Computer Science is one of the most popular and fastest growing fields, yet still have have many unfilled jobs. We want to attract more high school students to this class to expose them to programming, problem solving, collaboration, and other 21st century skills required by the tech industry.
The Computer Science room is used by approximately 160 high school students during the school day, and also serves as our Programming & Robotics Club meeting space 1 - 2 evenings a week.
The students are developing applications with Java, competing in cyber security events such as CyberPatriot, VEX Robotics, and designing games as side-projects. Many students, once exposed to programming, fall in love with the field and take additional programming courses that are in this classroom. They often serve as Teacher Assistants and spend additional free time in this classroom whenever possible. The computer programming students are quickly forming a community of peers within the school who love being in the room working on assignments and side projects. They are developing working relationships and leadership with teachers, mentors, and peers as they work in teams to solve problems. They often bounce ideas off each other to develop the best and most efficient solutions.
The computer science classroom will be used for 7 of the 8 periods this year. The enrollment of computer science has increased the last few years. We still want to expose more students to this field that is currently in high demand. This classroom is extremely social, lively, and collaborative. The plastic chairs currently in use are 15 years old. Most are cracked or not functioning properly. Students need to be in more comfortable chairs when they are using them every day for a 90 minute span. The computer science classes are active and lively as many collaborate with their neighbors on programming assignments at the computer or design concepts at tables. We want them to easily transition from the common work tables centered in the room to the computers on the outside.
Computer programming and technology innovation are 21st century skills that are in high demand.
We want to create a cool, comfortable learning environment that encourages collaboration and creative thought. Recruiting students with little experience or knowledge of programming is a challenge. New chairs (and eventually other new furniture) will help distinguish the computer science classroom from the others and attract inquisitive learners.Read More
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This classroom project was brought to life by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and 11 other donors.