This year, I will teaching Code.org's K-8 Intro to Computer Science course to our children.
WHAT IS IT?
K-8 Intro to Computer Science is fun, collaborative, and creative! It is designed to inspire students to continue learning how technology improves real world relationships, connections, and life.
how the Internet works
basic computer programming
logic, problem solving and creativity
The course features puzzles, video lectures by Bill Gates, Mark Zuckenberg and Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat, as well as familiar characters from popular games Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies. Using a blended learning model, your children are learning with a mix of online, self-guided activities and "unplugged" activities that use no computer at all.
WHY COMPUTER SCIENCE?
Software is everywhere. It's shaping almost every aspect of how we live our lives. But very few kids are learning how to actually create games, apps, and programs.
Did you know?
90% of American schools do not teach computer science.
Fewer students are learning how computers work than a decade ago!
All students can learn to code; however, girls and students of color are severely underrepresented in computer science.
Computer science is a foundation for every student. That is why I am introducing these critical 21st century skills.
Check out the video below to find out more about the importance of learning to code!
Code.org is a nonprofit dedicated to giving every student in every school the opportunity to learn computer science, and expanding participation by girls and students of color. Learn more at www.code.org
The Birmingham City School System does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, national origin, color, disability and age, in any of its programs and activities. Compliance with the foregoing notice of nondiscrimination is coordinated by the Chief Human Resources Officer 2015 Park Place North, Birmingham, Alabama 35203, (205) 231-4600.