Interested in signing up??? Permission slips are due by 1/22/18 but can be picked up from any 5th through 8th grade homeroom teacher! Remember, spots are LIMITED!
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In STEM, code is the language of creativity. Without knowing how to code, one would be reliant on tools created by others.
The Johnson Street Coding Club is a club of 5th through 8th graders who are interested in understanding and applying computer science concepts, learning how to code, and writing code to solve problems. The club will meet once a week after school. Each student is expected to:
- Attend each session
- Be a collaborative team member and problem solver for team activities
- Be creative and Have fun!
During these sessions, we will connect the club members to computer science in the same way that it touches our lives - everywhere.
What is Coding?
Coding (also called computer programming) is writing a set of instructions on what tasks a computer needs to perform. Some educators and experts are calling it the new literacy - a subject so important that every child needs to know the basics to excel in our rapidly changing world.
What is Computer Science?
Despite the availability of computers in school, the most significant aspect of computing has been held back from most students: learning how to create with computers (i.e. Computer Science). Instead of being passive consumers of computing technologies, students should become active producers and creators.
Computer Science is the study of computers and algorithmic processes, including their principles, their hardware and software designs, their applications, and their impact on society.
In our digital age, computers are both the paint and the paintbrush. Computer Science education creates the artists.