, students will learn skills that extend beyond CS and have a blast doing it! Research shows that students give computer science and the arts the highest ratings out of all their subjects. View more stats about CS.
For our classroom to participate in this course, we have created Code.org accounts for each student. Because the coursework is done online on the Code.org platform, students can log in from outside the classroom - from a computer or tablet at home, or in the library.
Students are disappointed when class ends while they’re still working on their Code.org projects, so encourage your child to log on and nurture that budding interest in computer science. Make screen time about creating, not consuming.