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Mrs. Chitwood’s Classroom Edit display name

  • Maxfield Elementary School
  • Saint Paul, MN
  • Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Women and minorities are underrepresented in tech fields and schools can help change this. “A 2016 report from Google found that black and Hispanic students were 1.5 and 1.7 times more likely to have an interest in learning CS. And while the nation has, overall, increased the number of CS course offerings in K-12 education, black and Hispanic students are less likely to have access to those resources(Myers, 2018).” Offering computer science from elementary school to high school can change the future for students. Women who try computer science in high school are ten times more likely to major in it and Black and Latinx students are seven times more likely to major in it(“What’s wrong with this picture?”, 2018). During the 2018-2019 school year, the library will begin to have a dedicated Makerspace. Currently students have been coding using Dash robots and Ozobots. This funding will introduce students to 3D printing with the addition of two FlashForge 3D printers. Students will also be able to create using the different building sets purchased. Many of the sets are STEM focused, such as building using pulleys and levers. This will reinforce concepts that they are learning in science class. A dedicated Makerspace will introduce students to computer science. Students will gain many skills including persistence, collaboration, communication, creativity, and problem solving. By learning computer science in elementary school, it could lead to a future career interest for scholars who are currently underrepresented in tech fields. What's wrong with this picture? (n.d.). Retrieved July 5, 2018, from https://code.org/promote Myers, B. (2018, March 28). Women and Minorities in Tech, By the Numbers. Retrieved from https://www.wired.com/story/computer-science-graduates-diversity/

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Women and minorities are underrepresented in tech fields and schools can help change this. “A 2016 report from Google found that black and Hispanic students were 1.5 and 1.7 times more likely to have an interest in learning CS. And while the nation has, overall, increased the number of CS course offerings in K-12 education, black and Hispanic students are less likely to have access to those resources(Myers, 2018).” Offering computer science from elementary school to high school can change the future for students. Women who try computer science in high school are ten times more likely to major in it and Black and Latinx students are seven times more likely to major in it(“What’s wrong with this picture?”, 2018). During the 2018-2019 school year, the library will begin to have a dedicated Makerspace. Currently students have been coding using Dash robots and Ozobots. This funding will introduce students to 3D printing with the addition of two FlashForge 3D printers. Students will also be able to create using the different building sets purchased. Many of the sets are STEM focused, such as building using pulleys and levers. This will reinforce concepts that they are learning in science class. A dedicated Makerspace will introduce students to computer science. Students will gain many skills including persistence, collaboration, communication, creativity, and problem solving. By learning computer science in elementary school, it could lead to a future career interest for scholars who are currently underrepresented in tech fields. What's wrong with this picture? (n.d.). Retrieved July 5, 2018, from https://code.org/promote Myers, B. (2018, March 28). Women and Minorities in Tech, By the Numbers. Retrieved from https://www.wired.com/story/computer-science-graduates-diversity/

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