DOWNEY – Stauffer Middle School is one of only 12 schools nationwide selected to receive 35 Samsung Android tablets as part of a new pilot Introduction to Computer Science course. Verizon will supply Stauffer’s Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program with the tablets, along with 4G LTE data plans.
Students in the Introduction to Computer Science course will explore “the power of computational thinking and the connection of digital literacy to their lives, and learn fundamental computer science concepts that apply to a range of disciplines, future studies, and careers,” according to a press release.
“We see intense demand for a challenging, comprehensive K-12 pathway in computer science,” said Anne Jones, senior vice president and chief program officer at PLTW. “When we engage students at a young age with authentic, problem-based learning in computer science – and then continue that positive engagement in the classroom – we address problems of access and equity with a solution that really works.”
Published: Dec. 18, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 36