Virginia Schools: creating computer programs
While many adults admit to being computer illiterate, a small group of Virginia Elementary School students will soon be able to create their own computer programs.
Monday evening, Principal Kara Bowman told Virginia Board of Education members the school has launched an eight-week after-school computer coding class. The course is being taught by Amy Hunt. Bowman explained the course will help students “learn to collaborate with others, develop problem solving skills, and persist through difficult tasks.”
By the end of the course, Bowman said students will be able to create their own custom game or a story to share with others. Bowman anticipates coding courses will be expanded next year to include all elementary students.