WE ARE LEARNING COMPUTER SCIENCE!
In Educational Technology class we’re teaching Code.org’s K-8 Intro to Computer Science course to your child.
WHAT IS IT?
K-8 Intro to Computer Science is fun, collaborative, and creative! It’s designed to inspire students to continue learning how technology improves real world relationships, connections, and life.
- basic computer programming
- logic, problem solving and creativity
The course features puzzles, video lectures by Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg 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 don’t teach computer science.
- Fewer students are learning how computers work than a decade ago!
- All students can learn to code. But girls and students of color are severely underrepresented in computer science.
Computer science is a foundation for every student. That’s why we’re introducing ours to these critical 21st century skills.
Code.org is a non-profit 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.
“Love is not patronizing and charity isn't about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same -- with charity you give love, so don't just give money but reach out your hand instead.”
― Mother Teresa
I am excited to begin my 9th year teaching at St. Joseph School. I am looking forward to teaching technology this year.