This summer I had the great experience of working with a dedicated team of educators to work toward developing a curated resource list for teaching coding in our schools. This team included:
- Jennifer Carr, BES
- Morgan McMullin, BES
- Krystle Demas, GES
- Ariel Perry, GES
- Henry Jones, GMS
What was produced was a matrix of curated activities, organized by grade level, and cross-referenced with core content applications. In 2019, school divisions in Virginia will be responsible for teaching coding aligned to new Virginia SOL for Computer Science.
We believe coding helps students not only to develop a marketable skill, but more importantly, it’s an activity that “teaches us how to think.” A wink to Seymour Papert.